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Maintenance, ​Repairs & Custom Builds

Nigel Martin RyeWorkshops in Hastings & Rye

True Notes is a small independent company with workshops in the historic towns of Hastings and Rye, East Sussex.

We undertake many kinds of instrument repairs and servicing. Work ranges from day to day guitar set ups, fret work and neck repairs to more obscure projects like harps, dulcimers and even dombiras!

We love all types of musical instrument and would be happy discuss any issues you may be having with yours.

Attention to fine detail

A correct set up is crucial to the playability of your instrument and your performance.

Before taking on any work, we like to discuss how you play and what you wish from the instrument itself. This is probably the most important information for us, as every instrument and every player requires individual attention.

Our services include

Set Ups
Adjusting the settings of your instrument for better playability.

Fret Work
Levelling uneven frets to stop buzzing and replacing warn frets that can’t be levelled.

Nut and Saddle Making
Hand cutting nuts and saddles, specifically to match your instrument and string gauge.

Electronics
Troubleshooting, repairs, re-wires and pickup winding

General Repairs
Headstock breaks, neck resets, humidity cracks and damage.

Instrument Building
Constructing bespoke instruments from scratch.

Specific Requests
If you have an idea for a project, modifications or a one off custom build and want to see if it is possible, please get in touch

Let’s chat about your equipment and your needs. Contact Us