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The First Question You Should Ask Any Guitar Repair Shop Is Simple - ARE YOU INSURED?!!!

Updated: Feb 3

You spent a year saving for your Gibson Les Paul and then comes the time to have it setup or repaired. You see an advert on Social Media. Guitar Setups/Repairs. What is the first question you should ask yourself???



Is this repair shop insured in the event that my guitar is damaged or stolen whilst in their care?


Facebook Heroes (and Villains)


Choosing who to trust with your instrument is a difficult job. Since the Covid-19 pandemic there has seen an increase in people advertising ‘Guitar Repairs’ on places like Facebook Marketplace. These overnight repairers appear to be repairing from their bedrooms, yet offer luring prices. But are they legit?


There are legitimate companies that do use Facebook and other places to advertise (we do – it’s really good for connecting with people like you), yet the question remains, what happens if the repairer you choose does not have insurance?


Having Confidence in Your Guitar Repairer.

When choosing a guitar repair shop, the first question you should ask is “Are you insured if my instrument is damaged or stolen whilst in your care?”. If the answer is “No”, then walk away.


Accidents Happen.

But what happens when things go wrong? Using a trusted, insured repair shop means that potential risk of harm to your instruments is reduced.


Due to the nature of repairing guitars and amplifiers, it is inevitable that the odd accident will occur from time to time. But, what do you do when that particular accident results in a broken guitar? Can you afford to have an unscrupulous repair-man ruin your pride and joy?


By not having insurance, repairers are putting themselves and others at considerable risk. Whilst not all insurance is a legal requirement, it often provides necessary protection. With so many possible risks, all repairers should have a policy in place that covers them in the event of an accident or incident.



Ackworth Guitar Setups is a fully insured guitar repair shop. Your instruments are safe when they are with us, so you can rest assured.


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