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

11A Farm Lane, London

5.0 49 reviews

  • 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!
    ★★★★★ 8 months ago Sam D
  • 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.
    ★★★★★ 6 months ago Daniel C
  • 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 !
    ★★★★★ 11 months ago David S
  • 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.
    ★★★★★ 8 months ago Quentin R
  • 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.
    ★★★★★ a month 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.
    ★★★★★ 7 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
  • Just got my Gretsch electromatic hollow-body back from Richy’s guitar spa and hospital (it went in for a refit of the input jack, which had fallen inside, and also replacing the stick pick-ups with TV Jones Powertrons for a bit more growl … read more and bite).
    Richy did the work expertly, and also recommended a set up and some adjustments to the bridge for intonation, and sorted out the action.
    The guitar now plays BEAUTIFULLY, and even with my horrible playing, sounds like a completely different instrument.
    I cannot praise Richy enough. If you have a guitar, take it along, and it will transform it for you!
    ★★★★★ a year ago Ben S
  • I dropped off two acoustic guitars, one of which had a buzz and the other a high action. Richy sorted out the action for a very reasonable price and didn't charge for sorting the buzz on the other guitar. Nice chap, so I would defintely … read more return in the future.
    ★★★★★ a year ago liftmuzak _


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