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The UK's No. 1 String Specialist
Strings Direct Guitar Workshop


Chris, our in house technician has over 30 years of experience including 20 years at The Bass Centre, The Acoustic Centre & House of Guitars servicing instruments for the likes of Pink Floyd, Brian May, The Who, Radiohead, Jamiroquai and many more...


WEDNESDAY: 9.30am - 5.00pm

For an estimate or to chat with Chris call 01702 540068 or email


*Please note these prices are guidelines as every repair is different.

Restring (Standard Bridge: £10 + Strings) (Floyd Rose/Complex Trem: £15 + Strings) 
We aim to have you restrung same day; just add strings!

Basic Set-up - £40
The aim here is to get the guitar as playable as possible.  It includes all truss-rod, top nut and bridge adjustments for optimum performance as well as a thorough check of the electronics and overall clean.  (Strings & parts not included).

Premium Set-up - £60 (Our most popular service)
This includes the full set-up with fretwork.  Most instruments will need this from time to time as frets become uneven due to fingerboard swell, shrinkage or simply worn through playing.  Once the frets are levelled and crowned and the full set-up is carried out you will discover your instrument's full potential.  (Strings & parts not included).




Replace Top Nut - £25
Top nuts can be individually cut from a selection of materials e.g. graphite, bone, brass etc...  This is often preferable to fitting a pre-cut top nut as they rarely fit without modification!

Rewiring - from £20
Any kind of electrical work can be carried out including pickup swaps, pickup rewinds, active circuit installation, custom wiring etc... Electrical gremlins also exterminated!

Hardware Fitting & Custom Routing - POA
Machine heads, bridges, pick guards etc.. can often be fitted with little or no modification however some pickups and hardware may require bodywork routing to fit, e.g. humbuckers, tremolos, battery boxes, active EQs etc...


"I would like to use your workshop but I am not local to Strings Direct."
No problem; we use a fast, reliable, insured collection & delivery service.  We use DPD Local and collection costs start at £32 but it's worth checking independently for alternative shipping options.

"Will your workshop fit my parts or do I have to buy the parts from you?"
If you'd like to supply your own parts we will be more than happy to fit them for you and cost will be discussed depending on your specific situation.

"Does the workshop setup guitars AND basses?"
Yes, Chris, our in-house tech has a wide knowledge of both guitars and basses.

"Is it possible to have guitar electronics repaired and serviced?"
Yes of course.  Our Premium Setup includes a wiring check as standard but you can also request to add-on rewiring or a simple wiring check along with any other work being carried out.

"Can you help with guitar re-finishing?
Unfortunately not at this time.

'Can you re-fret my guitar or bass?'
Unfortunately, at this time we do not currently have the facilities to carry out a full re-fret.


Is your question not here?  Drop us an email at for an informal chat.