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Sooner or later, every instrument needs maintenance.
With over fifteen years of experience, I am able to do high quality repairs and customizings, yet still with love for the instrument.
Fern's Guitars does not believe in a standard setup on guitars. as promised sometimes in shops. As much as possible, I will try to adjust your instrument according to your personal needs and playing style. This means for example a higher action (string height) for one musician, and a lower action for another musician.
I use professional tools, and Dunlop fretwire in several sizes (most sizes are in stock) for fretjobs. The instrument is setup properly with fresh strings after the job.
Fern's Guitars is well known for it's high quality repairs of guitar electronics, like pickups and pots. Nice soldering joints, and no mess of wirings, that are only cause of noise. Every instrument is also being checked for good grounding to return an instrument as quiet as possible.
Strings are for sale in the workshop:
D'Addario electric 0.009/ 0.010/ 0.011 € 6,50 each set.
Thomastik Power-Bright electric 0.008/ 0.009/ 0.010/ 0.011 € 16,00 each set.
D'Addario Chrome flatwound 0.010/ 0.011/ 0.012 (also for lap steel!) € 16,00 each set.
Thomastik Spectrum bronze 0.010/ 0.011/ 0.012 / 0.013 (steel string acoustic, the most beautiful brilliant strings!) € 19,50 each set.
Unfortunately, I can not accept any repairs considering finish or refinish.
The workshop is normaly open from Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 to 17:30.
Please make appointments by telephone or by email.
Or use the email form at the end of the page.
Fern's Guitars in Amsterdam, January 2016.
All prices include 21% Dutch TAX, but are without material costs.
All prices are starting prices and can change without notice.
Neck, bridge and action setup, intonation and small repairs. Strings not included.
Grounding, potmeters, switches and pickups are being checked and replaced if needed. Solder junctions are checked. Replacement parts not included. For more complex wirings I make an offer in the workshop.
Semi hollow jazz guitars like Gibson ES335, Gibson ES175, Epiphone Casino, Gretsch 6150, etc. Grounding, potmeters, switches and pickups are being checked and replaced if needed. Solder junctions are checked. Replacement parts not included. For more complex wirings I make an offer in the workshop.
Great offer for solid electric guitars. Ideal for second hand bought guitars, or instruments that need a total "check".
Great offer for semi-acoustic (jazz) guitars. Ideal for second hand bought guitars, or instruments that need a total "check". For guitars like Gibson ES335, Gibson ES175, Epiphone Casino, Gretsch 6150, etc.
Damaged or flat frets are sanded in level, are being crowned and polished. To judge if a guitar neck can be levelled or should be refretted is done in the workshop. This is very difficult to see on photo's.
Many times after a refret, the topnut also should be replaced in order to have the string action at the topnut suitable for the new fretwire. Frets being replaced on the entire neck, many different sizes of fretwire are available. To judge if a guitar neck can be levelled or should be refretted is done in the workshop. This is very difficult to see on photo's.
The laquer finish of a maple neck can be damaged, depending on the how the finish was applied and the current state of the finish. Typical 70's Fender strats are spray finished on top of the original frets, that wil certainly be damaged during a refret. De lak van een lichte maple toets beschadigd vaak tijdens het herfretten (70's Fender!). This extra costs are charged to refinish the fretboard before attaching the fretwire. To judge if a refinish can be expected is done in the workshop.
Judging the damage and the costs is done in the workshop. Photo's send by email can help to give a roughly offer. Mentioned price is a minimum price.
Topnut material included. Very heavy duty.
Bridge and saddle material included. For steelstring or Nylon string. Mentioned price is a minimum price.
Average price, depending on the pickup and the guitar. Offers are made in the workshop.
Cavety and pickguard routing, mounting and setup of the pickup included. The pickup can be mounted in the body or on the pickguard. When buying a Charlie Christian and matching bridge pickup, the bridge pickup will be mounted, connected and setup for free.
Mounting the transducer (undersaddle piëzo, contact mike. etc.), mounting a pre-amp, battery compartment and / or endjack. Material not included.
Ask for the solution for your instrument!