Brighton Guitar Workshop – Guitar Repairs and Sales

Brighton Guitar Workshop is Brighton’s leading guitar repair workshop and custom guitar builder.

Brighton Guitar Workshop We provide a comprehensive, professional guitar servicing, restoration repair and maintenance service for all guitarists from the working professional to the weekend warrior.

Our custom guitar workshop specialises in building customers’ ideal instruments, lovingly constructed to their exact specifications. We can build you a guitar based on the classic models we all know and love or create a unique instrument based on your dream spec.

All work undertaken is carried out to the highest standards by a craftsman with years of experience building and maintaining electric and acoustic guitars.

We also repair and recover amp cabinets and service and repair amp electrics.

Guitar Shop

Primarily we are a repair shop for guitars, amps and bass. However, we do have some guitars on commission sale and do occasionally buy equipment. We pay cash for used and damaged items. The condition of items we buy is unimportant since we do our own repairs. We endeavour to give fair prices for anything we buy in. We are happy to advise you on prices and other routes of sale. We can also help with your guitar project, supplying parts and servicing.

Recent ID with address is required whenever we buy guitars and any other equipment.

We sell most strings, and a selection of pickups and plectrums. We also have new and second hand spares, and will sell or trade.

Postage and Packing

we have safe and secure postage usually ?free with guitar bought from us. we can ship to southern Ireland and europe for negotiable cost.

EverTune Bridge Fitting Service

The revolutionary EverTune bridge will keep your guitar in perfect tune all the time. Whether you are a live musician dealing with changing environments, a recording pro playing take after take, it will keep your guitar sounding pitch perfect even after a heavy string-bending session or moving from hot to cold conditions. The EverTune bridge is a passive, all mechanical system based on trigonometry and some rudimentary physics.

If you’ve purchased an EverTune bridge, we can fit it to your guitar from ?225. We can also supply the bridge, click here for more info or contact us for details.

Brighton Guitar Workshop is an approved installer of EverTune bridges.

Captain Sensible EverTune
Captain Sensible of The Damned rocking his EverTune Bridge fitted by nathan at brightonguitarworkshop.

Bare Knuckle Pickups – Free Fitting

We supply Bare Knuckle pickups and offer a free fitting service if you buy them from us. Bare Knuckle pickups are hand made in the UK using traditional skills and uncompromising values. Every set of pickups is tested to ensure the highest standards. These pickups sound amazing which is why we use them on all our electric guitars.

K&K Sound Pickups

We are now a K&K Sound Pickups dealer. They are arguably the best acoustic pickups for guitar, bass, violin, cello etc. K&K have many options visit their website to choose your pickup and order through us to get discount fitting.

We also build and sell Bowler custom made electric and acoustic guitars and bass guitars.

Our services include:

Guitar Repairs

  • Acoustic and electric guitar set ups and servicing
  • Broken necks, bodies and cracks repaired
  • Broken truss rod repairs
  • Paint and lacquer repairs
  • All re-fretting, including stainless steel super high frets.
  • Maple fingerboard including refinish in vintage amber nitro
  • All wiring and pick up replacing
  • Full restoration of vintage and high end acoustic and electric guitars and bass
  • Guitar projects – parts and servicing
  • Amp repairs (electrical by JPF Amplification)
  • Amp cabinet repairs and re-covering. (most vintage tolex available)
  • We use Bare Knuckle pickups.

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  • Used guitars bought and sold
  • Custom made guitars
  • Strings
  • Picks (including sixpences, and buffallow horn)


  • All work is warranted
  • Amplifier collection service
  • All work usually completed within a week

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  • Specialist in Nitrocellulose vintage and relic finishes

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Please feel free to get in touch for quotes although for many custom jobs, it?s hard to give exact prices over the phone or by email, though I will give you a guide price.

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Client List

  • Doug Scarratt – Saxon
  • British Sea Power
  • Tony Macaulay
  • Bill Bailey
  • Billy Bragg
  • Captain Sensible – The Dammed
  • Dave Hill – Slade
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Arther Lee – Love
  • Phil Hilborne
  • Neil Murray – Whitesnake
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Tim Rose
  • Gomez
  • Blur
  • Bernard Butler
  • Eric Idle
  • Hugh Laurie