guitartec is about 15 years old and started when I fitted a new sound board to my wife's guitar
Since then I have repaired many guitars and made 2 acoustic guitars made from recycled floor boards
I have continued with the recycling theme by making Telecasters out of recycled snooker tables.
About 10 years ago I started making my own pickups, with a new design and take on a Humbucker pickup I also make stacked P90 pickup and Fenders pickups. I have been lucky as Mark Knopfler trilled my pickups for 9 months and David Gilmour recommends me to his friends in Scotland.
it has been a great journey making lots of new friends along the way.
I have used many guitars for demonstration work that are now surplus to requirements and also some of the guitars that I have made.
All guitars for sale are in the Guitar Shop and Cigar Box Guitars are the CBG Shop, I take pay pal and can be delivered if arranged, but I have always preferred try before you buy.
This is Alex Nisbet playing a double neck cigar box guitar
Mark Knopfler reply
Firstly an apology that it has taken me so long to try the pickups you kindly sent, I put the scratch plate onto one of our Stratocasters and tried them through two or three different amplifiers, we thought that they were very good tonally but did not offer enough of a difference for us to replace what we currently have.
Again thanks you for sending them
I take this as a complement, for Mark Knopfler to have played with these pickups and say my pickups are very good tonally, and don't offer enough of a difference to what he is using, I think this is great.
I have left the pickups at the same height he had them set at., see photo on the right
To the right
This is Larry one of my customers picking up his brand new Telcaster fitted with my pickups, and below, his comments. Larry was also king enough to do some recording with some of my other picks which you can see and hear on you tube.
Big thanks to Bill Robertson Guitartec for this modified tele with hand wired P90's. A most spendid gentlemen with the biggest sounding pickups I've ever heard - executed quite beautifully in this guitar. If interested in braw guitar tones or perhaps even a cigar box guitar, I implore you to check out Bill's handiwork