Guitar setup and repairs in Sheffield

 

If you’re wondering “where can I find a guitar repair shop near me?” then you’ve come to the right place! Finale Guitar is Sheffield’s best priced place for guitar repairs. We can offer a comprehensive range of guitar setup and repair services including:

  • Restrings – give your guitar that fresh new feeling and bright new tone with a set of new strings
  • Guitar set up service – tame your unplayable beast with a lower action, lighter strings, intonation correction etc- all tailored to your needs as a player
  • Guitar neck correction – improve the action and make your guitar easier to play
  • Bone saddle and nut building – improve the sustain and tuning stability of your acoustic guitar 
  • Electrical repairs, pickup upgrades/replacements etc.
  • Fret grinding and complete re-frets
  • …And much much more.
Simon playing a live gig

Simon playing a live gig

 

 

We understand that your guitar is your baby and for advanced repairs and modifications you only want to entrust it to the best and most experienced craftspeople around! Our in-store guitar technician Simon Raddall is a consummate professional with years of experience. All of our guitar repairs are completed quickly, efficiently and to an extremely high standard.

Simon worked for many years as an electrician before turning his life-long passion for repairing and reconditioning guitars into a full time career in 2019. A fantastic guitarist, who gigs regularly with Sheffield based tribute band “The Bowie Contingent”, he also tests and reviews new equipment on Youtube and repairs, renovates and restores guitars for us here at Finale Guitar! If your guitar is in need of a service or setup then it’s in safe hands!

Here are a few examples of his previous work:

Gretsch guitar setup - frets leveled, tremolo lowered, nut slots recut and electronics repaired

Gretsch guitar setup – frets leveled, tremolo lowered, nut slots recut and electronics repaired

This Telecaster previously had 20 paint chips and a warped neck. It now has a bone nut, a straight neck with correct intonation and not a chip in sight.

Another gorgeous Gretsch with tremolo problems... All sorted now and plays like a dream!

Another gorgeous Gretsch with tremolo problems… All sorted now and plays like a dream!

 

For custom instrument builds, we are also proud to work with Theo Parmakis, a professional instrument builder and luthier. Theo studied at Newark School of Violin Making and Repair, builds violins and repairs guitars, mandolins and banjos. As a musician as well as an instrument maker, he has a first hand understanding of how much difference a well adjusted instrument can make to the player. He also teaches the banjo and as a programmer, he has created several web-based tools for musicians (including his very helpful chord generator tool without which Nye would never have completed his first book).

 

Here are some further examples of Theo’s work:

Hand built violin by Sheffield luthier Theo Parmakis

Hand built violin by Sheffield luthier Theo Parmakis

Theo Parmakis, Sheffield guitar luthier- setup and repair

The master at work!

Sheffield acoustic guitar refret by local guitar luthier

A completed acoustic guitar neck refret

Sheffield Guitar Repair - luthier near me

Restoring a very old mandolin

Violin repair by Theo Parmakis - Sheffield Luthier

A violin in its early stages

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information on pricing or to book your instrument in for an appraisal please contact us today.