Guitar set ups  in London for the past 40 years. Fenders, Gibsons, Martins – you name it, we have most likely seen it. Our customers come to us from all around London the rest of the UK and Europe. We see guitar setup is the single most important expense that will help your playing and sound. A guitar/bass can work for you or against you  it is all in the setup. 

Our workshop is in North London Finchley. near Woodside Park underground station. 

L.A. Guitar makers- David and Haim
L.A. Guitar makers- David and Haim


A professional guitar setup brings the guitar to it’s optimum playability and sound. In a full guitar setup one would dress the frets( fret levelling ) as this is the most crucial part of a full guitar/bass setup.

Important points after a fret is levelled and crowned (made round after the levelling) are,

  • The guitar intonation will be at it’s most accurate.
  • The string will vibrate at its freest.
  • The guitar action will improve regardless of the gauge of the strings.
  • Any guitar will benefit from a full professional guitar setup regardless of its price or level of playing.

When it comes to setting up a guitar we need to remember that the guitar is a tool and it can be set to play and sound  better. 

Guitar doctor
Guitar setup