Guitar Setup and Repairs in Bristol

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Each guitar setup at All About Guitar is customized to suit the unique preferences and needs of individual guitarists

Expert Guitar Setup and Repairs in Bristol

Are you seeking the best in guitar & bass guitar setup and repairs in Bristol?

At All About Guitar, every guitar setup is tailored to meet the unique preferences and needs of each guitarist. We carefully consider factors such as playing style, preferred tunings, and string gauges, as they significantly impact stability and intonation.

Our process begins with a thorough examination of your guitar, assessing neck relief, nut height, and overall condition. We then make precise adjustments to ensure optimal performance. Trust us to bring out the best in your instrument!

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Most Common Guitar Issues

A proper guitar set up will eliminate most or all of these common guitar problems

Old or Second-Hand Guitar Setup and Repair.

If you’ve recently picked up a guitar or bass you haven't played in ages or bought a second-hand one, you might encounter some issues. Don't worry, I can help.

As a “modern luthier,” I specialize in building and repairing stringed instruments. While I have a passion for working on acoustic instruments, I'm also well-known for customizing electric guitars. Whether it's swapping out pickups, fixing cable buzzes, or even building guitars from scratch, I'm here to enhance your instrument and playing experience.

Examples Of Guitar Set-up And Repair Costs

The prices listed below provide an estimate of the costs involved. Please note that these prices may vary based on the specific requirements of each job. Use this list as a general reference and usually includes strings!

Basic Guitar Tune-Up and Refurb

Mini Set Up – Restring, clean all components.


Standard Guitar TLC Package

Mini Set Up with small adjustments this includes work on a floating or Floyd Rose style bridge 


In-Depth Guitar Setup and Repair

Standard set up plus intonation and truss rod adjustment. This will also include Fret Levelling, Polishing and finishing. Along with checking of all electrical components and repairing if necessary 


Pickup Installation

Just like the title says, we'll fit your new pickups, obviously the price of the pickups aren't included.

Per Pickup

Epic Guitar Rebuild & Customisation

Nothing is too good for your cherished instrument! We strive to perfect every detail, ensuring it reaches musical perfection.


Custom Guitar Electronics.

Our expertise extends to guitar electronics. If you’re looking to enhance your guitar’s sonic capabilities, we offer customizations such as fitting coil taps, kill switches, phase switches for single coil or humbucker configurations, and even piezo systems. Alternatively, we can seamlessly install any pickup of your choice, ensuring that your guitar’s sound is as unique as your playing style.

At All About Guitar, our passion for guitars and dedication to craftsmanship shine through in every adjustment, tweak, and customization. Elevate your playing experience with our tailored services that bring out the best in your instrument.

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Guitar Set Up Consultation

When you submit this form, David will be in touch to arrange a quick video call to discuss your requirements, take a look at your instrument and answer any questions you may have.

Do you have a questions?

All About Guitar, is ... well... All about guitars, so please give us a shout if you have any questions.

Our address

Visits strictly by appointment only

9 Furber Ridge, Bristol BS5 8PY



+44 7813 097182

Video or in-person guitar repair consults

Electric guitar set up & repairs

Electric guitars often have adjustable bridges and sometimes have a floating bridge or tremolo system (like a Floyd Rose), which can be more complicated to adjust. They usually require lighter gauge strings, which might need lower action.

I can adjust the intonation can be adjusted for each string individually. Electric guitars are also more likely to have truss rods that can adjust the neck curvature. They also sometimes have height-adjustable pickups that need to be set at an optimal distance from the strings to get the best tone without interfering with the string vibration.

Bass guitar set up & repairs

Bass guitars are similar to electric guitars in many ways regarding setup. However, the heavier gauge strings and longer scale length call for different action, truss rod adjustment, and intonation settings.

Like electric guitars, bass guitars have adjustable bridges, and intonation can be set for each string individually. The neck of a bass guitar is also thicker and more robust, so it can handle more tension. The pickups are also more substantial, and their height can greatly affect the tone.

Acoustic guitar set up & repairs

Regular maintenance is crucial for acoustic guitars due to their sensitivity to humidity and temperature changes.

Acoustic guitars typically have a fixed bridge, meaning I’ll often adjust the action by very carefully sanding down the saddle. Because acoustic guitars often require heavier gauge strings, I’ll work to get the action as low as possible for you while keeping it high enough to avoid buzzing. Intonation is usually a bit more basic to adjust on an acoustic guitar as opposed to an electric but if there is a pickup system it’s REALLY fiddly!

Guitar repairs in Bristol

Broken necks, machine heads (the tuning bits), crackly volume pots, buzzing electronics and dead pickups don’t mean your guitar is condemned to the bin, I can restore your instrument to its former glory.

If you’re looking to get your guitar repaired or simply to switch out your standard pickups for better pickups that match your style, let’s have a quick chat over a video call. You can show me the problems and I’ll tell you if it can be fixed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer for guitar setup and repairs?

We offer a range of services including basic tune-ups, full setups, intonation adjustments, truss rod adjustments, pickup installations, and customizations for both electric and acoustic guitars. Our setups are tailored to your unique playing style and preferences.

Where can I drop-off my guitar for service?

We are located at 9 Furber Ridge, Bristol BS5 8PY. Please note that visits are by appointment only.

How can I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment by filling out the form on our website or by contacting us via email at or phone at +44 7813 097182.

Do you offer video consultations?

Yes, we offer free video consultations. During the call, you can show us your guitar and discuss any issues or customizations you need.

What does a basic guitar setup include?

A basic setup includes restringing, cleaning all components, setting the nut, and truss rod adjustment.

Can you customise my guitar?

Yes, we offer customizations such as fitting coil taps, kill switches, phase switches, and piezo systems. We can also help with custom pickups and other modifications to enhance your guitar’s performance and sound.

Do you repair broken guitar necks and other major damages?

Yes, we repair broken necks, machine heads, crackly volume pots, buzzing electronics, and dead pickups. We can restore your instrument to its former glory.

Can you fix common guitar problems like high action and poor intonation?

Yes, our setup services can address issues like high action, low action causing fret buzz, and poor intonation, ensuring your guitar plays smoothly and in tune.

Do you setup electric guitars?

Yes, we specialize in electric guitar setups, including adjusting intonation, truss rods, and pickup heights to suit your playing style.

Do you setup bass guitars?

Yes, we provide setup services for bass guitars, including adjustments for action, truss rod, and intonation settings.

Why do prices vary?

Prices vary based on the specific requirements of each job. The listed prices provide a general estimate.