Guitar Repairs and Maintenance
Guitar Repairs and Maintenance at GAK
Graham Wheeler has been repairing acoustic and electric guitars for most of his life. After serving an apprenticeship making all manner of stringed instruments at Tastiera in Worthing, he branched out into establishing a set-up, guitar repair and re-finishing service for all the major music stores in his native Sussex before working in London with the great Roger Giffen, servicing and repairing guitars for a range of successful artists.
When Roger Giffen moved on to pastures new with Gibson in the USA, Graham returned to his Sussex base and continued to provide his outstanding service to the likes of Eric Clapton, Genesis, Ultravox and Jamiroquai (to name but a few) as well as a range of local music shops large and small. Today he continues to service the guitars of a host of local players such as Willie Austin, Paul Stenton, The Desperate Dan Band, Mad Max and The Hicksville Band.
Here at GAK we are lucky enough to have secured Graham's services and he works out of our Brighton shop one day a week. Most of the work is completed on the day other than refinishing and body repairs. The service offered by Graham via GAK does not aim to be the cheapest, it aims to be the best.
Price List (approximate)
- Full set up £50 plus strings
- Full set up Floyd Rose £60 plus strings
- Electronics from £10
- Electric/Acoustic pickup fitting from £45
- Bone nut cut to fit from £45
- Bone saddle from £30
- Neck break/split in body/impact damage from £60
- Fret dress from £120
- Refret from £200
- Neck refinish from £150
- Body refinish from £200