GUITAR REPAIRS: BODY REPAIRS

Nothing is Beyond Repair (Well Almost Nothing)

That has always been our philosophy. So if the worse happens then I am sure there is something we can do.

Our body repairs cover;

  • Restoring dents
  • Repairing splits and cracks
  • Full top or back replacement for acoustic or jazz guitars
  • Repair of bracing
  • Replacement of body binding

All our repairs are carried out sympathetically, sourcing and matching as closely as we can to the original whilst doing everything we can to maintain your instruments character and sound.

So if the worse does happen, lets talk…

Case Study – Takamine CP 132 CS

This is the thing about Dietmar. In many cases an instrument in this condition would be a write-off. But for many of us guitarists our instruments are our friends. We know how they behave, respond and feel and whilst (in many cases) we have many friends in our collections we value each and every one of them for their familiarity and sonic qualities.

Dietmar knows and appreciates this and in this case we see the resurrection of an instrument that should have retired gracefully. That which could be saved was. The rest was faithfully recreated and restored as good as new.

Work undertaken included removing the damaged top and binding, building and bracing a new top, repairing several cracks and splits in the body, rebinding all body edges, refinishing the body, resetting the preamp as well as giving the instrument a fret redress and overall setup for intonation and playability.

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Body Repairs
  • Takamine CP 132 CS new body bracing and struts
    Takemine CP 132 CS new body bracing
  • Takamine CP 132 CS removing old edge binding
    Takemine CP 132 CS removing the old binding
  • Takamine CP 132 CS shaping the new bracing
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs new body bracing and struts fitted
  • Takamine CP 132 CS original body open view
    Takemine CP 132 CS original body
  • Takamine CP 132 CS routing a new soundhole
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs routing the new soundhole
  • Takamine CP 132 CS date and signature stamp
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs signed authentication
  • Takamine CP 132 CS applying new edge binding
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs adding new inlays
  • Takamine CP 132 CS new top gluing in clamps
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs gluing new top in place
  • Takamine CP 132 CS fully restored
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs newly finished body Top
  • Takamine CP 132 CS ready for revarnishing
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs fully resprayed
  • Takamine CP 132 CS setting the bridge position
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs setting scale length
  • Takamine CP 132 CS fully refinished body
    Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs fully refinished

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