In-Store Restring Service
Q. Do you know what the most common problem our technicians are asked to fix?
A. Fingerboard Buzz
Q. Do you know what the most common cause of fingerboard buzz is?
A. Worn out frets
Q. Do you know what the most common cause of worn out frets is?
A. Old Strings
"Give your guitar the love it deserves at any of our 6 locations"
So what's the solution?
The main reason we see premature wear to guitar frets isn’t just because they’ve had hours and hours of playing lovingly hammered into them, it’s because the dirt and grime that builds up on the underside of your strings through everyday use acts like a corrosive paste between your old, tired strings and your beautiful pride and joy frets.
Over time - and not as long as you may think - the fret can develop a pitting mark at the point of contact with the string. If this pitting or wear becomes too deep, you have effectively lowered the height of that fret, which, in turn, will mean you have restricted the clearance for the string to pass over the next fret. You can tell right away when the string has run out of room as it results in the dreaded fingerboard buzz we guitarists hate with a passion.
If you have noticed that your strings have started to sound dull, or your guitar’s tuning is starting to slip more often, or your intonation isn’t quite as accurate as it used to be, then it’s usually time to change your strings.
Our in-store service includes:
We’ll discuss the use and application of your instrument to help us better understand the best kind of string to use for you. Alternatively, if you know exactly what you want then just let us know and we can skip this stage.
We’ll take this opportunity to check over your instrument for any obvious issues that may cause difficulty in properly maintaining full functionality of your guitar and advise as needed.
Fingerboard cleaned and conditioned.
All grime and dirt removed thoroughly. fingerboards are then cleaned and rehydrated using lemon oil or polish. (depending on the wood)
Restring and tune
We’ll restring your guitar using your chosen brand of string, stretch the strings in for you to help them bed in quickly and then tune the instrument to the correct pitch, ensuring your instrument sounds bright, fresh and new.
Full instrument wipe down and clean up using high quality guitar polish.