Luthier / Guitar Workshop

West 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.

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Prices

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.

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Restring

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

Set-Up

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

Electrics


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

Re-Fret


Binding  £230
Normal  £200

Bridges


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

Bone Nut & Saddle Replacement


Acoustic Saddle  £60
Guitar/Bass  £60

Pickups


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

Gluing

Headstock break, cracks & splits
From  £60

Reviews

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Richy's Guitar Workshop IconRichy's Guitar Workshop

11A Farm Lane, London

5.0 39 reviews

  • 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.
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago liftmuzak _
  • 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!
    ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago Ben S
  • I brought Richy my Lakland 55-94 for a full setup and I'm delighted with the results; everything is absolutely spot on. Richy lowered the action so there's a lovely even tone and feel throughout the entire fretboard and the sound … read more has improved drastically. Richy is a really sound lad who is clearly very knowledgeable and conscientious in his work. This coupled with his incredibly reasonable prices mean I cannot recommend Richy highly enough, I'll definitely be back to him in the future.
    ★★★★★ 11 months ago Andrew B
  • I've had my guitar for 5 years and it's never played or sounded so good. Richy really knows what he's talking about and it feels like a completely new guitar. If I have any issues in the future, however big or small, I'm … read more definitely going straight to Richy.
    ★★★★★ 10 months ago Jack P
  • Richy has great knowledge, skill, advice and a clear passion for guitars and the quality of his services! Highly recommended.
    ★★★★★ 5 months ago Dhil T
  • Richy restored two of my dearly beloved back to their former glory which I wasn't sure was possible.. I wasn't in a hurry for a quick turnaround by any means, yet all parts were ordered the same day and the work was completed … read more in less than 1 week.
    Really friendly and professional - I couldn't recommend highly enough. Cheers Richy!
    ★★★★★ 3 years ago Harrison B
  • Every axe I take to Richy comes back better than I could have imagined. Excellent work
    ★★★★★ a month ago Joe W
  • Richy has been working on a 5 string bass which has turned out to be a pretty tricky customer. Got the bass back today and I haven't been able to put it down. Richy is a great lad, friendly and really likeable, as well as being an … read more excellent luthier, he is more than reasonably priced for his work, the work he has done for me would've cost and has cost considerably more than other guitar techs I have used before. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Richy, he will be getting a lot more work from me in the future and will now be my first port of call for anything I need done to any of my guitars.
    ★★★★★ a year ago Bo C
  • Richy did a wonderful on correcting the set up of my Stratocaster (floating bridge), lowered the action and cleaned up to the point of .... it's basically a new guitar ... this man cares about his craft and was concerned that I was … read more completely happy with the results... yes Richy, I am very happy!
    ★★★★★ 11 months ago sean K
  • Richy very kind and curteous, helped me out with an amazingly quick turnaround and was very understanding about the requirements for my guitar. Would recommend his service to anyone.
    ★★★★★ 10 months ago Physical Attraction podcast (ANPA P
  • Hi I left my vintage Gibson guitar in with Richy a few weeks ago when i left it in you could see it needed a lot of work done on it, well i have just received it back and it looks brand new i can't believe it and the sound is brilliant,completely … read more restored,you will go a long way to find a better Luthier than Richy he is the best in my opinion and his prices are very good i'm so pleased with what he has done, lovely guy to do business with
    thanks Richy.
    ★★★★★ 10 months ago Gerard R
  • Richy did some great work on my Ibanez SA series guitar. He was friendly and clearly very knowledgeable about how to take care of, repair and restore electric guitars. He fixed my broken input jack, set up some new strings with some lower … read more action and cleaned my guitar. Now it sounds great, and almost feels like a brand new guitar, so I definitely recommend Richy's services.
    ★★★★★ a year ago Robin S

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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