Guitar Setup in Drop C

Purchase at the same time as a guitar


Please note that depending on how busy our techs are adding a set up to your order will delay it by a few days. It will be dispatched by your chosen delivery method after the setup work is complete.

Want to get your guitar set up for Drop C tuning right out of the box? Purchase this set up at the same time as any guitar and we will get your new guitar rocking at Drop C before we send it out. New strings and a full set up mean that you don't need to spend hours getting this guitar into working shape, gig and studio worthy from day 1.

Aren't Guitars set up at the factory? Can't I just tuned down for Drop C?
You might have got away playing in Drop C without a full set up before - and let's face it your guitar isn't going to break or anything. But all those subtle set up optimisations like action, intonation and string tension are set at the factory for standard tuning - Drop C is significant shift to those optimisations. That's why it's so important that an experienced guitar technician (like our Justin, Andy and Gavin!) changes the strings for an optimal tension, files the nut to the right width for the thicker strings and for the right action as well as making adjustments to the truss rod to precisely counter the great tension of strings with a greater mass, setting the saddles to reset the intonation to eliminate microtuning issues... and more! The end result is a guitar that feels and sounds like it was designed to be in Drop C from the start!

What a set up does
Have you ever picked up a friends guitar and just instantly felt at home, like you could play anything you wanted with nothing in your way. That is a well set up guitar. A poorly set up guitar will go out of tune quicker, will not be intonated properly and could have problems like high action or notes fretting out (cutting out short).

Getting your guitar set up is much like getting a service for your car - it checks it over and makes sure it is in full working order so that you can get the best possible experience with that guitar for as long as humanly possible.

Work included in this package

  • Nut filing for thicker strings
  • Truss rod adjustment
  • Setting the action
  • Tremolo setup (floating at correct height)
  • Restring (with 11-54 strings)
  • Intonated to Drop C tuning

Can you cater for special requirements?
We can cater to some requirements for eg a preference for action height. Please add your requirements to the order notes during check out and they will be passed on to our guitar techs.


This work constitues the guitar in question becoming 'bespoke or customised goods' and as such is specifically exempt from the right to cancel as part of a Consumer Contract (formerly Distance Selling Regulations). That means that guitars that we cannot accept returns of any guitar that has been set up this way. So please be sure that you are completely certain Drop C setup is what you want - some of the work is irreversible. However if you do have any issues with your set up please get in touch with us and we'll do our best to get things sorted for you.  

International orders
Humidity changes can have a dramatic effect on the set up of a guitar. We can accomidate by over compensating with a little extra slack in the truss rod for example however we can only guarentee a flawless set up if ordered within the UK. If you are ordering within Europe we will endevour to adjust the set up to comprensate. We recommend if you live outside of Europe that you do not order this service, we cannot guarentee how the humidty change and transit will effect the set up and as stated above we cannot accept returns on set up guitars.

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