Workshop Update – June 2022

At the moment I don’t have a workshop in Leeds, but I am still doing Set Ups and basic repairs at home in Burley in Wharfedale LS29.

If you have a guitar that needs some work please contact me by e-mail (info@singlecoil.co.uk) or on my workshop phone (07544 099367) for more details.

And if anyone knows of a suitable space I could rent within about 1 mile of Leeds city centre (approx 200sqft, secure, some natural light) please contact me by phone or e-mail.

Gordon White

Single Coil Guitar Repairs.


MON 16th AUGUST 2021 I’m sorry to say that due to issues with the landlord @singlecoiluk workshop and Blueberry Hill Studios have been forced to shut down immediately. Please keep an eye out here for announcements about my new workshop location (any suggestions welcome).


MONDAY JUNE 8th 2020;

I am pleased to announce that my workshop will be re-opening from 8/6/20.
Initially, it is unlikely that I will be able to open 5 days a week as before and my opening hours may be limited, but hopefully I should return to normal hours in the near future.
In order to keep face to face contact to a minimum it is advisable to contact me on my workshop number, (07544099367) before collecting or dropping off a guitar.
I will be encouraging customers to pay by bank transfer and we can discuss any work over the phone, by e-mail or by text message.
Please bear with me regarding turnaround time as I have quite a backlog of pre-lockdown work still to get through before I can start on other repairs.
Thank you in anticipation.
Gordon White
Single Coil Guitar Repairs.

MON. 16th MARCH 2020;

In order to keep my business running over the next few months it is necessary for me to continue working at Blueberry Hill Studios, as it is not possible to work from home.

I understand that people may be wary of bringing their guitars in for repair and would like to keep contact to a minimum. If you wish to speak to me about a particular repair, or have a query then please contact me beforehand either by e-mail (info@singlecoil.co.uk) or by phone; 07544 099367. I can get all the information I need regarding your repair/set up by speaking to you on the phone and can always call or e-mail you if I hit a problem or if I have any further questions.

Once your guitar is ready to collect I will call you to run through any problems or to explain how the guitar has been set up. Payment can then be made by bank transfer and the guitar can be collected.

Thank you in anticipation and hopefully things can return to normal soon.

Gordon White

Single Coil Guitar Repairs.

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Tuner Tales. Stories from the ring road of rock’n’roll.

In 2004 I was asked to guitar tech for The Cure. The only Cure record I had in my collection was “Boys don’t cry”, which may or may not have been their first single. You could say I wasn’t exactly a die-hard fan. It wasn’t until the first rehearsal, as they ran through their set, that it dawned on me just how many of their songs I knew and not only that, even I, a cynical and weary old road-dog, had to admit that they were really rather good and a much bigger and more influential band than I had realised.

Rehearsals were in a rickety old farm building which I later found out was something of a rock’n’roll legend in it’s own right having hosted the likes of the Sex Pistols. I had hired a cheap car (Ka) which rattled and shook worryingly at anything above 45mph. Me and Marc Carolan, the Front of House engineer, dubbed it “The Rollerskate” as we careered down the road at speeds approaching 55mph, but feeling like 105mph. We did a lot of unmanly screaming in that car.

As I neared the studio for the first time feeling a little bit nervous having never met the band or other members of the crew before, what can only be described as an unholy downpour of Biblical proportions began. The Rollerskate’s windscreen wipers scraped frantically but uselessly at the screen, the sound of torrential rain on the roof was like a full scale artillery assault and I wondered if I would even get there in one piece.

When I finally arrived at the studio I was immediately handed a very large sweeping brush to help sweep out the 2 inches of water which was streaming through the rehearsal room. I don’t remember if Robert Smith himself was busy sweeping water out into the yard, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that as a man of the people, he was. After 30 mins or so the rain eased off and we had managed to get all the water out of the building. Due to all the excitement, there hadn’t been time for any proper, or even improper, introductions. Having lost quite a bit of time we had to knuckle down and get on with rehearsals.

Later on, after eating lunch, we stood about outside in the watery sunshine still confused by the bizarre weather conditions. A delivery van turned up and the driver dropped off a large cardboard box. Simon, the bass player, started to unwrap it as the rest of the band gathered round. Eventually he pulled out a brand new bike. I stood by watching and, bearing in mind that we still hadn’t been introduced properly, decided this was the ideal opportunity for a bit of band/crew bonding. I casually sidled up to the group, nodded towards the bike and said, “Where did that come from?”
The band looked at each other, barely able to stop their eyes rolling out of the top of their heads.
“Halfords” said Robert Smith.


I am delighted and relieved to say that Tom, and the lovely people at Blueberry Hill Studios, have offered me space to set up a temporary workshop whilst I get my business back on its feet.
I aim be at the studios Mon-Fri, between 10am -5pm.

You can still contact me through my website via e-mail at; info@singlecoil.co.uk or ring me on my new number; 07544 099367.

I am eager to get back to doing what I enjoy doing the most and look forward to welcoming customers old and new to my workshop. To celebrate this, I am offering a discount of 20% on all repairs booked in during my first week at Blueberry Hill Studios.


Blueberry Hill Studios is located just off Kirkstall Road at;
Unit 11,
Kirkstall Industrial Park,

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Check their website for directions; www.blueberryhillstudios.co.uk

Gordon White, Single Coil Guitar Repairs.


Gordon White        Tel: 07544 099367   Email: info@singlecoil.co.uk

Here, at Single Coil Guitar Repairs I believe that virtually any guitar can be improved with a Set Up, a Fret-dress, Pick Up upgrade or, very occasionally, 1/8th of a turn on a truss-rod.

Your guitar can be made to play, sound, feel and look better with just a little work and time spent on it. Even a brand new guitar can benefit from a quick Set Up in order to realise it’s full potential. Beginners often give up trying to learn the guitar after struggling with an instrument with a high (or sometimes too low!) action, dirty, dead strings and inaccurate intonation. My aim is to bring out the best in every instrument I work on, regardless of the condition or purchasing cost.

When you bring your guitar to Single Coil Guitar Repairs I will draw on my 30 years experience to quickly assess the instrument, pinpoint any problems, discuss the repair options available to you and outline the likely costs. It is not in my interest to persuade customers to have unnecessary work carried out and I will contact you before going ahead with any extra work incurring further costs.

At Single Coil Guitar Repairs all guitars are equal and therefore treated with the same amount of respect, care and attention to detail regardless of whether you are a complete novice or a professional musician.


Blueberry Hill Studios is located just off Kirkstall Road at;
Unit 11,
Kirkstall Industrial Park,

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