Handmade guitars and guitar repairs in London since 1974. We can make your guitar sing!

Guitar repairs guitar makers and guitar setups by London’s best professional luthiers. Makers of string instruments, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars and classical guitars. L.A. Guitars have been lovingly making, repairing and setting up guitars professionally for the last 40 years in North London. Our knowledge, insights and experience have resulted in instruments displaying the highest standards of sound and playability. Violin making and restoration is our speciality. We guarantee all our work – Your satisfaction is our aim! Check out our Testimonials

The workshop will be closed from 5th- 17th Oct

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 11am-6pm.

Call us if you intend to come, or if you need advice.

We are never open on weekends and bank holidays. Tel: 020 8446 2863

Wooden Butterflies (Documentary, 29 min) by Guy Natanel

Behind a small fruit garden in North London, two men handcraft guitars. Haim and David are luthiers, fashioning organic stringed instruments from recycled wood.
Tracing the birth of one dulcimer, Wooden Butterflies reveals a journey of metamorphosis: the translation of memory into music. Histories unravel as the body of the instrument takes shape from an 18th Century piano and a discarded painting of South Africa. Rather than going to waste, these tales are recycled and ravelled anew with the life stories of Haim and David. Wooden Butterflies explores the ontology of music, contemplating not only its physical forms, but also the emotions and experiences which create its possibility.

Guitars made by L.A.GUITARS
Guitars made by L.A.GUITARS 

 

 

Robert Stephen
Robert Stephen
9. November, 2022.
Excellent work, at a fair price.
Ryan Peaper
Ryan Peaper
2. August, 2022.
Will not be taking my instruments anywhere else. This is top drawer guitar care. Friendly, fast, fixed it first time. Can't recommend highly enough, if there were 6 stars I'd be giving them!
Z T
Z T
5. June, 2022.
If you are looking for guitar experts, look no further. Excellent service and very fair price for the quality of work. I'm over the moon with my guitar, it's the best it has ever sounded/looked. Haim is an absoulte legend, i can't reccommend him enough. Will definitely be a return customer if any of my guitars need attention.
clinton taylor
clinton taylor
8. March, 2022.
What a lovely genuine nice person haim is booked guitar in for small repair and nothing was too much trouble highly recommend .
Seneca
Seneca
28. January, 2022.
An absolutely first rate setup. My Telecaster has never sounded so good and Haim is such a pleasure to do business with. He takes the time to find out exactly what you want, goes through the options and carries out the work at a fair price. Highly recommended.
Max Thomas
Max Thomas
26. November, 2021.
Came in for fret levelling and a setup on an American standard strat and came out with a custom shop quality guitar!
Jamie Roche
Jamie Roche
25. November, 2021.
Haim is a master craftsman, he sorted my acoustic guitar with no issues at all. Probably the most knowledgeable guitar person I have ever met, and also a complete gentleman. Highly recommended!
Orson Kirsch
Orson Kirsch
20. September, 2021.
Freddie Newton
Freddie Newton
16. August, 2021.
Such a lovely experience. Haim new exactly what to do and did a perfect job. My guitar has never played better, Thank you.
Christine Harvey
Christine Harvey
4. August, 2021.
La guitars setup my 1980’s ovation classical model about 15 years ago and it is still in perfect condition ! Just wish I could do it justice. John Williams played the same model with the band sky ,good luck to you both , John harvey