Ramsay Phillips Custom Guitars
Guitar service and repair workshop based in New Zealand, dedicated to providing exceptional service and top quality work.
RAMSAY PHILLIPS IS THE OWNER OF RAMSAY PHILLIPS CUSTOM GUITARS. HE’S ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES WHO’S MADE HIS PASSION HIS CAREER. RAMSAY LEFT CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, IN 2002, AND STARTED HIS GUITAR BUSINESS DURING THE RECESSION IN 2008. HIS BUSINESS HAS GROWN FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS AND A FEW TOOLS ON THE DINING TABLE, TO A FULLY OPERATIONAL WORKSHOP. OTHER THAN HIS OBVIOUS PASSION FOR PEOPLE AND GUITARS, HE SURFS, IS CRAZY ABOUT FORMULA 1, AND IS A SOLID FAMILY GUY.
Acoustic Pickup Installation
Keen to start using that acoustic you love so much at that open mic? Let’s install a pickup!
Broken headstock? Cracked body? Bridge pulled off? Wife throw your guitar into a ceiling fan? Got you covered.
Nuts & Saddles
One of the best upgrades for a guitar! I carve custom nuts and saddles from bone or buffalo horn. Improves resonance and looks way more premium than plastic or micarta.
Minor wiring repairs and individual component replacement or full wiring upgrades with the best components available. Keen to keep it vintage or putting together an everything-axe… I’ve got you covered!
From just a light level under full string tension, to full refrets in nickel, stainless steel or evo gold. Your choice of fret size and profile. Great care is taken to protect maple fingerboards, and other fingerboards can be reconditioned and returned to former glory. Arabic scale micro frets can also be done!
From basic setup to your personal playing style, to deluxe setup including fret leveling and dressing to allow for lower action and the best possible playability. Includes action, intonation and neck relief adjustment, cleaning of electrics, as well as plenty of general TLC. Extra charges for Floyd Rose (and equivalent) bridges apply.