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


  • "I had been playing guitar in bands for years, but as the lead vocalist I was only ever required to 'bash out a few chords'. An avid listener of many guitar heroes, Eric Clapton ..."
    Gordon Blackwell
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  • "Peter played at my wedding and I was thrilled by his beautiful performance. He was unobtrusive but set the atmosphere and all my guests commented on his playing. I was so impres..."
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  • "Pete is a brilliant guitar teacher and musician and I feel very lucky that I have had the chance to learn from him. He's helped me with so much, from getting me through my Grade..."
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