KIM WEBBER GUITARS
kim webber guitars
MOT, REPAIRS, SETUPS & CUSTOM GUITARS
KWG PROVIDE MANY SERVICES. FROM CUSTOM BUILT GUITARS
" CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS
MY TOP PRIORITY "
" Kim Webber is A rarity
these dayS... someone who is interested in the fine detail "
"Luthiery is my life long passion"
I was born in the 1950's and brought up in a small village called Nether Stowey on the edge of the Quantock Hill's in Somerset. I enjoyed the innovation and excitement of the 60's music scene, and like many others I wanted to be a Beatle and took guitar lessons from the age of nine. This was the start
of my love affair with guitars and I didn't realise
the impact this decision would have on the rest
of my life.
In the early 70's I served an apprenticeship and
made a living for many years as a carpenter and joiner in Bridgwater Somerset. This gave me many
of the skills that are required in luthiery, also it was very helpful having a father who was a carpenter.
Having experience working with wood and knowing not only how to use the tools but how to sharpen them was a huge advantage when I started making
and repairing guitars because I could concentrate
I attended evening classes at SCAT in Taunton Somerset, in both electric and acoustic guitar design and construction, Norman Reed's School of Guitar Making in Devon and worked with Rob Button from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset, however on the whole I am self taught.
"Luthiery is my life long passion"
I guarantee that I will make your guitar sound better and easier to play!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN
YOU VISIT KWG?
It doesn't matter whether you live locally in Somerset or come further afield from Bristol, Exeter or Bath,
if you want a custom built guitar, a repair/upgrade
or an M.O.T/setup, the first step is to give me a ring and make an appointment.
On arrival I will inspect the instrument, advise
you how I can improve your instrument and why,
also how much it will cost. If you feel you want
to go ahead I will also examine your playing style
and discuss makes and gauges of strings. This is
also very important information if a guitar is going
to be setup or custom built to the highest standards. However if you choose not to have the work done
it will have cost you nothing except an hour of
On completion of the work I will also spend another hour with you going over all the work and making sure that you are pleased.
CUSTOM BUILT GUITARS
REPAIRS & UPGRADES
This is an instrument to treasure for a lifetime. It will
be one which you have played a part in designing
and building, whether it is an electric, acoustic, archtop
or bass. You will have an instrument which is tailored
to your body, playing style and made from the finest tonewoods to create the sound you are looking for
and it will be effortless to play. Every guitar is one
of a kind built especially for you. Sounding better
and easier to play than you thought possible!
This is a term I use to describe what I do for a guitarist and his instrument instead of calling it a setup.
The reason I choose to do this is because the term setup is commonly abused within the music industry and can mean anything from putting a new set of strings on a guitar to a whole host of repair and maintenance work.
My M.O.T includes - checking the tuners and adjusting them, re-cutting the nut, adjusting the truss rod, cleaning and oiling the fretboard, polishing the frets, setting saddle height and intonation, setting pick-up height and cleaning/polishing the guitar.
Bringing an instrument back to life is very rewarding.
If your guitar is damaged make an appointment to see me as I can repair most things.
I guarantee that I will make your guitar sound better
and easier to play!
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Hear from KWG's friend's
Kim Webber is a rarity these days... someone who is interested in the fine detail, who listens to what the (in my case demanding and downright fussy) customer wants! On top of that he had the confidence and knowledge to customise
my very precious (to me) telecaster.
Kirby Gregory / Former Professional Musician
Just had my Martin MOT'd by Kim Webber Guitars. Kim did an amazing skilful job ensuring it sounds and plays even
better, and it does! It's like having a new guitar again. I can't believe the work Kim does can make so much difference.
Top skills, top man.
A Froggy Bottom, as folk guitarists know, is not a disease but a hand-built guitar from a small outfit in Vermont.
I thought mine was good until I took it to Kim for a pick-up installation. He rightly insisted on a full fingerboard
and bridge rework, a refret and a complete set-up. The instrument sounds fantastic, with more precision, extra
sustain and bite, and sublime playability.
After picking up my guitar from Kim, it was like revisiting an old friend, who just had the full health restoration treatment. My guitar is now rejuvenated and sounding better than ever.
My custom KWG guitar and bass guitar were made just the way I wanted to suit my needs.
Daniel Webber / Professional Musician and Guitar Teacher
Kim listened to me talking about my music, listened to me playing and listened to what I needed. He told me that he
could make a £100 guitar sound like a million dollars. He's not wrong. Just imagine how my vintage Telecaster sounds
now. Sweet, sweet heaven. Oh, and then he played me the best Jerry Donahue riffs I ever heard! On my damn guitar! Thanks mate, so, if I ever get to play "The Opry", (ha!) me and Hank will do just fine. Thanks for asking.
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GET IN TOUCH
Contact with Kim Webber Guitars is on an appointment only basis.
Ring now for your appointment. Available 7 days a week.
DON'T FRET, PICK THE BEST
QUESTION? CALL US
Workshop: 01278 427 461
Mobile: 07714 732 255
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND US
8 Phillips Close, Bridgwater,
Somerset, TA6 7AR
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