We have our own in house guitar technician - meet Gavin! Gavin has been with us for over 15 years and will happily carry out any kind of set up or servicing on your guitar. He is experienced in working with all the major brands of guitars, basses & acoustics, and has serviced 1000s of guitars during his time at Andertons. Gavin does his work in our own on-site workshop, except for refinishing work which is done in an off site paint shop. Because Gavin is based in store you can often speak to him in person to discuss exactly what you want done to your guitar.
Guitar repairs are charged out at £40 per hour plus parts. A typical set up will take 1 to 1.30 hours and cost between £40-60 plus the strings and any other parts used. If the set up requires work on a Floyd Rose style trem, or excessive fret dressing then this can take up to 2 hours. Gavin will always phone you and let you know if a job will take longer than 1 hour. Our turn around time on most guitar repairs is 3-5 working days, and you can drop your guitar in to us any day of the week.
Gavin says: "To keep your guitar in the best possible playing condition you should have it set up professionally at least once a year. Changes in temperature and humidity can cause the neck of your guitar to move and this will result in an uncomfortably high action or unwanted fret buzz. When I set your guitar up I make sure that the neck is perfect, the intonation is spot on and the electrics are all working fine - I even give it a clean!"
If your guitars need some work or want to mod it with new hardware get in touch on the phone at +44 1483 456777 or fill out the form on our contact page here.