Howard Smith – Guitar Maintenance and Repairs Leicester

Hello, my name is Howard Smith and I am skilled guitar repairer based in Clarendon Park, Leicester, able to undertake set-up, repairs and modifications to all types of fretted stringed instruments including electric and acoustic guitars and basses, mandolins and banjos.

As an experienced instrument repairer, with over twenty years helping musicians maintain and modify their instruments – including over ten years working for Sheehan’s music store, I can help assist you with a wide range of different services to suit your situation.

These include guitar set-ups, refrets, electrical and rewiring services, machinehead replacement, headstock and neck repairs – as well as a range of other services to address less-frequent issues with stringed instruments. I am also able to offer to renovate and upgrade old 60s and 70s Fender valve amplifiers – to find out more about my services simply get in touch!

As a gigging musician myself, I fully understand the needs and requirements of guitar players and know just how important the next performance is. Whatever instrument and whatever style of music you play, I can give a prompt, quality and friendly repair service.

My workshop is located Clarendon Park, in central Leicester. You can contact me through e-mail at [email protected], by phone on 0116 2709971 or via the contact form to the right of this page. Should you have any problems with your guitar or other stringed instruments please don’t hesitate to get in touch – you can view some examples of my work below.

Contact: [email protected]

Phone: 0116 2709971


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I’ve just purchased a 7 string, changed the strings from 9’s to 10’s & the damn thing won’t go in tune & the bridge is all over the place.

Can you help please.

Hi Andy,

Absolutely – we have passed your message onto Howard this evening for you and he will be in touch!

Kind regards,

Matthew – founder

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