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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

Click here to read more customer reviews of Allegro Music 


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 .


PickUp-fitting.jpgWe are suppliers of many top brand pick ups, including Seymour Duncan and Fishman

Under the Saddle (Fishman Matrix Infinity II) using the endpin as the Jack plug are the least invasive requiring no extra holes or drilling. The are available with or without a Pre-Amp and also with or without Volume & Tone control.

All types are very responsive, have excellent tone, dynamics and are a great way of amplifying your .


If you have 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




We have our own engineer on hand to offer repairs, service and all associated work on , , and much more.

Repairs are available in the for non items. You can bring items for repair in to any of our stores, where they will be transported to our workshop on our own delivery van free of charge. 



saxophone_repair.jpgOnce again all stores are able to arrange anything from repairing a simple leak to a full overhaul and clean. Highly experienced technicians will remedy your fault and get it back to playing order.

Please call or email your nearest branch for more information.

Westcliff 01702 348476 - Chelmsford - 01245 283527 - Colchester Warehouse - 01206 579886



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 £40-50 being an average cost for a single tuning.

We have a network of piano and repairers across the county, please call your nearest branch for full details or click here to leave your details and we will forward thme to a local tuner that will contact you directly to arrange your tuning.

Local Tuners

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




We can carry out most basic repairs to and String instore including bridge fitting, tuning peg replacement and restrings.  If your problem is of a more serious nature, then contact your nearest branch where we can recommend a local string specialist.




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