We all dream of the perfect guitar. Some of us go a step further and modify our guitar, or even self-build them, in search of that dream. But what happens when things don't fit together right, the previous body routing shows through, or you just need a look that isn't available from the usual parts suppliers?
That's where Axion Custom Works comes in. From my workshop in Bury I make special parts that are hard to come by elsewhere. Unique pickguards, non-standard pickup rings, hardware with a special look - all the little things that make the whole thing just work.
This business has evolved from a setup and repair service into one that tries to fill the market gaps that DIY guitar enthusiasts find all the time. As I still do a lot of that setup and repair work, I have learned a fair amount about what guitarists and their guitars are missing.
So please have a browse around my site, and if you see anything interesting or if you have any ideas that you need creating, feel free to get in touch for a friendly discussion with no strings attached (OK, that's lame, but it won't be the last tme you ever see that line used!)
Axion Custom Works
1 Gisburn Drive
BL8 3DH UK
I have been tinkering with guitars for almost as long as I have been playing them, and started making my first instrument around 1991.
Around 2005 I decided to get some proper training from someone who really knows how to make instruments - John Marlow.
Meanwhile I had become disenchanted with the corporate world, and the scientific and engineering work I had done for almost 25 years was being reduced to a tick-box mentality. That's not me, I need stuff to think about and problems to solve.
So in 2010 I decided to go full time as a guitar repairer. The business developed, and now I not only repair guitars and other fretted instruments, I also make a wide variety of custom guitar parts. For 10 years I was the resident guitar and fretted instrument repairer at one of Manchester's biggest music shops.
I demand of myself only the highest quality work. I stick with the job until it is right, even if I have quoted a fixed fee for the work.
Axion Custom Works is the new trading name for Cuicuica Instruments.
- Basic setup
- Full service setup
- Ultimate setup (fret dress + full service)
- Electrics upgrades and mods
- Headstock break repairs
- Acoustic bracing repaiir
- Bridge re-fitting
- Finish repairs
...and much more.
- Custom and hand-made electric guitars
- Bass guitars
- Hand-made acoustic guitars, ukuleles
- Custom Pickguards
- Custom pickup rings
- Aged hardware
- Artist inspired parts
- Custom pickup flatwork
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