Thank you for making buying parts for old guitars such a pain free experience. I ordered late on Sunday night and the parts arrived on Tuesday (even the delivery chap was friendly). all the parts have been fitted this morning, in a word - "Excellent" the ABM tailpiece on my LP Jnr is unbelievable, it was easy to intonate (my son has perfect pitch so i have to have things spot on otherwise he acts offended). It really got me thinking about getting some other ABM stuff further down the road.

Thanks again Ade

Ade Lliffe

Thank you very much for your service and great selection.

I’m refurbishing my Les Paul and all the stuff I have bought from you has been top quality, well priced and really professionally handled.

You are now my first stop when looking for guitar bits - from knobs to electrical parts. YOU ARE SO GOOD

Thanks, Jamie

Jamie, London

Dear Charles Guitars.

I recently made an order with you for some aged Stratocaster hardware (Kluson tuners/Callaham bridge/relic Strat kit/pre-wired pick guard ) Just wanted to say a big thanks for a fantastic service. Parts arrived safe and sound.

The build was a retirement present for myself and have just spent a couple of weeks at home in UK completing the build and setting the guitar up. It sounds absolutely fantastic. The Fralin pick ups are seriously impressive. I also found the personal "built for" message on the rear side of the pick guard a really nice touch. Will definitely spread the word and will be using your services again in the future.

Many, many thanks. .

Trevor, Delft Netherlands

Hi Jeremy

Just wanted to send a thanks for getting the Lindy fralin broadcaster pickups to me so quickly. I've installed them in the telecaster already with the new pots, cap and jack. Did it last night.

The pickups are fantastic. Exactly what I was after from the telecaster. It's like a different guitar!! I will still get one of the Callaham bridges, but that won't be until next payday at the end of January.

I'm glad I got these pups instead of the bare knuckle flat 50's as I was worried they would be too hot. The fralins are just right.

Mark, Northamptonshire

Hi Jeremy

I tried about 7 different sets of Strat pickups from various brands before I tried Amalfitano's. Nothing ever seemed quite right so I was always looking for that special something that was missing. Ever since I loaded in the Hot '62's I've not wanted to take them out, it's that simple! They are the most organic pickups I've ever tried - clear and articulate, punchy and raunchy when overdriven. Also because of the softer magnetic field of the pole pieces they allow the strings to vibrate very naturally meaning the whole thing now sustains for ever! The only way these are coming back out of the guitar is if I manage to get my hands on one of his other sets!!"

Aynsley Lister (yes that Aynsley Lister www.aynsleylister.co.uk) on Amalfitano Hot 62's

Hi Jeremy

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help and advice and for accommodating my requests re cap and wiring. Finally got around to fitting the switch this week, along with a set of '51 Nocaster p'ups. It's now a top class guitar

Keep doing a fantastic job.

Glen, East Cowes

Hi Jeremy

Just had my Tokai Stratocaster upgraded with your pre wired premium vintage kit,Callaham pickup base plate and callaham pick guard shield.. The improvements are incredible! It sounds so much better (it sounded pretty good before) Its so much more of everything a strat sound is known for,twangy,quacky with bite attack,shimmer and bell ring tones.Of course I changed the pickups too! Kent Armstrong tweed tone but the whole package coming together has made a good guitar a great guitar.I have no hesitation in using you again with other upgrades to my collection or recommending you to other people.Your prompt delivery was also a bonus.Thank you.

Steve, Mottingham

Hi Jeremy.

Many thanks for this. That makes everything clear. Sorry for the delay in replying, for reasons known only to my phone company your message arrived only today. You've been a massive help and there are many big companies who could learn from your customer support. I really appreciate all the effort you've gone to.

Glen, (Charles Guitars 4 Way Jupiter Teele Pre-Wired Kit)

Cheers Jeremy,

I have to say the replacement trem is brilliant! (Callaham Vintage Strat Bridge Kit) Noticeably heavier than the fender Japan vintage trem it replaced and it sounds noticeably brighter. Will need to seriously think about upgrading the block on my 1988 US std delexe.

Martin, Duxford

Hi Jeremy

I've now "released the tone" of my guitar with the Callaham Vintage Block you sent me. Can't believe the difference between that and the dead sounding zinc one that was fitted as standard, and importantly, my trem arm now no longer wobbles! Absolutely brilliant! Cheers!

Terry, St Helens


Very much appreciated for your very speedy delivery,
I ordered the item yesterday almost at end of hours and received it before mid day today when I'm nearly the opposite end of the country . Excellent service, excellent price and well packaged,
Thank you

Mark, Aberdeen

Hi Jeremy,

I received the RS Superpot yesterday and soldered it in my 74 Stratocaster. My impression so far is that it takes away the need for a treble bleed which is a very nice feature. The volume pot also looks and feels very solid. It is quiet with an even taper. I am very satisfied with the item so far.

I also appreciate your very fine description on how to solder with first class results. I am sure this will be a great help for customers that unlike myself do not have adequate experience with soldering. I think this information speaks for your taking good care of your customers.

Espen, Akershus, Norway, 280K RS Guitarworks Superpot.

Hi Jeremy

I'm very happy with them, thanks for the info, that has answered the question I will definitely buy again sometime, your advice and product is second to none.

Thanks again

Alan, Castlebar, Pre-Wired Vintage Electronics Kit with LuxeBumble Bees.

Hey Jeremy

Just installed the wiring in my Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded and it sounds absolutely incredible. Very woody and vintage sounding. So much more clarity even with a lot of gain. Thanks for the great service and product! I'm very happy.

Lee, Dorset: RS Guitarworks Pre-Wired Vintage Electronics Upgrade Kit with Luxe Bumble Bees

Hi Jeremy

Wow, its true what they say the service you provide your customers is truly top class.

Thanks for your response and for the very clear answer and the photos. I'm just going to pop in the new harness and go. Thank you very much

Paul, Cheltenham


My Fender Jazz went all quiet during the first set and I had to turn the amp up full to struggle to the end. Investigations led me to suspect the tone capacitor as it read dead short, thus grounding the signal. I cut it out and volume was restored, albeit with no tone control. The components used by guitar manufacturers nowadays defy belief, even respected makes like Fender, they are just rubbish, so I searched the web and found Charles Guitars who have a good range of spares, including the 'orange drop' caps which are well respected. I ordered a couple and they were here within 48hrs. I also asked a tech question about another guitar I have and Charles Guitars were as helpful as they could be.

Having found and used a reliable company, I will be a return customer when I need anything else.

Nick, Cumbria


Just wanted to say that my order came to day thanks and I will be ordering more stuff soon thanks all the best.

Steve, Huntingdon

Hi Charles, nice web site there! Good to see another fan of the RS Guitarworks parts and components. I have ordered direct from RS in the past but now I know that you are here then I shall check your web site first. Best regards,

Hi Darren, if we don't have the exact item just ask and we will get it in with our next shipment-Jeremy Charles.


Hi All

Thanks to Charles Guitars for the very quick, next day delivery of my guitar parts.
I found the quality of the parts to be as advertised and good value. The high quality of the parts has made a great upgrade to my guitar, I have more control with the volume and tone potentiometers (pots) and has cleaned up the sound of my guitar.

Once again thankyou Charlesguitars for an excelent service.

Edith, Bangor


I appreciated your kindness, and professionality, very good person and seller,and I will bought other items from you, thanks again ciao .

Nicola, Rome

Hi Jeremy

The website has a really good selection of quality components for repairing, upgrading or building electric guitars, all competitively priced with very reasonable shipping charges. Quick delivery of my order too! The weight-based, banded shipping charges are a nice touch and mean one doesn't end up paying over the odds for delivery on small packages. A good service all round - long may it continue.

James, Newcastle

All at CG

Just used Charles Guitars for the first time. On line service good and order received within a few days. I will definately use them again.

Nick, Roxbughshire