A guitar setup, maintenance and repair service in Selborne, Hampshire


Selborne Guitars is here to help you get the most out of your acoustic, electric or bass guitar.

​Whether it’s replacing a string, upgrading pickups or hardware, improving tuning stability, addressing ‘fret buzz’ or lowering ‘action’ to improve playability, we can help.

​We serve the areas of Selborne, Alton, Bordon, Four Marks, Greatham, Liphook, Liss, Petersfield, West Meon and beyond, and would love to hear from you if your guitar is not playing its best, needs a makeover or is just in need of a little TLC.



Optimise your guitar’s playability

Wiring & Electrics

Pickup installation, upgrading components and wiring work

Hardware Fitting

Install machineheads, bridges, strap pins and other parts

Other Services

New nuts, minor repairs, kit guitar construction and more

Selborne Guitars gave my Telecaster a major overhaul. Installed new Bare Knuckle pickups, new tuners and new pickguard. Fret dress, full service and setup. The standard of the work was first class – I would have no hesitation in using them again. Not only was the technical and aesthetic work great (they also aged some of the hardware as well as rewired all the electrics) but kept me informed of progress throughout, both by phone and with photos. Great job!

Dave, Selborne

Dario literally breathed new life into my old guitar and made it look and feel better than when I originally bought it. Fantastic service and continued aftercare at a great price from someone incredibly approachable, knowledgeable and passionate about guitars!

Alice, Sandhurst

Mine was anything but an easy setup. I brought Dario a guitar with a tuner not working (and the shaft on the replacement too long and needing to be adapted) and a tuner screw which had broken off in the headstock and needed to be removed with a specialist drill bit. The 4-way switch also only worked in two positions. Dario identified a wiring and grounding issue. He fitted a new nut and did some fretwork. Now the guitar plays like one three times its price. Having found previous techs to be slap-dash, in comparison Dario consulted me during the whole process. He was meticulous to say the least and treats the guitar as if he were going to play it himself. I’ve absolute confidence in him.

Nick, Fareham

Just had my dad’s guitar cleaned by Dario, great service and a friendly service, I would highly recommend him.

Andy, Whitehill

Thank you for the wonderful setup on my guitar, I have just sat down for a few minutes to play and you have made all the difference.

Mike, Lindford

Thanks to Dario at Selborne Guitars for working some magic on my old Ibanez SA260 that had some electrical gremlins and just wouldn’t stay in tune if you breathed on it let alone used the whammy bar. It now stays in tune, all the pickups work and is setup beautifully


Fantastic service and attention to detail from Dario, who repaired and improved various elements of my son’s guitar – with real care and consideration. My boy is absolutely over the moon and described Dario as “really clever, and such a nice guy” – both of which I’d wholeheartedly agree with!

Sam, Petersfield

I’m very pleased with the new setup on my ES335 Pro. Great jazz sound. And thank you for fitting a new pot and some brand new controls. I couldn’t be more satisfied.

Robert, Four Marks

How it works

contact selborne guitars

You make an enquiry

We agree a course of action

You bring in your guitar

​Relax! We carry out the work requested

You pick up your guitar


Selborne Guitars is a guitar maintenance and repair service helping guitar players of all experience levels to maintain and improve their instruments.

We know that approaching a guitar tech service can be an intimidating experience, and that services can be expensive, which can put people off accessing guitar maintenance services. Ultimately, this does their instruments a disservice.

​By offering free, friendly advice and competitively priced services, renovating unwanted or damaged instruments for charity, and promoting the local acts that we work with, Selborne Guitars is committed to enhancing knowledge about guitars, improving accessibility to guitar tech services and supporting local communities.