Guitar repair & setup workshop in Manchester, UK

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Ok, so here's a few links I thought you might find handy. These are based locally and are all small businesses/workmen - always good to support the small business like my own.

Rehearsal Space

Cheap rehearsal space in Ancoats - Brunswick Mill Studios

Amp Repairs

The Amp Clinic salford based valve amp reparirer Roland Lumby

Woodwind Repairs

Northwest Woodwind Repairs

Pickguards, pedals and Wiring:

My sister company Tiny Tone

Buying guitar parts:

Northwest Guitars - Local guitar parts suppliers

AxesRUs - Large Selection of guitar parts all very reasonable prices and free postage on everything

ToneTech Luthier supplies - Stockport

Web Design

Pixel Executive

Stirling Austin is a Talented webdesigner who's helped me out with my sister site Tiny Tone

Cheap guitar strings

Useful Sites - The master at work Frank Ford - Useful site

Forums - Friendly crowd with a great repairs/technical dept. - Friendly bunch particularly good with telecasters!

Kit Guitar Forum - really nice crowd

Music Electronics Forum - Great atmosphere and packed with interesting threads

Recommended Local Instrumental Teachers

Tom Favell - Guitar, Bass and vocal coaching 

Dan Monk - Bass, Guitar, Theory, Synthesis and Keyboard lessons 

Maunder's School of Popular Music


Respectable Music shops

Johnny Roadhouse Music - Long established family run music shop. great for 2nd had gear too - Manchester, Oxford Road

Forsyth bros Music - again Long established family run music shop. The place to go for a great dedication to acoustic instruments and sheet music - Manchester, Deansgate

Sheehan's Music Services, Leicester. Probably the best acoustic guitar specialist shop I've come across, I used to work in their repairs department

Other Luthiers and repairers

Colin Keefe Guitars - The man who trained me up in Leicester, runs luthiery courses at Loughborogh college and makes amazing bespoke instruments from his workshop in Long Eaton

Jim Huckle, fellow co-worker at Sheehan's Music. Graduate from Newark Voilin school too