Saturday 23rd January received call from a band playing a sell out gig at the Manchester O2 Ritz. Bass players volume pot packed up the night before during the encore, they didn’t have a spare bass so had to do a quick run into Manchester to collect the guitar and return in time for sound…
A beautiful example of a signature guitar, pickups designed by Bill Lawrence. Six position rotary switch, what more could you ask for! Guitar designed by the man himself! Check out the Famous Frets section for the Jan Akkerman Personal and the new designed by Akkerman Brandin model of the JA Personal II.
Some nice pics of a great guitar that I set up for a customer although pickups not original, VERY nice though!
Emergency bank holiday repair job for Wobbly Bob with about an hour before their gig on the Sparkle stage at Manchester Pride, busted machine head. Great ska music so check them out here.
Customer wanted high spec pots to replace the ones that came with the strat so I’ve rewired it and changed the capacitors as well.
I’ve posted this just for interest. A friend came to see me with two guitars that have been built for use on an album cover. The volume and tone pots that look like metal rivets are actually made of wood. Apparently the idea is to make them look like they belong in a scrap yard…
New guitar that arrived in the shop in a damaged condition, the top edge lacquer and wood had been crushed. The repair involved inserting tiny pieces of wood, sanding and then adding some finishing touches locally and then lacquer…….hey presto! Good as new!
This is a typical repair job for me. A replacement nut after the original had lost a piece so I fitted a new one that needed cutting and filing to shape for a left handed guitar (so don’t be thinking the negative on the picture has reversed).
What on earth are people doing with their guitars?? This one broke from the heel, not as serious so needed resetting and gluing. Also required a slight touch up with lacquer but other than that job’s a good ‘un. 🙂
This was a job to repair a lacquer chip paying careful attention to get the colour right..