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Customized your Guitar

High performance guitar and bass hardware designed by the UK’s leading guitar guru

  – Trev Wilkinson.

Wilkinson brings many years of expertise and engineering knowledge to a new range of guitar and bass hardware.
 
These new designs may be LOW in price but they are BIG on features and function.
 
Wilkinson guitar and bass hardware was established 20 years ago in California and its simple, functional, user friendly designs have become "standards of the industry". 

They are demanded by professional players and discerning guitar companies around the world.
 
This new range pays homage to the more ‘traditional’ styles of the past but, by utilising many of the features of the unique Wilkinson designs, we feel that they are unsurpassed in tone, style and function. Extra special attention has been paid to all key areas of the manufacturing process.
 
Whether you are building a ‘vintage style’ instrument or a new ‘cutting edge design’ guitar or bass. Wilkinson parts are fitted as standard on Electric & Bass guitars.

 

Please make sure to choose the required options with the RED asterisks.

We also offer OPTIONAL UPGRADES but they are NOT REQUIRED.

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We put your new instrument through the demanding
10-point inspection below:

Fit & Finish.  We visually check your instrument for any scratches, dings, finish flaws or other aesthetic imperfections.  We also pay attention to the neck, bridge, tuners and any other part of the guitar that could be a loose or incorrect fit.

Action.  We ship our guitars with a target action of 3/32" at the Bass E, 12th fret.  Everyone is different. There is no such thing as one perfect setup... it depends on what you want the guitar to feel like. 

Buzzes.   Nothing drives me nuts more than a buzz.  If there's a loose tuner bushing, rattling truss rod or any other similar symptom, we'll find it & fix it.

Neck & Frets.  We inspect the neck angle so that your guitar has the appropriate amount of saddle height and a good break angle.  If there are any loose or high frets, we will address this problem too.

Relief.  Along with the action, neck relief can really make a difference in a guitar's playability.  Too little and you can get fret buzz & poor volume.  Too much, and your guitar can be uncomfortable, especially in the middle of the neck.

Intonation.  Your new guitar should play in tune all the way up the neck.  We inspect and adjust the intonation to ensure that you don't have any tuning problems higher up, with and without a capo.

Electronics.  If your guitar comes with a pickup system (either from the factory or aftermarket) we will test it before it ships.  Poor sound, uneven string balance, and just plain component failure is all checked & corrected so you don't have to fool around with it. If your guitar's system requires a battery inside the guitar, we may remove it prior to shipping.

Strings.  We guarantee your guitar will ship with a fresh set of the factory recommended strings on it. 

Case integrity. Every once in a while we might find a guitar case with a bad latch or other imperfection.  It's our job to correct the bad case.

Test drive!  After we complete the above tasks, it's our duty to play your guitar.  There's just no substitute ... your guitar must be played to ensure that everything is in tip-top shape.                                              

Design Your Guitar

Personalize your Guitar According to your Requirements

 

Our primary goal here at Top Custom Guitars is to create unique instruments that match our players' personalities. The bond we've formed over the past 14 years with each of our clients has not only fueled the growth and maturity of our instruments, it's fueled our creative growth as a company. YOUR passion drives OUR passion, and because of the individual relationships we build with our clients. Enjoy our galleries and forums, and if you have any questions, ideas, or dreams to share, we’d love to hear them.

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