Repairs and Restoration

At A.S. Potter instruments we can offer a full an comprehensive repair service for guitars, mandolins, banjos and any other fretted instrument.

Repairs to damaged instruments are assessed on an individual basis. Alex never charges to look at an instrument, so if you have one that’s in need of some TLC Contact Us to arrange an assessment and Alex will talk you through the options and explain the costs with no pressure or hard-sell.

A lot of problems with an instrument can be fixed simply with a decent setup, or sometimes an instrument just needs an upgrade to make it extra special. Download our up to date price list for set-ups, services and instrument upgrades for a  guide to the services we can offer.

 Services, Set-ups and Upgrades Price list 2014/15

P1020108One of the areas that Alex specialises in is the restoration to playing condition of antique musical instruments. At university he studied instrument conservation and a significant portion of his Masters degree focussed on understanding the intended playing features of lost musical instruments.

By using authentic materials and glues, painstakingly hand-crafting reproduction parts, conserving the original finishes and advising about authentic strings and setups Alex is able to bring back to life instruments that had otherwise been consigned to the skip (quite literally in the case of a 100+ year old banjo that arrived from a recycling centre!)

If you have an antique guitar, banjo, mandolin or any other stringed instrument that needs restoration Contact Us for an assessment.