James did an excellent job setting up my Epi Les Paul. He also gave me some great advice on getting the most out of my guitar. I'll be coming back to James in the future for a few upgrades.
barry metcalfe(Sunday, August 19 18 12:13 pm BST)
james got me out of a hole(which i had dug myself into)very happy with end result.excellent workmanship,top bloke
Alex(Saturday, February 24 18 05:09 pm GMT)
James installed a new neck on my guitar, fixed my machine heads and installed them on the neck all for £30!
Incredibly good value and really, really excellent work. I couldn't be more impressed.
Iain.(Wednesday, February 07 18 07:13 pm GMT)
Another good job by James on my Ibanez roadster 2nd guitar he's done for me well recommended top bloke.
David Smith(Wednesday, January 03 18 10:12 pm GMT)
Hi James, just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the set up on my Gretsch 5420 today,a superb job well done she plays like a dream again
Mel(Friday, July 28 17 07:27 pm BST)
James never fails to give excellent advice and a 100%
service, it's a pleasure taking guitars to him. Thanks again
Ronnie(Wednesday, December 07 16 06:21 pm GMT)
Took 5 Guitars to James, which I had attempted to setup myself and messed up the pickup poles. James tweaked the set up and set up the pickup. Great job, now a pleasure to play, so much easier and great tones. Thank you James. my go to tech, recommend him to all. Cheap too..
John(Saturday, October 29 16 05:38 pm BST)
Hi James, just want to say thanks for the great work you done on my bass, set up great, a pleasure to play
Gary Wilkinson(Tuesday, October 11 16 02:20 pm BST)
I highly recommend James for all your guitar care. Not a one-size-fits all service, this guy sets up your machine exactly the way you want it... and does a bit more too! I'll defo be using him again!
Mel(Thursday, October 06 16 04:11 pm BST)
Hello James just to say thanks for the superb job you have done on my Gibson BFG looks and sounds 100% better, see you next time Mel
Andy(Monday, September 05 16 10:35 am BST)
Hi James, just a quick word of thanks for the work you did on my Tokai Les Paul, I gigged it on Saturday and it played like new. It was nice to have the neck pick up option available again. :-) I'll
see you with something else after my next pay day. Andy.
Steve(Thursday, August 11 16 08:10 pm BST)
Took my new Fender American Special Stratocaster to James for a set up, I had set it Good but as always James takes it that pro level. Great Job again and again. Highly recomend his service.
Outstanding work on my Epiphany LP. would definitely recommend!
Garry Bastin(Friday, July 08 16 03:30 pm BST)
James Bragg is a first-class luthier.
I've had 2 acoustics and 2 electrics set up by him and the results have been outstanding! All the guitars are far easy and more rewarding to play than they were before James worked his magic. The
fees he charges are incredibly reasonable too. Best of all, he is a top bloke and a real gentleman - a pleasure to do business with.
Steve(Friday, May 13 16 07:31 pm BST)
Cheers James, strat is sweet after the setup today.
Benjamin Woodrow(Sunday, March 06 16 09:02 am GMT)
Needed a repair quickly...was done within two days. Very happy thank you :)
Chris(Tuesday, February 09 16 04:25 pm GMT)
My new Schecter Banshee was pretty rotten out of the factory, but after a new locking nut and a set up, it plays great. Always a great service from James.
Dave(Tuesday, December 29 15 11:01 am GMT)
Just had my Aria Pro 2 TA-60 set up by James, nut problem sorted and action set really low. Great guitar to play now. Have now given James my Epiphone Les Paul Special to get same treatment, my
Schecter extreme 006 is next. Great service, highly recommended.
Steve(Thursday, November 12 15 11:56 pm GMT)
This time I had James lower the action on my Faith Jupiter acoustic guitar, and again a superb job done, Plays great. Highly recomend him,
David Gill(Friday, October 16 15 11:23 am BST)
Just had my strat setup by James and had two pickups installed he also sorted out a bodge Job on a previous pickup I had installed somewhere else. The guitar sounds and feels awesome thank you very
much James a fantastic job I will recommend you to anyone who's looking to have work done cheers 👍
Steve(Wednesday, September 30 15 03:38 pm BST)
I've used James a few times now,he came recommended from a friend. Two of my guitars have been fret dressed and I can say well worth the money, he does a great job at a great price.If you need
anything doing to your guitar give him a ring, You won't be disappointed.
Mel(Tuesday, August 18 15 05:05 pm BST)
James has done an excellent job setting up my Fender Strat it has never sounded so good and i can't believe the price, a really nice person to deal with thanks again.
Andy Harrison(Thursday, August 06 15 07:05 pm BST)
James did a great job setting up my Fender Jaguar, really friendly guy and way cheaper than on the High Street.
I needed a string-thru conversion doing on a cheap tele that I bought as a project guitar. The guitar came with a cheap toploader bridge. James picked the guitar up from my home & dropped it off
again the same day with the work done to a very high standard. He also offered some advice on finishing the project too. Highly recommended.
Phil Dale(Monday, July 27 15 06:57 pm BST)
Dropped off a recently purchased Nighthawk for a set up with James. I was really pleased with the guitar when I first got it but now its amazing. Many thanks, a pleasure to deal with you and I'll be
Karl Armstrong(Sunday, July 05 15 02:13 am BST)
Dropped off 2 old guitars, 1 was almost unplayable got them back in an amazing time and they sound fantastic and a really good price
Darren Howe(Wednesday, June 17 15 10:15 pm BST)
It's playing nicely and I'll definitely get some more work done by yourself. Than you very much.
Daryl(Monday, June 15 15 09:12 pm BST)
James set up my PRS. Top quality, professional work. Fast, friendly and great attention to detail.
Chris(Friday, May 22 15 10:23 pm BST)
As a beginner guitarist, I know that to get me on the right track, my guitar needs to be set up and maintained correctly. James delivers this and more, with a friendly and hassle free service.
Dave Stockton(Thursday, May 14 15 07:31 pm BST)
Speedy service , kept me informed along the way, did what I asked for the price we agreed...gave new life to my 25 yr old Jap Squier silver series strat ( rewire, pots..switch and pick ups ). Will be
recommending JBs services to my guitar buddies . Cheers JB
Gaz(Monday, May 11 15 09:17 pm BST)
Sounds beyond lush mate! Thank you very much, can't believe the depth of the treble on it. The clarity is stunning even crunched up to the nines! Absolutely buzzing!
James set my ESP 1000 up, nice job, he is also doing a job on my Gibson Explorer, wiring, set up! Top Man!
Kevin(Tuesday, February 24 15 09:25 pm GMT)
Just a note to say that the red strat sounds and plays like a dream. Had drum machine on last night, played through a few songs, surprised at the different range of tones from the selector
Steve(Wednesday, February 18 15 09:15 pm GMT)
James did a great set-up on my Fender Jaguar...he had it done really quickly and efficiently at a reasonable price.Definitely the best set-up I've had done....Thanks.
Chris(Sunday, January 25 15 04:49 pm GMT)
A very friendly and relaxed service. I will return again with any of my guitar needs!
Peter Atkinson(Wednesday, January 07 15 08:57 pm GMT)
Many thanks for repairing the nut on my Flambeau so well and so quickly. The action is exactly as before - and the new strings sound great.
Greig(Tuesday, October 28 14 10:47 pm GMT)
I've had an annoying raised fret wire that's been ruining everything I play. James took the offending fret off, reset it and filed it down. Guitar once again plays great!
James does excellent work if you've got a guitar you need James in your life!
Andrew macnamara(Monday, October 06 14 09:39 pm BST)
Worked expertly on my strat. Sounds beyond lush. Perfect set up with new pick ups, couldn't be happier with it. Sounds every bit the part. Thanks James.
Michael White(Sunday, October 05 14 02:52 pm BST)
Great service and very professional. Taken a couple of guitars to James and always been impressed. Much better service and quality than shops in town & at a fraction of the price too. Highly
Calum Anthony(Sunday, October 05 14 02:49 pm BST)
Now that I've found such a good guitar tech I won't be going anywhere else.
Quick, reliable and excellent service. Couldn't be happier with the job on my bass.
Steve(Monday, September 29 14 08:48 pm BST)
Great Job James. I've had an hour with it and to be honest better than it was 7 years ago when new.
Carl(Saturday, September 20 14 07:56 am BST)
After having my guitar set up incorrectly for so many years (JS 1000) I went to James. He buffed up the frets, re-stringed it with my spec of strings and got the Floyd rose bridge set up to
perfection and gave it an overall clean, the guitar now plays excellently. Couldn't be happier with the outcome!
Paul(Thursday, August 21 14 02:17 pm BST)
Excellent service, bass set up and turned around in couple of hours. Action is spot on, chuffed to bits.
Neil(Wednesday, August 13 14 09:44 pm BST)
Excellent service. Took my sg from its death bed to annoying the neighbours in less than an afternoon. Highly recommended.
andy mac(Sunday, August 03 14 08:47 pm BST)
Top class service couldn't recommend James highly enough. Much better than any of the 'music' shops in town. Will definitely be using James again.
Ian Patton(Thursday, May 29 14 02:32 pm BST)
I can highly recommend James Bragg guitars. I got Seymour Duncan pick ups fitted to my precision bass as well as new pots jack plug and pick guard. Fantastic service. Will definitely return.
Steve(Wednesday, May 21 14 01:03 pm BST)
Lovely,New Seymour Duncan Matched blues Pick ups James.I am not going to raise the height of them they are spot on.My Chinese 335 is very very nice now the pickups have transformed it
eric f(Sunday, May 18 14 01:28 pm BST)
over the moon with the job you done great service
Greig(Thursday, May 15 14 11:07 pm BST)
Second visit to James, this time to get my les Paul set up. Along with tweaking the performance James suggested taking the pick up covers and the pick guard off, 2 things I'd not thought of doing but
it's given the guitar a totally different look and I couldn't be happier. Cheers mate.
nametabs(Sunday, May 11 14 01:13 pm BST)
Great service, guitar setup was perfect. I will be using James again. Fully recommended
Steve(Saturday, May 03 14 07:44 pm BST)
Thank you James for the adjustments that you have made whether major or minor,The dusty end of the neck is now more open for business bends vibrato sustain bring it on
Steve Burrows(Friday, April 25 14 01:11 pm BST)
James transformed my wonderful looking Chinese Aiersi Tele with bone nut and a re wire and new tonerider vintage hot classic pups,now it is a blues machine and I love it
Andy Young(Friday, April 25 14 06:26 am BST)
I had the pickups upgraded on my PRS SE and I am delighted with the results. James knows his stuff and gave excellent advice on what I required, deciding on a couple of seymour duncan humbuckers
which have given my guitar a real lift in tone and performance. Excellent service
from James will certainly use him again for future upgrades or set up issues.
Ste Fraser(Tuesday, April 22 14 12:53 am BST)
Excellent work on my guitar. It looks and sounds good as new, the service was quick and price was great. Would recommend James to anyone.
Colin(Saturday, April 12 14 09:07 pm BST)
Bought a guitar a nice semi acoustic hollow body Ibanez from the art collection as is only New I have been learning a while now and noticed a star splinter on the jack plug socket was concerned that
would crack further went on line found James and the rest is history got the guitar fixed within 10 minutes of arriving and James also gave advise on the guitar string's as I didn't realize that the
bridge was a floating one never new what that was till James told me very approachable Guy, very reasonable priced jobs..
Greig(Friday, April 11 14 08:15 pm BST)
James is such a helpful and knowledgable guy. He repaired my acoustic when the top nut had come loose and restrung it at a bargain price. I'll be taking him my electric for a set up next.
Thanks James your a star mate.
e. forcer.(Friday, April 11 14 02:48 pm BST)
I had james pick up my 1954 re -issue strat which needed a bit ov a makeover.have to say very prompt service and the strat come back sounding as good as ever.thanks again.
Matt Irvine(Thursday, March 20 14 05:43 pm GMT)
I needed the action taking down on my electro-acoustic. I wasn't confident enough to do it myself in case I made a complete mess of it.
James was brilliant, explained what he needed to do and now my guitar is so much nicer to play and it sounds so much better too. Extremely professional and the best priced repairman in Middlesbrough,
if not the North East! Thank you James!
Dave Nolan(Friday, March 14 14 07:08 am GMT)
James put some new Seymour Duncan pickupson my strat and replaced the electrics also put on a new set of fender machine heads on and replaced the scratchplate all work was done to a very good
standard and has improved guitar 100 percent.overall I am very pleased with results and I know were to go in future for best results,thanks again james Dave nolan
Andrew Tait(Thursday, March 06 14 08:35 pm GMT)
Was experiencing fret buzz on my Hagstrom Swede. James adjusted the truss rod and fixed some intonation issues as well as solving the fret buzz. Great customer service, highly recommended, Thanks
My Fender Squier guitar was ready for the bin until I gave it to James. He fitted 50s fat strat pickups on it, a pearl scratch plate, fixed the action and intonation, gave the guitar a good clean and
polish. It now looks and sounds GREAT!!! Thanks James
Steve Fletcher(Wednesday, January 15 14 09:20 pm GMT)
Needed a decent set up on my 34 year old Tokai. Issues with fret buzz and intonation were quickly resolved by James. Great service and price, I would highly recommend his work.
Paul(Saturday, December 07 13 08:47 pm GMT)
My guitar which I love needed some tlc, the frets were worn, the tuning didn't seem to be right and the jack was loose. I looked up a local guitar repair on google and came accross james bragg
guitars, and im glad i did. He repaired the frets, i dont know how but fixed the tuning problem, cleaned the guitar and fixed the loose jack. What a guy, top bloke and it only cost £30!! Highly
Matty(Tuesday, December 03 13 09:36 pm GMT)
James built me a Strat from genuine Fender parts and body to my exact spec. Work was completed on time and at an amazing price! Definitely worth a phone call!
James(Tuesday, November 19 13 06:23 pm GMT)
Bought a second hand squire by fender Bass guitar for a Christmas gift. James cleaned and polished it thoroughly, tested it, and it now looks as good as new. Professional and efficient. Many thanks.
Rob(Sunday, November 10 13 11:46 pm GMT)
Can highly recommend James Bragg's repair work. I bought a 2nd hand Fender stratocaster off ebay when it arrived it didn't sound right at all. I checked google for a local repair company and came
across James Bragg Repairs, a quick phone call assured me they knew what they were on about. The kneck was bowed and the previous owner had tried to rewire it and made a real hash of it. James
rewired it, straightened the kneck, and replaced the pick ups with Fender 59's. The guitar now sounds amazing thanks to James, can't recommend enough, thank you!