As always it is really important to stress that I am not the technician and in writing up any kind of overview of what goes on in the workshop is dependant on my own personal knowledge (memory) of their work and my 16 years being around the workshop looking on with interest. In other words, don't pick holes in my descriptions!! lol
Every single guitar will have its own individual needs and requirements depending on what comes out the box and what the player requires in terms of setup.
The following guitar happens to be a Godin XTSA which is a regular visitor to our workshop due to my specialist knowledge of Godin guitars which I send all around the World.
The illustrations are not necessarily in the order in which they are done but are representative of the various measurements, modifications and adjustments that are required to make the instrument play to its best.
Click on the first image to watch the gallery, bypassing the text.
So there you go - thats an overview at a glance. Each guitar will take the technician around 2 hours to complete. I believe this level of detail is unique to my business, certainly when you combine this with my live help facility providing backup and support most hours.
If you are looking to buy a guitar that I sell, I would hate for you to consider buying it anywhere else - The setups on the guitars I sell are at the heart of the service I offer and backed up by my own diligent approach to pre and post sale service.
I hope this pictorial tour has helped you understand a little more about the work that goes into an electric guitar pre sale, new or used.
For more details call me on 01789 26 33 33.
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We welcome players from all over the World to consult with Richard directly via live help, allowing Richard to help you find the right guitar and ensure it is set up to your personal playing specification.
For FREE we provide...
fanatical quality control
personalised setup service by our highly experienced guitar tech who has worked with Richard for over 15 years
Richard play tests your guitar pre delivery to ensure it meets the specification
6 and 12 month check/reset
Online support most hours via chat (provided by Richard who has specialised in guitar consultancy for 21 years)
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To ensure anyone can benefit from this highly personalized service we subsidize the delivery costs from our pocket - not yours, resulting in the following delivery charges*
Any delivery to Western Europe £15.
Eastern Europe £25
Every guitar is packed personally by Richard. We purchase especially strengthened outer cartons and pack each guitar in a way that guarantees the guitar will come out the box as it went in - perfect.
If you bought your guitar from an alternate source it would cost you at least £50 to have it play to the standard that we set our guitars AS standard.
Why would you want to buy from a faceless online store if you can buy from someone who values every customer and their personal needs?
I do hope we can help you further as we provide the service you wish you could find locally!