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​Glen Havelock
​07570 495945

Axion Custom Works

Gisburn Drive



About me

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.


​- Custom Pickguards

​- Custom pickup rings

​- Aged hardware

​- Artist inspired parts

​- Custom pickup flatwork


​​- Custom and hand-made electric guitars

​- Bass guitars

- Cajones

- Hand-made acoustic guitars, ukuleles


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