We have an on-site workshop that delivers a truly professional repair and maintenance service for guitars, bass, drums, and brass & woodwind instruments. We also have access to the area's leading amp/electronics repairers, so we can facilitate these repairs for you too.

Guitar Repairs

Over the years, our resident technician, Barrie Palmer has repaired and modified countless guitars and basses and is regarded by many as the only sensible choice for your instrument. We have a dedicated workshop onsite at our Harlow store filled with all the specialist tools needed for a truly professional service.


No job is too big or too small, so whether it's a simple clean and restring, total re-fret or GK Synth pickup installation we can accommodate!

Booking your guitar in...

You can drop off your instrument to our store any day during regular opening hours. One of our team will book your guitar into our system, taking all the necessary details, ready to hand it over to Barrie in our workshop.

In addition to workshop repairs carried out during the week, Barrie is also available on Saturdays for urgent repairs, subject to availability. Please contact us on 01279 432900 beforehand to check for availability.

Below is pricing for our most common workshop jobs - for further details and to view our full range of workshop services you can download our full workshop job price list herePlease contact us should you require anything outside of these.

Clean & Restring

6-String Guitar / Bass

12-String Guitar / Classical / Floyd Rose



Set Ups

Full set up

Full Set Up with Fret Dress and Re-crown

Advanced Acoustic Set Up



Rosewood Fretboard

Maple Fretboard

Lacquered Fretboard

Bound Fretboard

 £180 + £25 (fret wire)£200 + £25 (fret wire)£210 + £25 (fret wire)£225 + £25 (fret wire)


Top Nuts

Strat Style

Les Paul / Acoustic


Basic from pre-grooved nut£33£38£43

Electric Pickup Installation 




Semi-Acoustic Active

1 Pickup £28£44£46£69
2 Pickups£37£52£52£74
3 Pickups £42£56  
Routing body / pickguard in addition to fitting£28£45  


Acoustic Pickup Installation

Undersaddle Pickup

Undersaddle Pickup & Full Set Up



Download our full workshop price list here


Brass & Woodwind

We also offer an onsite brass and woodwind servicing and repair service. We have invested heavily in all the professional tools and cater for servicing, problem solving, re-padding, re-springs and much more.


As an added benefit to our onsite workshop, we are ideally positioned to offer you the most comprehensive pre and after sales service around. All instruments found for sale in our stores and online, both new and used, undergo vigorous checks and setup procedures to ensure of quality. Plus if you do have a problem, there is always someone on site to help.

Remember that all of our instrument repairs are carried out in-store in our onsite workshop.

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