I make guitar parts in a dedicated workshop. All parts are hand finished and quality checked. Manufacturing methods include traditional hand crafting and digitally controlled machining. Design is geared to obtain best tone quality and playability.
I began making parts in 1972 when I found the saddle on my first guitar (a 'BM Espana') began to get grooves worn into it. I had tuition for many years and avidly practiced every day. For the first few years I played only classical guitar and then, turning 18, I began to take an interest in Blues and later I took up the electric guitar. I always had guitars in bits and made whatever parts I needed.
My main occupation up until about 10 years ago was as an experimental physicist bulding space instrumentation - and so I gained plenty of experience in dealing with design and manufacture of one off items. My business has combined my scientific and music skills into one and over the last few years a dedicated workshop for guitar parts has been built up. I design parts with a scientific view of what it needs to do on the guitar and how can it be optimised. I strive to finish parts to the highest precision but also to make sure the buyer can reasonably tailor the part to get the best fit.
No guitar has to be a bad guitar !
With the right treatment and adjustment and a few new parts, even the most awful sounding guitar can be made to give a beautiful tone. Admitedly the more expensive the instrument the wider its range of tones, the wider its difference between loud and soft, the better its feel across all the frets. But, even the cheapest guitar can make a passionate and expressive tune in the right hands.
It is our aim to supply a broad range of guitar parts and tools - supported with full instructions and videos - to allow the guitarist to get the most out of their instrument, whether they spent the cost of a new car on it or found it for a fiver in a charity shop !