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Dropped my guitar down to James for a repair a fortnight ago. From start to finish it was a truly professional experience. On dropping off the guitar James talked me through the procedure from start to finish. His knowledge of guitars is excellent and put me at ease that the job would be done right.

All the way through the repair he sent updates and let me know as soon as it was ready. When I collected the guitar he again took time to go through the repair process from start to finish which was of a better standard than the original factory finish. His expertise even found an issue that I didn’t know about and this was also resolved.

Even though my guitar is a relatively cheap one and the job a small one, it was treated as though it was a one off worth thousands. I have no hesitation to recommend James for any instrument repairs.

Darragh O Meara, Co. Tipperary - Decal Replacement

Sent my black stratocaster over to James during the week for a service and a fret crown and a few other little jobs. The frets turned out amazing and it's like having a new guitar, plays like butter. A sound guy and great craftsman. will be sending my other guitars over soon. Thanks again James

Stephen Power, Co. Waterford - Strat set-up & fret re-crown

just got my Alvarez setup by James, it sounds incredible, can't wait to play it later

Billy Keane, Co. Tipperary - Alvarez Set-up

Took a guitar and banjo for a setup. Neither are top of range instrument but James got the best out of both. Not just for high end equipment. Good price and very nice to deal with.

Ronan Dinan, Co. Tipperary - Instrument Set-ups

James did a great setup on my Mandolin ,I would trust him with any of my instruments.

Jack Kennedy, Co. Waterford - Mandolin Set-up

James replaced the soundboard, put a new bone bridge and put on new strings and done setup on my Martin guitar. Done an excellent job . The man is a gent and pleasure to deal with . Thanks James .

Willie O' Callaghan, Co. Waterford - Martin Soundboard Replacement

Had some issues with my electric guitar and I wasn’t happy with the action and how the guitar played. James was able to sort all issues, he is very knowledgeable and passionate about his trade. A nice and professional person to deal with, I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Darren Bambrick, Co. Kilkenny - PRS Repairs

i gave James by Spanish style guitar a few weeks ago. the wood had suffered badly and it needed urgent attention. it is a very good guitar 20 years old and looked the worse of the wear. JAMES returned with his magic to perfect condition. i hope he shows it before and after om face book.pure brilliance. hugh

Hugh McGrath, Co. Kilkenny - Soundboard Repair

Very happy with the work done on my ovation.James was friendly and didn't leave me waiting to long without the guitar I'll be back with other guitars and I highly recommend his services

Cathal Barry, Co. Waterford - Fret work

Brought 3 instruments down to be checked over and what a guy. This lads builds fabulous stringed instruments and I had the pleasure of playing a hand made guitar that he had just made. Great enjoyment and a wonderful craftsman.

Liam Moylan, Co. Kilkenny - Instrument service & set-ups

Gave James my Martin 000x1ae for some repairs, absolutely top class craftsmanship and a pure gentleman. Spent a lot of time playing his stunning hand made guitars and chatting , il certainly be back James thank you very much

Gavin Carroll, Co. Kilkenny - Marin Set-up and repair

Brought my Martin HD28 to James to get the neck reshaped from an oval to a vintage V shaped neck and resprayed to have a smooth satin finish. The low oval shape was giving me hand cramps and the original finish had been very tacky/sticky. He did an outstanding job and got exactly what I was looking for. He also re-crowned the frets to where they look brand new and shaped and fitted a brand new nut for the guitar. Would very much recommend him as I’m pretty fussy and not easily pleased. 10/10 for the job and 11/10 for the price!

Martin Neck Reshape

Thanks to James for a brilliant job on refitting our harp. First class work; brilliant service.

Frank Callery, Co, Kilkenny - Harp repairs

Thank you so much James for putting my guitar back together, it was a joy to play my 1st guitar again. I'll have many happy hours playing it again now she's back together. You really and truly did a fab job and I'll forever be grateful to you for what you did.

Happy Christmas to you and your family, I hope ye have a great one !!!

Thanks again


Sean Ryan, Co. Tipperary - Yamaha New Neck

Thank you 

James Martin Instruments

 you did a wonderful job. Highly recommended and much appreciated.

Darren Sweeney, Co. Wexford - Banjo Repair, Set-up and Polish

Big Big thank you to James Martin, highly recommend James. Brought my 25 year old takemine back to life , like new. Changed frets/fret board/binding/ nut/saddle, can’t wait to go back to Spain delighted delighted.

Pat Coyne, Spain - Takamine Repairs

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