Instrument Repairs

By: Guitar Guru Australia  14-Jul-2015
Keywords: Paint, Ranges, Guitar

Guy Mallaby has over 20 years of highly educated experience in guitar and stringed instrument craftsmanship. His expertise ranges from technical setups, electronics repairs, pickup matching and pickup replacements, minor and major body/neck timber repairs and restorations, to the design and building process of his own handmade electric guitars! Guy's formal training and experience began with Philip Carson-Crickmore (regarded as one of Australia's most prestigious guitar makers) and has since gone on to work for two of the major Australian guitar production companies at various times in the past... Maton Guitars, and Cole Clark Guitars. "A seeker of perfection, and an accomplished guitarist & musician myself, I fully understand 'the connection between instrument and player' and so I aim to achieve the top level of quality and excellence, delivering absolute satisfaction for my clients with a finished result that is 'World Class' and tailored to each individual player's exact needs and specifications." - Guy Mallaby. Guitar Guru Australia - (EST. 2008), has been in operation for the past 7.5 years situated in the township of Belgrave, Victoria.. Located in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, at the foothills of the Mount Dandenong Ranges and just 45 minutes drive from Melbourne's C.B.D., the township of Belgrave offers public transport - trains, buses and taxis to and from Belgrave Station... And there are GREAT cafe`s here too! Approx. 1 hr and 10 mins by train to Flinders Street Station. Features and Specialties of our Workshop: Buffing Arbor Area Spindle Moulder/Trimmer Area Wiring/Electrical and Setup Area Build, Re-build and Restoration Area Fretting, Parts Maintenance and Setup Area Temperature and Climate Controlled Spray Booth Temperature and Climate Controlled Assembly Room Custom Made, Industry Standard Tools & Jigs: Fret-Press and Fretting Jig Truss Rod Channel Cutting Jig Fretboard Radius Blocks and Jigs Removal Jigs for Gluing and Repairing Necks Removal Jigs for Gluing and Repairing Bridges Internal structural jigs for Acoustic Body Repairs Custom Made Heat Jig for Bending Sides & Binding EXAMPLES OF TECHNICAL SETUP WORK Basic Setups Getting ready to sell Getting ready to buy Restring / settling in new strings Major adjustments Complete Setups Fret dressings & or fret replacements Clean & adjust to spec all components / parts Body, Neck, Fretboard Re-conditioning & Polishing Replacement timbers & Restoration of worn timbers Truss rod adjustments, replacement parts & full replacements Check, clean, repair or replace all electronics - Active & Passive Tremolo / Floyd Rose bridge replacement parts, fulcrum resets Intonation nodal points & adjustment of saddle seating height EXAMPLES OF TIMBER REPAIR LUTHIERY: Warped or Twisted Neck Broken Neck or Headstock Broken or Stuck Truss Rod Faulty or Broken Machine Heads Faulty or Broken Wiring/Electronics Broken Internal Kerfing or Bracing (acoustic) Cracks or Splits in Face, Back, Sides and Necks Fret, Nut, Bridge or Saddle Correction Replacement Fret, Nut, Bridge or Saddle Worn Timber Parts Replacements Neck / Body Re-Frets / New Fingerboard and Re-Frets Re-shute Fingerboards, make Fretted Instruments Fret-less Nitro Cellulose Clear, Opaque, Sunburst, Custom Color Finishes We cater for ALL your guitar and stringed instrument needs: Service / Maintenance, repair, re-build and or custom creations! We do every type of restoration & repair to all types of guitar style stringed instruments including: Electric Guitars / Acoustic Guitars / Bass Guitars / Spanish-Classical Guitars / Slide Guitars / Weisenborns / Banjos / Mandolins / Harps / Autoharps / Ukeleles 4 String * 5 String * 6 String * 7 String * 8 String * 10 String * 12 String Guitar Guru Australia also offers TRADE DISCOUNT SERVICES for: *Schools, TAFE Colleges, Universities, and Retail Sales Businesses*

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