Unfortunately, something can go wrong with your string instrument. A neck can break or there is a crack in the top. All of these are annoying problems that prevent you from playing on your instrument.
Riemersma Guitars is a reliable address for repairing, restoring and adjusting your guitar. Ramon has gained a lot of experience and has already done a lot of repairs on guitars.
Below is an overview of the common repairs on guitars. In our blog we also regularly tell you which repairs have been carried out. We also gladly help you to adapt your instrument even better to your wishes. You can think of installing an element in your guitar or replacing the frets.
“Class repair carried out on my José Marin Plazuelo from 1985” H. Koot
Broken neck or head of a guitar
A broken neck / head of a guitar is very common. The head of a guitar is the most vulnerable part of a guitar. But fortunately it is good to repair. It is important to immediately remove the tension from the guitar by loosening the strings. If necessary, unscrew the truss rod so that there is no tension on the fracture and the wood from the inside. Leave all loose parts and bring any wooden parts to the workshop. Do not start working with glue yourself, because the break is more difficult to repair.
The old paint is removed and the break is repaired with wood glue. The glue clamps compress the crack again. Any glue residues are removed and then the neck has to be repainted. The sooner one arrives, the better the crack can be repaired. The advice is to keep a guitar in a case. In this the instrument is better protected against falling or falling over. Unfortunately, it also happens that a break is more difficult to repair, for example because he has already been glued. Often this can also be repaired, but it takes more work and requires a different approach. And sometimes it must be decided that the neck can no longer be repaired and must be replaced.
Also, the finish of your instrument may not be quite as it was when the guitar was new. Fortunately, I can assist you by repainting or polishing the instrument with shellac. You can then choose a finish with nitro cellulose lacquer, French polishing or a harder 2-component lacquer. It is scratch resistant and has a nice shine. Of course, all paintwork is polished for a dazzling shine.
If you have an electric guitar and you are not completely satisfied with the paintwork, you can have the guitar repainted and at the same time opt for a different color. Maybe you want a metallic color or even a sunburst. Everything is possible. We can also often repair minor damage very well and make the guitar like new again.