Peter Gates Music

Guitar Maintenance

Get your guitar to play at its optimum


1. Restring and set up.  In this service I shall check the relief in the neck is correct, tighten machine heads, check intonation is correct, polish the frets and fingerboard. Cost £20. This includes top quality d'addario strings. For Elixir strings its £30. The price is the same for electric and acoustic guitars.

2. Re-soldering inputs and volume and tone pots. Prices start from £15.  For some guitars it would be worth having the guitar restrung at the same time.

3. Restring Classical guitar. I would recommend d'addario Pro arte strings. They give fantastic projection and hold their tune well. £20  For student guitars I would recommend Augustine strings cost for this £15.

4. Resting Bass guitar and set up.  In this service I shall check the relief in the neck is correct, tighten machine heads, check intonation is correct, polish the frets and fingerboard.  Cost £40.   This includes top quality Ernie ball strings.

For other repairs please feel free to contact me if I cannot help I can always refer you to a suitable luthier.

Home collection and delivery service is available (additional charges).

Please either phone or email to get a quote, or for more info go to my website Watford Guitar Repairs

Customer testimonial

Quotes I recently purchased a new guitar that looked great out of the box but didn't play well. Peter picked up the guitar and swiftly returned it a different instrument, I am delighted with the excellent set-up he gave it. Quotes

Daniel Brooke
Guitar set-up


  • "We wish to thank Peter for playing at our wedding in October. His music was beautiful and we received many comments from our guests regarding his professionalism. His music co..."
    Gary and Lee
  • "Peter played at my 60th birthday dinner and we all agreed that his playing and mix of music was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter for a dinner party o..."
    Brenda Parr
    Very Happy Customer
  • "I first started having lessons with Pete at 11 years old. His playing and teaching inspired me from the first lesson to the last. His dedication to each student and ability to g..."
    Scott de Jongh
    Guitar Teacher

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