John Marlow Stringed Instruments
118 Syke Lane, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, WF12 8EU Directionshttps://www.yell.com/biz/john-marlow-stringed-instruments-dewsbury-7879167/#view=map
I have been working as a professional Luthier (a maker & repairer of stringed musical instruments) for over thirty six years now. I design & build my own range of stringed Instruments to custom order (please see website) & offer a full repair & restoration service for all acoustic & electric stringed instruments including: Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Banjo, Ukulele, Early Stringed Instruments.
As a Guitar repairer I carry out all major structural work including full rebuilds, replacement soundboards, backs, cracked ribs, necks, fingerboards. To broken heads, cracked tops, loose braces, refret & fret dressing, all set-up work, replacement bridges, bridge pins, custom compensated bone nuts & saddles, replacement machine heads, custom inlays, rewires & new pickup installations acoustic & electric, resprays & all minor cosmetic work considered.
As a violin restorer I offer replacement bridges & bridge refitting, new strings, cases, bows & numerous accessories. New sound-posts or resetting, tailpiece & tailgut replacement, new fingerboards or scraping, neck resets, top & back regluing, cracks glued & studded, peg refits & replacement sets, peg-bushing, top & bottom nut replacement. Cosmetic lacquer retouching & rosin removal, cleaning & polishing.
If you require a quote, please email or phone to arrange a visit to the workshop with your instrument. At either [email protected] or phone 07776 091841.
The slideshow below illustrates both examples of my work as an Instrument maker (in the first ten images), then the following twenty, showcase some before/after restoration projects I have undertaken over the years, including work on Guitars (electric & acoustic), Banjo's, mandolins & a variety of Violin family instruments.
Products & Services
Acoustic & electric Guitar maker & Repairs
Structural, electrical,& finishing repairs
Bass guitar repairs & restoration
Replacement nuts & saddles
Clear, colour, sunburst custom refinishing
Guitar refrets, fret-stoning, Polishing & set-ups
custom replacement necks, fingerboards
cracked tops, backs, sides, broken heads repaired
Acoustic guitars made to custom order
Acoustic Mandolins made to order
Early music instruments made to custom order
Octave mandola Maker & repairer
Bouzoukis & mandolas made to custom order
Instrument cases, spares & accessories
Banjo repairs & spare parts
Ukulele repairs & spare parts
Early music stringed instrument repairs
Instrument hot rodding & customisation work
Bowed stringed instrument repairs & restoration
Violin, viola, cello & double bass repairs
violin & viola restoration & accessories
Cello & double bass restoration & accessories
Bows, cases, strings & accessories
Soundpost replacements & resets
Violin family neck resets
violin replacement bridges & refitting
violin fingerboard rescraping & replacements
peg refits & replacement sets, beg bushing
Violin cracks & open seems rejointed
violin scratches, chips, dents & cracks touched in
Additional Pickups & electronice fitted
Top & bottom nuts replaced
Tailpieces & tailguts replaced
Epiphone EJ200 Electric Acoustic guitar adjustment and set up. first class.5
It was badly set at The factory of manufacture. Really unplayable at the top end.
By the time John had re set and made a complete alteration to the top end and bridge it now has a fantastic low and even action from the top to bottom of the fret board. Would highly recommend his workman ship!