New Projects

I’m taking a break from touring and as a result spending a lot more time in the workshop doing guitar repairs and setups. I’ve also been visiting the wonderful Jon Shuker in Derbyshire regularly where I’ve been building my own guitar (under Jon’s tutelage). I can’t recommend Jon’s guitar building course enough, his work is…

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Guitar Headstock Repair Jig. Almost there…

The guitar headstock repair jig is taking shape. Just finalising the position of the toggle clamps and then I just need to figure out once and for all how I’m going to mount the threaded bars or bolts that will push down on the top of the headstock via a peace of wood packing. The…

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The headstock repair jig to end all…

The “David Collins” style headstock repair jig is beginning to take shape. Hoping to have this finished today. Search online for more info on David Collins initial design, it clamps the guitar from every direction and applies pressure just where you need it when gluing a headstock, at least I hope it does! More photos/updates…

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Re-Fretting

It’s been slow going with this one as I’ve had a few other jobs to take care of but we’re getting there. Here you can see the board has been levelled, the fret slots cleaned out and the frets over bent and roughly cut to size. There has been some minor chipping of the fretboard…

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