Despite the name of the business, I don’t just work on guitars. Over the years I’ve repaired, set up or fitted pickups to ukeleles, mandolins, banjos etc. Today I have an Irish Bouzouki that the owner wants a pickup fitted into. So, I’m fitting a K&K mini. The difficulty with this instrument is that it…Details
When 12 string guitars are left tuned up to standard tuning the neck starts to dry out and increases tension on the bridge, pulling the top face of the guitar up. This one had the face pulled and the bridge was starting to come away. Using high tech kit – an old iron, a wet…Details
This Martin D35 came into the Johnston Guitars and Pickups workshop in a sorry state. The guitar had dried out, a common ailment in centrally heated homes of today, so the neck was out of shape. This in turn pulled the bridge up resulting in the top face of the guitar bellying up. The frets…Details
Here’s a twin neck made from an old coffee table by one of my clients
My job was to install the pickups, wire it up and set it.
Turned out well.
If you’re looking for some live music this evening, The Fearless Cob are playing tonight, 4th January 2019, in the downstairs bar in McHugh’s, Belfast.
Worth going along.