I’m Jamie and I’ve been custom-building guitars, modelled upon the great Fender classics, since the early 1990s. I have been repairing and building guitars for 20 years. During this time I have worked on guitars for the likes of: Slade, Albert Lee, Smokie, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Raymond Froggatt, The Charlatans, Tyla of Dogs D’amour, Scott Matthews, The Futureheads…
and more recently Robert Fripp.
Late in 2009 I completed an order for over 15 Bespoke Custom built Telecaster, Stratocaster guitars and basses for Rock Legends Status Quo! To date, I have produced over 30 guitars for them and my working relationship with the band grows ever stronger!
“I bought some more (guitars) from Jamie Davey who, as far as I’m concerned, is a guitar god. He makes custom-built guitars modelled on the glorious Telecaster, although he actually made me a Stratocaster as well. Every guitar he makes for you is better than the last one and sounds completely different. It’s fantastic!”
Andy Bown, Status Quo
Welcome to my Custom Series. Here you will discover what makes J.Davey Custom Guitars unlike any other Custom Build and why I’m proud to put my name on each and every headstock. Click more below to see for yourself
What J Davey Guitars Can Do For You
You don’t have to be a touring rock legend to get your dream guitar built by an experienced and knowledgeable craftsman, such as myself. Beginners, semi-pros, session musicians all come to my workshop with visions of their dream guitar or bass and I make it a reality. It gives me a great sense of pride to see my name on the headstock of the latest custom built guitar. I specialise in guitars modelled on the great Fender classics; Telecasters and Stratocasters are a joy to make. I can go as bespoke as you want – you’ve got the idea, I’ve got the skill and tools to make it. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements with me.
General Guitar Repairs and Maintenance
Buzzing Open Strings?
This could be the result of a bowed neck or the nut being cut too low.
Full Refret or Partial One?
Don’t go to the extra expense of a full refret for your guitar when there’s only a couple of frets causing issues. I will only do the work your guitar requires.
Don’t panic! Most breaks in headstocks can be repaired and evidence of the catastrophe will be barely visible.
A Personal Guarantee
I offer a highly professional service backed by my own personal guarantee. My fully equipped workshop allows me to undertake all kinds of guitar/bass repairs and modifications including:
Setup – Bracing – Rewiring
Cracks and Structural Repairs
Precision Fret Work and Refretting
Headstock Repair and Replacement
Bridge, Nut and Saddle Repair and Replacement
Pick-up and Electrical Customising and Repair
Vintage Restoration – Custom Inlay Work
The above is not an exhaustive list so please feel free to contact me as I may be able to help.