Luthier / Guitar Workshop

East London based guitar luthier providing guitar repairs, general set ups, intonation set up, action & string height adjustment, general clean up of body & fretboards, fret re-dress, fret polish, complete levelling & crowning, guitar electrics clean ups and mods, hardware replacements, string changes and many more.

Unit 209, Riverbank House, Bloc Riverbank, 455 Wick Lane. E3 2TB -  Appointments only!


Here are my set prices for my guitar luthier services. If you have a project that is not included on the price list or you would like a quote for a special job please contact me for more information.



Stretch & tune new strings, clean, treat & polish
Classical/Nylon string guitar  £25
Acoustic, Electric Guitar & Bass  £20


Clean & polish fretboard/frets, check & clean electrics, nut & saddle adjustment, truss rod adjustment, neck relief, intonation, tremolo balance, pickup height.
Locking Trems  £80
Acoustic, Electric & Bass  £70


Shielding  £60
Switch Replacement  £20
Jack Replacement (incl. jack)  £20
General Work (Les Paul/SG)  £70
General Work (strat/tele)  £60

Fret Dress

Fret level & dress/recrown, set up
Standard Fret Dress  £140


Binding  £230
Normal  £200


Electric Bridge Upgrade  £50
Removal, clean & re-set of acoustic bridge  £140

Bone Nut & Saddle Replacement

Acoustic Saddle  £60
Guitar/Bass  £60


Acoustic Pickup Install  £35
Electric Pickup Install (passive) - from  £20
(depending on no. of pickups)


Headstock break, cracks & splits
From  £60


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Richy's Guitar Workshop IconRichy's Guitar Workshop

Riverbank Unit 209, Riverbank House, Bloc, 455 Wick Lane, London

5.0 51 reviews

  • I have a Gibson 2015 midtown that needed servicing ready for a busy month of jazz gigs and was recommended Richy who is very conveniently located near Hackney Wick rail station which isn’t far from me and is also very accessible by car. … read more Richy was working on a number of projects when I called but still managed to have my Gibson ready by date and it plays beautifully. Super quick turn around, reliable and friendly. Highly recommend!
    ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago Daniel U
  • I have a Fender Strat that was losing playability, had buzzing frets and failing electronics. I thought it would need a re-fret or at least a fret dress but fortunately once honest Richy had made several adjustments it needed neither and … read more it plays better than the day I purchased it! Richy also fixed a whammy bar issue I had as part of the set-up service; you pay a fantastic price for what you get. I’ve found my guitar guy and my guitars will be going back yearly for their TLC.
    ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago Lewis K
  • Excellent work by a skilled luthier.
    Fixed a broken next on my Martin acoustic and set up my Les Paul.
    Richy takes the the time to understand the work that you need doing and does the work both with care and well priced.
    Both plays brilliantly
    … read more now.
    ★★★★★ 7 months ago Daniel C
  • Richy is great. I recently bought a 1974 Fender strat, beautiful guitar, but it definitely needed some work. I had no idea what to do here so was recommended Richy.
    I dropped it off and then picked it up after a couple of weeks and it
    … read more plays absolutely amazingly. New frets, new nut, and a full setup. Richy kept me in the loop and made sure I was ok with the price of work that needed doing which I thought was nice.
    It plays absolutely perfectly, wouldn't change a thing about it!
    Richy also prices super fairly, I can tell a lot of work went into it, and the price is totally reasonable.
    If you have a guitar that needs work, and you are in or around London, you gotta go to Richy's Guitars!
    ★★★★★ 9 months ago Sam D
  • As crazy as it can sound, finding a good luthier is hard in London, tried few of them and I was never happy with the results, feel like they don’t spend enough time to understand the needs of each person. Richy did an amazing job setting … read more up my guitar, perfectly setup the way I wanted, in no time.
    Price are fair and he is a good dude.
    Highly recommended.
    ★★★★★ 9 months ago Quentin R
  • Took my high end Warwick bass to Richy for a full set up, fretboard clean and re-string. Very pleased with the results and great value for money. Added to that Richy is a really nice guy to deal with. Recommended to all bassists !
    ★★★★★ a year ago David S
  • Richy just did a lot of refurbishing on my 1936 Martin017 neck-reset, new frets, new nut new bridge and a clean, a fantastic piece of workmanship on real pre- war guitar absolutely over the moon, also set up my Martin EC 0028
    Worth every
    … read more penny.
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago Phil P
  • Richy has cleaned up / set up 3 of my guitars and they always come back in great condition and playing amazingly. Will continue to use him for help with any of my instruments, job done quickly and to high standards every time I've … read more used him.
    ★★★★★ 8 months ago Julian K
  • Richy is amazing! I managed to break a string on my acoustic and he was kind enough to replace the string for absolutely no charge! Awesome guy and cannot recommend him enough!
    ★★★★★ a year ago Jai A
  • Thank you Richy for the set up for my electro acoustic guitar. Richy is a really nice guy - helped me out straight away and did a really good job on my old guitar. Good price and not one of those stores that will just treat you like any … read more other customer.
    Will definitely be back. Thanks again
    ★★★★★ a year ago Mario G
  • I brought a Les Paul with pretty worn out frets, abused nut and poorly adjusted bridge. Richy has done a great job replacing the frets, changing the nut and repairing all the rest. Playing it now is a pure pleasure. A service totally worth … read more its price, Cheers
    ★★★★★ a year ago Michał R
  • good comunication, great work and very friendly guy! Would highly recommend if you need your guitars fixed quickly by someone who has a lot of experience in their work and will leave your guitar looking like brand new
    ★★★★★ a year ago Pierre R


For a quote on a special project or some more information please get in touch using the contact form below or call me directly on 07540 197157