For more than 20 years, guitar luthier Frank Bolaers (located in Lille’s city center–Lille Centre), welcomes you into his workshop to respond to your most original projects, to consult, create, restore, or repair any type of guitar.
Specialising in the fabrication of electric guitars and basses, using only the highest quality woods, from the most classic to the most unique of Central America, he will be able to create exactly what you want.
From the simplest form with a bolt-on neck to a Custom with a set neck, or even something akin to a Kaoss Guitar, you will be able to customize the intstrument by integrating any kind of hardware, microphones, and electronics (boost, fuzz, preamp, Kaoss pad…)
The proposed finishes range from a nitrocellulose or polyurethane lacquer (shiny, satin or matte) to various colors, sunburst, vintage colors, relic (medium or heavy), goldtop, metallic colors, chrome, neon, mirror pickguard…
Repairs, maintenance, setup of electric and acoustic guitars and basses :
- Precise setup adapted to your style and tuning preferences.
- Different fret job (leveling,crowning,dressing),restoration of the radius, customized fret sizing.
- Any kind of repair or bonding: broken headstock, broken heel, or the bridge, repairing cracks on the top and scratches in the lacquer.
Cabling and positioning of pickups, for acoustic and electric guitars.
Adding effects (boost, fuzz, Overdrive, Kaoss pad…)
Sculpting the neck, scaloping the fretboard.
Saddle, bridge, and custom nut in bone, graphite, white TUSQ.
Poly or nitro lacquer, color, sunburst, relic finishing.