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Scott Harrison BA Hons (BIMM), MMus (Edin)

As a musicologist, trained at the British and Irish Modern Music Insitute and then at The University of Edinburgh Department of Music at Alison House, Scott has worked his way up the ladder academically in order to pursue his dream of being a guitar and bass teacher. His musical interests vary from guitar legends such as Guthrie Govan and Larry Carlton, to more modern artists like Vulfpeck‘s Joe Dart and Snarky Puppy‘s Michael League. Needless to say, as a musicologist, Scott has a great interest in all musical styles.

Scott is currently considering his academic options towards advancing his studies yet again, to carry out a PhD in Music.

Since 2018, Scott has held the post as the senior guitar and bass teacher at Morningside School of Music. He also enjoys teaching advanced music theory to his many pupils.

If you would like to book an appointment with Scott, his direct line at the music school is 0131 503 0061 or his email is

Gibson ES335 after it has been set-up properly

Edinburgh guitar teacher, Scott Harrison approached the technicians at Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre stating that his action felt too high and the intonation was out as he was playing further up the neck. On the whole, Scott just wasn’t enjoying playing his guitar as much as he should have been. We asked Scott about his prefered playing methods and style, what type of strings he liked using and what gauge of strings. We got straight onto the job. Here are some of the things we carried out to make this beautiful Gibson guitar, the best it could be:

  • Removed the old strings, slowly as so not to damage the neck
  • Hand cleaned the neck, body and guitar headstock as carefully as possible as not to scratch it in any way (we take this VERY seriously)
  • Fret polished each individual fret for a glassy, smooth feel and tone
  • Lemon oiled the fretboard using our own secret brand that reconditions the wood incredibly
  • Adjusted the truss rod to make playing that little bit easier
  • Hand polished the guitar using guitar detailer to remove any dirt (we use cloths that have strands 2000 times thinner than a human hair, to prevent scratching)
  • We then polished the guitar up to give it a showroom, brand new shine.
  • We put on a set of D’Addario NYXL 9 gauge (these strings are pricey, but worth every single penny!)
  • The technicians then set about getting to work on lowering the action up the neck by adjusting the bridge
  • To attain a perfect intonation, we use a TC Electronics Poly Tune as well as a sympathetic resonance tuning system, the guitar needs to be 100% precise exactly!
  • We then let Scott try it out to see if there were any further changes he wanted us to carry out, but he was over the moon and stated: “It feels like a new guitar!”

Our technicians take their work incredibly seriously and have an eye for detail when it comes to the very smallest increments. We want every customer to be ecstatic.

If you want your guitar, bass or musical instrument to play better than it ever has before, get in touch with us, we love what we do and we love to help!