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Instrument Repairs & Service


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From a simple re string, to a full set up or fret dress, our in house Luthiers are able to offer advice and quality assured work that will return your trusty steed to its former glory.

Our luthiers have been working on for over 15 years and is take great pride in their work and personal service.

By bringing your to Allegro Music you will have the confidence of dealing with a specialised business that has been serving the needs of musicians across Essex for over 35 years.  



"Needed a complete overhaul on my Strat, great job done by Jaques, happy to recommend these guys" Tim Brent, Hockley


"Just had a Fishman Infinity fitted to my , sounds great, might even treat myself to that Fishman , cheers for the work" Mr T Graham, Westcliff

"Had to return a recently purchased Tanglewood TW145 with a fault, expecting it to have to be sent back to the supplier, I got a call later the same day to say all done and ready to collect - great service" Amanda, Rayleigh

"Nice to find a local repairer. Was able to drop off on a Sunday with parking right outside, nice people, and ended up buying a new tuner while there" Bob Terry

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Tuning.jpgHaving a great setup improves the playability & functionality of your . In some are not set up properly either by the distributor or music and getting your professionally setup is a very noticeable and inexpensive way of getting the most out of your guitar. 

If you have any specific requirements for setting up your , i.e. action or string gauges we will set up your accordingly. However if you are unsure of how you want your setup or even what string gauge you prefer then we can offer you assistance with finding the right set up for you.

Pro Setup includes - Action adjustment, truss rod adjustment, adjust the Intonation for 100% accuracy, clean & oil the fret board, fret polish, buff & polish your . With all switches & pots are cleaned, are humidified if necessary.


A fret dress is necessary if your or , has flattened frets from years of playing, flat spots on certain frets and from buzzing that is not related to any issues, determined during our evaluation. Worn frets not only can cause buzzing but can also create intonation problems.
The neck on your will be adjusted to be as straight as possible on a fretting jig, then we will level the frets and round the frets in using a diamond fret file. Lastly we will sand & polish up the frets, treat the neck, Re String and set up your as per your instructions or to a standard industry specification.


Fret-Work.jpgA fret job, or , is necessary when there is just not enough fret wire left for us to level & round in the frets, determined during our evaluation.
When a fret job is necessary, we pull out your old frets, adjust the neck to be as straight as possible, level the fret board, replace the frets either on a like for like basis or with a pre determined fret wire, fret dress the new frets, Re String and set up your .




The best way to increase the tone of either your or is to replace the nut to bone. Bone is a far superior material for transferring Tone and is much denser than any plastics used, allowing the frequencies to faster therefore creating a better tone. Graphite is also a great alternative and is especially good for with tremolo systems due to less friction in the nut.
The more noticeable change when changing to Bone is heard acoustically as well as creating more sustain.
We will take out your old Nut, cut & sand you a new one from a bone blank, file in the slots, back file the Nut and then restring your .



If you hPickUp-fitting.jpgave any problems with your hardware from static interference, volume or tone pots not working to wanting to replace/upgrade pick ups then we can cater for any these requirements.

Pickup Replacement - Output Jack Replacement - Selector Switch Replacement - Pot Replacement - Complete Rewiring incl , Switch & Pots



If you need a repair carrying out on a Digital Piano, Keyboard, Organ, Amp or most other electronic musical instruments, we are able to recommend a range of experienced engineers/repairers in the Essex area.

See below for details of local experts that can help you with your repair.

WD Greenhill, Southend: Digital Pianos/Organs/Keyboards/Synths - 01702 546195                                            (Covers all of Essex & most of the UK)

Essex Amp Repairs, Witham: Amplifiers - 01376 502160

Electronic Music Services, Southend: Keyboards, Digital Pianos & most electronic instruments - 01702 613172

Sick Amps, Harlow: Amplifiers, Digital Pianos, Keyboards & many other electrionic instruments - 01279 261261


If you have purchased your instrument from Allegro Music and it is still under guarantee, please fill out this form and we will contact you to arrange your repair.


saxophone_repair.jpgWe are able to arrange anything from repairing a simple leak to a full overhaul and clean. Our highly experienced technicians will remedy your fault and get it back to playing order.  



We can carry out most basic repairs to Violins and String Instruments instore including bridge fitting, tuning peg replacement and restrings



Piano-Tuning-Pic.jpgThe cost of tuning your piano will depend on your location, and the amount of work required to correctly tune it, with £50-60 being an average cost for a single tuning.

Local Tuners

Lara Clapp 01245 697130 / 07743 544780 - Covers most of Essex



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