Guitar & Amplifier Repair Specialists
Kind words from our valued customers
“I brought my Les Paul Standard in hoping for a insurance certificate writing-off my guitar after it fell over on stage and the neck snapped. I was told by four other shops that it couldn’t be repaired, so I was very surprised and over the moon when Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre took the job on and left my guitar playing even better than before the accident”
“Thanks Guys, I’ll definitely be back, my guitar is playing like a dream!”
“My 17 year old son wanted new pick-ups on his guitar for his birthday, and I don’t have a clue about guitars. I handed it in to Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre and they dealt with everything for me. Very impressive service!”
“Seriously, it’s the best set-up I have ever had in my 42 years of playing”
“…I want a job with you guys so I can find out how you get guitars sounding so fine! My Strat still plays great and my Taylor you did on Friday is like a brand new guitar, but only better.”
“Just a quick note to thank you for setting up my bass, very professional job done.”
Our pricing is fair and transparent
We fix, upgrade and maintain pretty much everything! Give us a call and tell us what the problem is and we will do our very best to help you. Remember, we are musicians too, we are like a brotherhood, we look out for each other.
How much will it cost to repair my guitar or amp?
Pricing a repair is very difficult, mainly because every single repair that comes through our doors are unique in many ways.
We welcome people to come to our repair shop inside Morningside School of Music at 138 Comiston Road in Edinburgh to let us have a look at the problem (Always best to call and make an appointment first thought). If we can price the fault, repair or upgrade on the spot, we will ask you to let us keep hold of your instrument so we can open it up and get to the root cause of the issue. We will then call you up, tell you what is wrong and give you a price. If for any reason you aren’t happy with the price (this very rarely happens), you are more than welcome to come and collect your instrument, and there isn’t a single charge to worry about.
Pricing a repair or upgrade comes down to two things:
Time and Parts
A few things, we RARELY charge for the actual time spent on the repair, just read our 5-star reviews for proof of that. Why don’t we charge the full rate, because we want our customers to come back and we genuinely enjoy our jobs and getting repairs as perfect as possible is a matter of pride for us as musicians and technicians. My Father taught me a very important lesson in life, “You only rip someone off once!” This is why we usually undercharge for our work. In the long run, we do ok, because our clients always come back, time and time again. We have built up a great relationship with many of our clients over the years.
With regards to parts, if your guitar or amp needs something that we don’t have in stock, we order it from one of our many professional UK based distributors, and we NEVER charge any extra. The bill they charge us, we give to you, it’s that simple. Some people say we are mad; I say we are honest, and people aren’t stupid either!
We have been repairing guitars and electronics for a very long time. If we can’t fix it, usually it can’t be fixed at all. In some very rare cases, (mainly modern amplifiers) may have to go back to the factory if they are under warranty. If not, we get the parts, usually new PCB’s (printed circuit boards) and replace the whole section. Believe it or not, it is often much cheaper to do it that way, as fault finding on microelectronics can take hours, even days, and if the who circuit board is only going to cost £20, it makes much more sense just to replace it. Besides, with a new circuit board, you know that there is less likelihood of anything else going wrong with it.