Service and Repair at Guitar Mania
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Guitar Mania is now an official Taylor Guitars Service and Repair centre.
Jon has been on an intensive training course at Taylor and come back with much wisdom and specialised tooling.
We can now replace faulty body sensor pickups, perform full neck-off resets (like the pic on the left) and much more. Unlike other USA guitar makers Taylor offer a 12 YEAR WARRANTY and when you see just how well they build guitars, you'll know why. As a fully endorsed Taylor Service Centre we can get and keep your Taylor playing good as new for longer.
Feel free to contact us for all your warranty and non warranty issues.
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Here at Guitar Mania we have a wealth of experience with servicing guitars guitars.
Chris (the MD) is a qualified electronics engineer and an accomplished guitar tech.
Jon has now set up loads more guitars than Chris and so the pupil has now become the master.
With their combined strengths Guitar Mania can provide one of the UK's leading and most respected guitar servicing workshops.
All prices INCLUDE VAT but exclude the cost of parts like strings, switches etc
Remove and dispose of your old strings, re-string, stretch in; tune up, stretch; tune up; clean and polish frets and body.
Acoustic or Electric Guitars with standard trems or fixed bridge in STANDARD E tuning: £16.00
Acoustic or Electric Guitars with standard trems or fixed bridge with Drop / Altered tuning: £20.00
Classical either full size or 3/4 £18.00
Ibanez / Jackson style Floyd Rose trem in STANDARD E tuning: £20.00
Ibanez / Jackson style Floyd Rose trem in Drop D / Altered tuning: £25.00
Why go for this ?: You don't have time to re-string it yourself; You don't know how to put strings on; You want us to put them on "properly"; Your guitar doesn't stay in tune; Your guitar may stay in tune better now we've put the strings on properly (however, other factors do apply, see in store for details).
Remove and dispose of your old strings; clean and oil fingerboard; buff and polish frets; re-string; check /adjust truss rod (neck angle); check / adjust intonation and action; set / adjust trem; test / clean electronics; tune up; play / test and repeat above until we're satisfied it's right; clean and polish body.
Acoustic and Classical Guitars £49.00
Electric Guitars with standard trems or fixed bridge: £59.00
Ibanez / Jackson style Floyd Rose trem guitars £69.00
Ibanez / Jackson style Floyd Rose trem in Drop D / Altered tuning: £79.00
As above but with attention to individual frets / partial fret dress ADD £15
Why go for this option ? To improve the PLAYABILITY of your guitar. Suitable for anyone that has a guitar that is basically okay but is in need of a little love to get it back to good as new. With our service we'll get it BETTER than new ! (Miracles available but the impossible may take a little longer !)
£10 Discount available if you purchased the guitar from us.
The FULL Monty Service
Remove and dispose of your old strings; full FRET DRESS with attention to individual frets; re-profile, buff and polish; deep clean fingerboard; treat / oil fingerboard; re-string; check /adjust truss rod (neck angle); check / adjust intonation and action; clean individual bridge saddles; set / adjust trem including radius; test / clean electronics; tune up; play / test and repeat above until we're satisfied it's right; clean and polish body.
Acoustic and Classical Guitars £75.00
Electric Guitars with standard trems or fixed bridge: £99.00
Ibanez / Jackson style Floyd Rose trem guitars £115.00
Ibanez / Jackson style Floyd Rose trem Downtuned to C / Altered tuning etc: £129.00
Why go for this option ? To turn your guitar from un-playable to playable again. An extreme makeover or complete strip down and overhaul. For a guitar that is need of more than a little love. With our Full Monty service we'll get it as good as it can go ! (Miracles available but the impossible may take a little longer !)
£15 Discount available if you purchased the guitar from us.
Repair Work Available:
Jack socket replacement. Acoustic end pin jacks, Electric guitars, open chassis or barrel type - in stock.
Noisy volume / Tone pot replacement. 25K / 250K / 500K / 1 Meg - in stock
Switch replacement: 5 way, 3 way or even 4 way. Strat, Ibanez, all available from stock
Top Nut Replacement - many nut sizes kept in stock.
Neck adjustment - truss rod adjustment, (usually included in set ups)
Electrical - re-wire, buzzing, earthing problems, tone problems
Pick up fitting: We can either fit your supplied pickup or get a 50% fitting discount when you get us to supply and fit. We stock Bare Knuckle, EMG, Seymour Duncan, Dimazio and Fender pickups.
Trem fitting and replacement: Floyd rose, vintage, bigsby
Machineheads: upgrade your tuners, we stock Grovers and LOCKING Fender machineheads etc.
We also undertake Custom Shop work as well, such as:
Complete or part re-wiring of your guitar
Custom wiring : eg ADD a Tele tone to your Strat
3 way to 4 way / 5 way conversions
Pick up coil taps (where possible)
Push Pull pots, strange and wonderfull wiring and taps
Kill Switches - for machine gun effects.
Prices will be quoted once the guitar is in our hands. Most of the above jobs work out at around £30 - £50 plus parts.
Amplification Repairs and Servicing:
Repairs and servicing:
Amp servicing - clean pots, re-valve, clean out dust etc £70 plus parts
Amp repairs - really depends on what's wrong (obviously) but 'most' repair bills seems to come in at around £40 - £60 for non valve amps and £100 - £140 for valve amps.
Modification and Customisation:
Mesa Dual Rectifier - Parallel to Series effects loop modification - £60 (improves the tone of your effects)
1: Epiphone Sheraton for an Intermediate service.
Check out these before and after images if you are in any doubt as to the miracles we can perform :
Work we don't do:
Sorry, at the moment, we don't have a spray shop here so we can't do body repairs like holes, dents or anything requiring re-sprays and touch ups. We are also unable to do complete re-frets.