Instrument Repairs

Conducted at our Bolton workshop, Booths Music’s instrument repair service covers everything from professional guitar setups, instrument restoration and all manner of musical instrument repairs!



Instrument Repairs - GuitarsWe have worked on some amazing guitars for customers of great diversity over the years. Whether it’s an electric, acoustic, bass or indeed any strung instrument, we would love to have the opportunity to improve your guitar’s overall playability in our Bolton workshop.

A guitar set-up at Booths involves a string change, truss rod adjustment, fret polishing, finger-board oiling, electronics service, set action, set intonation, a check of the machineheads and overall fine-tuning of the instrument. Click here to read more about Booths Music guitar repairs.


Booths Music is proud to have been providing woodwind repairs services and setups since the 1800s. A service on a woodwind instrument can mean the difference from a wheezy, thin sounding and hard to blow gas pipe to a free flowing, precisely accurate and perfectly intoned instrument.

Woodwind repairs involve oiling the rods and pivot points, a check and adjustment of spring tensions, regulation check and adjustment and a pressure test to ensure a reliable instrument. See our guide on maintenance tips for saxophone and flute. Click here to read more about Booths Music woodwind repairs.


Brass instrument repair has been a feature of the Booths workshop from day one. It involves valve honing, easing of tricky slides, replacement of corks and felts, everything that’s essential to confident playing.


Violin, Viola and ‘Cellos are all chromatically easier to play if set up properly. We also undertake sound post positioning, all forms of restoration and maintainence etc. See our tips on violin maintenance.

BOW REHAIR – (We only advise rehairing more expensive bows these days, using only the finest horse hair and professional technique).

Instrument Repairs - ViolinsOur violin and instrument repairs workshop is now home to William Davy products, part of our latest Quality Violins section. Described as producing instruments of grand rich and of mellow tone, William Davy was a Bolton-based violin maker from the early 1900s. Davy in fact practised his skill in a small room along Churchbank in the town centre on almost the exact same site as our current repair workshop. The locality of the William Davy workshop and the history surrounding the man himself has naturally been a point of interest for various generations of the Booths Music team; in 2015 we thought it was high time the brand name was rekindled. Click here to read more about William Davy violins.

We would be happy to advise as best we can on any instrument repairs or service enquiries that you may have.

Booths Music instrument repairs take place at our town centre workshop in conjunction with Studio Circle Office Space.

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