Bob Barry – Birmingham based Guitar repairs and customising

If you are looking for the best guitar repairs and customisation in Birmingham there is only one choice in my opinion.

Find your way to Bob Barry tel: (uk+44) 0121 772 4873

Bob Barry, 70 Fosbroke Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 9JX

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  1. Ian

    Bob made me a thinline telecaster a couple of years ago – just the most beautiful musical instrument you ever saw. This man is a genius – and a nice bloke too.

  2. Jeff Collins

    After years of searching for the big brother 12 string to my 1987 six string Washburn acoustic. I finally found one in the States on ebay. When it arrived it had been smashed in transit, so you can imagine just how gutted I was. After searching the net for someone to hopefully repair it, I came across a bloke called Bob Barry he sounded o.k so I rang him. I explained the damage to the guitar and he said he did’nt see it being a problem to fix. I took the guitar to him and after his inspection he confirmed he could fix it. I asked to what level of “good as new” could I expect. So he showed me some of his repairs he was carrying out, let’s just say I knew I had found the man. As soon as he said it was ready to collect I went the next day. The guitar was like new, the cracked paint, the badly dented body, the lifted top and the cracked varnish all gone, you would not know it has been damaged. Bob is a Gentleman and a true craftsman..a genius. He repairs, builds, sets up and customises guitars…If you need a job doing THIS IS THE MAN !!! . You won’t find a nicer bloke…… Thanks Bob.

  3. Jess Penn

    Bob did a brilliant job of refurbishing my guitar recently. He is a seriously nice guy and does great things when it comes to repairing guitars! Plus the guitars he makes himself look nothing but superb.

    I would recommend him to anyone!

  4. chris tranter

    I have a romantic idea about what English cratsmen can do and I have to say that Bob lived up to my expectations. I presented him with a fairly difficult propositon – a twice broken acoustic guitar neck on a much loved guitar with a horribly botched repair into the bargain. The results were fantastic – an excellent job with exqcuisite attention to detail. A lovely welcoming environment also. Highly recommended.

  5. Michael Molloy

    Bob is the only guy to take your guitar to he turned my unplayable gretsch into a dream to play . Friendly ,extremely knowledgable ,great craftsman.

  6. kevin collins

    bought an ovation glen campbell balladeer ( 1967-68 model) from ebay – right hand model. Asked bob to change it to left hand, sort out the neck, frets etc.Bob did a brilliant job at a very reasonable price, the guitar is so comfortable to play. I have never dealt with bob before but i was so pleased with his craftmanship i would certainly recommend him to anyone wanting repairs or a custom made guitar, many thanks bob.

  7. Franco Cesarelli

    Bob did a neat job installing a passive under saddle acoustic pick up in my steel string acoustic guitar. I am very pleased with the result. He also reset the nut making the guitar more playable. Great stuff!

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