Our Repair Department has always been a distinguishing feature of Haworth Guitars.

Started over 30 years ago in the Kiama Downs workshop by Phil Haworth who is still actively involved in many of the more involved repairs and the ongoing training of our current repair staff including Matt Raftery, Xavier Lardner and Ryan Beveridge.

Prior to commencing any repair work, our repair staff are always happy to discuss with the customer all aspects of the repair to determine the best course of action for the customer and the instrument.

We also recognise the need to keep the customer informed and connected throughout the repair process and make sure to keep our communication open should any unforeseen issues arise as we begin the repair process.




What We Offer:

Haworth Guitars offer all aspects of guitar and instrument repairs and over the years, have built up an extensive skill set in dealing with particularly challenging repair jobs.

With over 60 years combined experience, there is no repair too tough for our team.

Our repair team have two dedicated repair workshops with the largest workshop located inside Haworth’s Shellharbour Music Centre, Albion Park Rail

In this workshop, Phil Haworth, Matt Raftery and Xavier Lardner tackle every repair job under the sun from Basic Services to Complete Re-Frets.

Rockdog Amplifier Repairs:

Glen Bowker from Rock-Dog Amp Repairs operates out of the same facility and is well-known around the country for his incredible amplifier repair skills and extensive knowledge on pedals, electronics, tube amplifiers and more. Glen is a master of repairs to tube and transistor guitar and bass amps. Also, repairs and mods to electric guitars and basses including pickup replacement and wiring repairs. If Glen can’t fix it, no-one can!

The Haworth Experience:

Our repair team also operate a second workshop inside Haworth’s Music Centre Wollongong which offers a similar repair experience as their bigger brother Shellharbour Music Centre but adds Ryan Beveridge to work alongside Xavier Lardner in many of the repairs.

Between the stores, there is no job too big or too small for our highly experienced guitar repair team. There is no challenge our team cannot tackle and there are few repairers in the world who can match our quality and craftsmanship.

Our repair department appreciates the trust you place in us to repair and care for your prized and much-loved instruments. We will treat your instrument with the upmost care and respect while it is in our care.

Common Repairs:

Some of the more common repair jobs undertaken at Haworth Guitars are as follows: 

Basic Servicing - Including adjusting the Action, Truss Rod/Neck, Intonation, Servicing the Electronics, Fretboard Oiling and Conditioning, Fret Polishing and more.

Fret Work – All aspects of Fret-Work including Fret levelling and Dressing of the Frets Re-Frets and Individual Fret replacement as well as Re-Crowning the Frets and Re-Finishing

Re-Glues – All aspects of Reglue Repair Work including Neck Reglues, Bridge Reglues, replacement and reglue. Body repairs. 

Replacement of Nut and Saddle – Replacing nuts and saddles using Plastic, Tusq or Hand-Shaping them from Bone. 

Electric guitar repairs and pickup replacement - We carry a good range of replacement pickups to suit acoustic and electric guitars and can rewire, replace pots and switches, replace jacks, add extra switching and circuitry and more.

The Haworth Guarantee:

Been quoted a better price? We can’t promise that we are the cheapest repair shop around but we can promise that we are worth it. We take our time and care with every instrument that comes across our workbench to ensure only the absolute best quality and workmanship by us. We have some of the best repair practices in the world and stand by our work which comes 100% guaranteed by us.

All work is fully guaranteed, we only use top quality replacement parts. We love our work and pride ourselves on the high standard of workmanship that Phil and the repair team insist on.