Ackworth Guitar Setups

The New Repair Standard

Unit 10, Nortonthorpe Mills, Wakefield Rd, Scissett, Huddersfield, HD8 9LA Directions

   Now closed Open Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Why Choose Us?

Competitive Prices
Quality Workmanship
Reliable Service

Here at Ackworth Guitar Setups, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Established in 2012

Business overview

Quality Musical Instrument Repairs

We love guitars and amps, and know what it’s like to find someone to trust with your precious instruments.

With over 20 years of experience in guitar servicing and repairs, you can expect nothing but professionalism and great customer service.

We are specialists when it comes to repairing and improving your guitar.

With our vast knowledge of top brands such as Fender®, Gibson, Rickenbacker, and Gretsch, you can rest assured that your guitar will be in safe hands.

There are the various custom models available at Ackworth Guitar Setups. Please contact us directly if interested in ordering a custom guitar.

Our FAQ page is a good place to start but feel free to reach out with questions. There are many options for each so prices vary depending on your wishes.

For guitar modification or maintenance projects, contact us directly.


Standard/Deluxe Setup - Six String Electric / Acoustic Guitar & Bass Guitar
From £60 + Strings
Standard/Deluxe Setup - 12 String Guitars, Floyd Rose Systems and Vintage Guitars
From £70 + Strings
Fret Dress (Level, Crown and Polish+ Setup)
Re-Fret (Complete)
From £280
Headstock Re-glue (please ask for quote)
From £160
Pickup Replacement / Fitting
Input Jack Replacement
Switch Selector
From £20
Potentiometer (Pots) Replacement
Full Re-wire
£30 + Strings
Nut Replacement (Custom Carved Bone Nut) - 6 String
Nut Replacement (Custom Carved Bone Nut) - 12 String
Nut Replacement (Plastic) - 6 String
Nut Replacement (Plastic) - 12 String
Saddle Replacement (Custom Carved Bone)
Saddle Replacement (Plastic)

Products & Services

Acoustic Guitars


Electric Guitars

Guitar Repairs

Guitar Strings



Musical Instrument Shops

String Instruments

Amplifier Repairs

Amplifier Servicing

Guitar Set-Ups

Acoustic Guitar Repair

Electric Guitar Repair

Six String Electric Repair

Bass Guitar Repair

Vintage Guitar Repair

Floyd Rose Systems

12 String Guitar Repair

Nut Replacement

Saddle Replacement

Fret Dress

Fret Leveling

Headstock Re-glue

Pickup Replacement

Input Jack Replacement

Switch Selector

Potentiometer (Pots) Replacement

Full Re-wire



Amplifier Service

Clean Valve Bases

Chassis Clean

Repair and Modification

Clean and Polish Instrument

Check Pickup Heights

Clean and Oil Fretboard

Buff Frets

Full Electrical Check

Our Team

Tristan Johnson - Luthier

Joined in

Tristan founded Ackworth Guitar Setups and has gone from a one man operation to now employing 4 people. He trained with Roberto Venn trained Luthier Jim Fleeting. Tristan has a very keen interest in old Gretschs and obscure Rickenbackers.

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Damian Hughes - Luthier

Joined in

Damian joined Tristan in 2019 and trained for a number of months directly with Tristan. He has a keen attention to detail and loves lowering a good nut. Damian can make your guitar play well.

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Dave White - Luthier

Joined in

Dave White is a well respected guitar tech with many years experience of touring in bands. Dave tours with a variety of acts including, Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds and Kasabian to name just a couple. Dave likes undertaking intricate work on guitars such as refinishing.

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100 % Recommend.

Went to PMT and had my guitar re-strung and setup. Very friendly and helpful service.

Recommend 100%. Guitar sounds beautiful.
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Total satisfaction for a guitar head repair

The head was completely broken off our grandsons acoustic guitar by a fall in transit
Having found Ackworth Guitar Setups on line, a phone call ascertained the options for repair, time scale and price. The repair option was for us the way forward.
The guitar was not the most expensive in the world but the work done was of a highly professional nature and to our total satisfaction by highly skilled , cheerful, honest craftsmen
Well done and thankyou so much
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Awesome Set up

Amazing job setting up my Charvel! Highly recommend these guys as they really know there stuff and they are a lovely bunch of people also!
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A battered Stratocaster

I’ve had two guitars worked on by Ackworth guitars. The first a simple set up and lowering the action on my steel string acoustic.

The second effectively a rebuild of a very old Stratocaster that is done some work on.

Everyone was helpful and genuinely interested. They clearly know their trade and have done a remarkable job on my guitars. And at reasonable cost.

I have no hesitation in recommending them and will definitely use them again for my next project.
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Best guitar repair service

The best guitar repair service locally
Fast efficient and value for money
Friendly service guitar back in time for next lesson
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