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Authorised Taylor and Gibson repair centre
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Mansons Guitar Shop Workshop is one of the most established luthier workshops in the UK. Originally started by Hugh from his guitar workshops over 25 years ago, the repair centre was soon moved to Exeter in 1992 to cater for a growing clientele and moved again to the new custom workshops in 2003 to offer guitar customising through the use of additional machinery and more space. We now employ five technicians that offer everything from set-ups to extreme guitar custom mods includes effects fitting, routing and special finishes. We are also an authorized Buzz Feiten Retrofitter,(nut upgrades worth the effort for the serious guitar player), one of just four authorized Gibson Repair and Warranty Centres in the UK and a Taylor Guitars Gold Repair Centre
We cater for every player – the enthusiast, hobbyist semi-pro and full touring professionals! See our partial client list in Artists. Please call or e-mail your repair/mod/upgrade requirements – 01392 496379 firstname.lastname@example.org. We can collect and ship guitars across the UK and beyond.
Workshop Hours Monday-Saturday 9am-5-30pm
Why choose Mansons Guitar Shop Workshop?
Guitar Making Experience
Hugh Manson has been building custom guitars for over 40 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the retail workshop at Manson's in Exeter. Building a guitar from start to finish enables you to see every integral part of an instrument and how to approach each repair from the inside out. It's easier to understand and adjust a truss rod if you've made several thousand previously! Because of this experience we are able to carry out almost any repair; if you can think of it then the chances are we are the guys who can do it.
Experience In All Brands
Our 22 years of repairs and servicing at our Exeter Shop is preceded by 22 years of repairs and servicing at the Manson Guitars workshop. A very conservative estimate would see a combined total of set-ups and repairs of around 250,000 instruments (yes, a quarter of a million!).
Authorised Service Centre
Manson's are officially recognised as one of just four Gibson Service Centres in the UK and one of just four Taylor Guitars GOLD level service centres in the UK. As well as being vastly experienced our techs take factory service training to gain these recognised levels of service standards.
We Play Too!
The best person to understand another players needs is another guitar player. We regularly gig and immerse ourselves in everything guitar related. That's how we know there's no such thing as a 'standard' setup. The setup required for a two hand tapping expert is likely to be very different to that required to nail a George Benson sound. What the fretless bassist requires is often different to what the slap bass player might need. It's individual; which is why we take the time to book your setup or repair in with your needs considered, one to one.