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Elevating the Art of Guitar Repair and Design for the last 4 1/2 decades.

Does your guitar always seems to be out of tune ?
Does it seem to be too hard to play ?

Text For Repairs and Setups : ( 519 275 1008 )

Precision work / Fast turn-around / Best price \m/ !

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TechDeck Order / Purchasing
Sales: 519 796 0332
The following accessories are available for all TechDecks:

Mini Neck Assembly $87.50 
Extra V-Block $17. 50 
Bridge Slotting Jig $187. 50 

Neck Surgery Kit $315.00 

For International Customers: 
Shipping the BSJ in the TechDeck carton,
can amount to quite a significant 
savings in shipping costs.

Thanks for a great product and exemplary service!
R.L. Burns Las Vegas Nevada ( May 2015 )

Great video, Michael.  Nice guitar playing as well!  We are loving our TechDeck, it’s paid for itself with the neck surgery jig.  I LOVE that thing. It recently came in handy in re-binding a Gretsch Country Gentleman.  The TechDeck could hold the instrument in virtually any position I needed which made it a lot easier to work, especially in scraping off all that nasty crumbling binding.  It’s also great for holding a guitar for routing.

I expect you to have great success if you are marketing this for the public.  It really is a great tool.

Jeff Rice
Intown Guitar Repair
Atlanta, GA USA

Hi Michael,

Great to hear from you, our tech deck is going great, earning us money and still as good as new (maybe a layer or two of sawdust)
Keep the videos coming - always good to learn!
Many thanks,
Steve ( March 2015 )

The Guitar Repair Workshop Ltd
c/o Professional Music Technology 

Red Rose Retail Park,

Regent Road,



M5 3GR

Hi Michael

Thanks for sending me the video. Very well done. 

I've been using the tech deck almost daily for the past 4 weeks.

I really enjoyed taking your courses last year. I learned a lot and miss those Saturdays.

I'll return for another session in the near future.

Good luck with the TeckDeck and thanks for keeping me in the loop.

Tony Spina 

London Ontario 

Al Maynard's reaction .... 
(After his first week with the TechDeck! )
March 24th 2014

My shop's production has tripled.

This is one Gem of a Tool !

Great addition to repair the museum pieces ,
Fenders, Gibsons and Martins are all happy.


Al Maynard
Pro Guitar Tech 

Windsor, Nova Scotia 

"Anyone who has ever done any kind of work with their hands, especially on guitars, knows how often a third, fourth or fifth hand are required.  The TechDeck IS my extra helping hand(s)!  The way it holds and supports the body and neck in place safely and securely, proves without a doubt, that this is the only way to work on a guitar. " 

Dave Moore
Inisfil  Ontario

Once you spend that first few minutes 
working on the TechDeck, 
you quickly come to realize,
   that any job you can imagine, ... just got 
a whole lot safer, and a whole lot easier ;^ ) 

Elevating the guitar up to "nose level "

for wiring up those cramped pickup cavities.

 Quick access to both sides of the Guitar
simplifies "fishing the wires through",
as you do your guitar electronics.  

Free Shipping for Canada + Continental USA

Over the past 10 years, the TechDeck
has become "the essential tool" for numerous
Professional Guitar Technicians, Guitar Enthusiasts, Collectors, 
Music stores, Music teachers , Schools and
 Guitar builders, from St Johns Nfld,
 Alameda California, Clarkson Australia, Dayton Ohio,
 Farmingdale NY,  Isle of Malta,
Torrington UK, Manchester UK, Copenhagen Denmark,
Boston Mass., Toronto Ontario, Nashville Tenn,
Raliegh NC, Hamilton Ont, Kitchener Ont,
London Ont, Okanagon Valley BC, Grand Rapids Mich,
Ottawa Canada and dozens of other towns and cities
across the North American continent.
 Each month, 100's of repair and maintenance procedures
are being performed on 1000's of instruments by
those who have purchased the
TechDeck Workstation. 

"Where has this thing been all my life !"
"I’ve been getting some setup work, $300-400 a week,
 so things are going well, the TechDeck is great".
( The first 2 weeks of TechDeck ownership June 2012 )
Cliff Goodwin  Boston Mass. USA

"I'm quite certain there are other ways of 
properly holding Guitars while they're being repaired, 
but I'm sure glad I don't have to spend years trying to find out."
( Guitar collector and TechDeck Owner ) 
Greg Force, Woodstock, Ontario

Fret Dress Video :
Guitar Repair and Design

Fret dresses / re-frets / setups / restoration work  / 
 neck resets / pickup installs / finishing + touch-up work
levelling fingerboards / neck shaping / kit guitar assembly

"The Tech Deck is a fantastic extension of our business
 ..... a must have if you repair."
-Les Posan Jr. The Brantford Music Centre

Although the TechDeck was initially engineered
  with music stores, guitar tech's and builders in mind; 
a much broader audience of "guitar enthusiasts"
has been quick to see the benefits of having their own
leather padded, multi-adjustable workstation.

 Guitar players, teachers, collectors and enthusiasts,
are all discovering the satisfaction, delight and
 sense of security that comes from maintaining
their own "personal brigade" of instruments;
tweaking and adjusting them to their own preferred specs !

Robert's reaction after receiving his TechDeck .....
"I'm the resident gearhead / tech here
and I'm very impressed with the unit.
You pretty much thought of everything. Nice job !!"

Robert Cunningham : Product Management

D'Addario / Planet Waves

Farmingdale , New York

The StringTech / TechDeck
Engineering Team has streamlined
 the whole approach to working on stringed musical instruments.

" The TechDeck makes my work repairing instruments so accessible, protective and easier. From the simplest jobs to the intricate work our profession demands. A game-changer!"
Chris Van de Maele  London , Ontario

Canadian Music Trade

Product Profile:
Canadian Musician Magazine

StringTech TechDeck Guitar Workstation
StringTech has begun shipping TechDeck, a guitar workstation designed and engineered to enhance the workflow of guitar repair, construction, or maintenance. Featuring a one-stop, multi-adjustable platform design, the TechDeck quickly adjusts and adapts to accommodate all sizes and shapes of stringed musical instruments.
Utilizing three pivoting platforms that can be oriented with single-hand adjustment, the TechDeck firmly secures the instrument in a variety of positions enabling the operator to orientate the guitar in the most accessible manner. The TechDeck also features a stowable design, allowing for easy storage and touring portability.

The TechDeck is built in Canada
and is designed to withstand the rigours of professional use.
For more information, contact StringTech:,
  Product / History / Endorsements

Over an 18 month period, while bench testing the TechDeck,
 I completed over 1500 repairs and adjustments
 for a national music store chain.
The TechDeck is making life easier for all who
work on guitars or stringed instruments,
as a hobby, or as a profession.

Michael McConville:  Luthier / Teacher / Guitar Technician
Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Music teachers
are now generating a whole new stream of revenue,
by offering these extra repair and setup
 services to their students !

"As a newcomer to guitar repair, I have built my confidence
with the flexibility and the added level of security that the TechDeck provides me". 
Michael Hubley   Dundas, Ontario

These Level 2 students ( below ) 
are not "posing for the camera";
they are completely absorbed in their work,
as the TechDeck safely holds their instruments,
allowing them to concentrate on the immediate
 "task at hand".

All six of these students purchased a TechDeck


The TechDeck comes completely lubed, calibrated and ready to go
the minute you pull it out of the shipping carton.

 This was the day that all 6 of these students picked up their TechDecks.

After using the TechDeck in practical application
for a multitude of repair procedures;
 83% + of the GRAD students over the last 5 years,
have purchased the TechDeck
 ( in many cases, 2 TechDecks ! )

“With a TechDeck, repairing stringed instruments of all kinds is made much simpler. From stand-up Bass to Electric guitars. The reasons are vast, and would require quite a list to cover them all! But once you use one, it speaks for itself.”

Erich Walther    Woodstock Ontario

Many have started their own repair businesses;
others are just having fun
repairing and setting up instruments for themselves or
assembling their "kit-guitars".

Marc Shickluna  London Ontario 

I have used the TechDeck for about six years now. It’s my guitar repair “operating table”. All the work I do on guitars, from set up, fret dress, refretting, or mods, is done on the TechDeck. With this set up, I can easily move around the guitar, approaching it from all angles. The body and neck support platforms are quickly and easily adjusted, to accommodate any guitar size or shape. The guitars are completely supported, without any stress on the body, neck or headstock. There are several straps that can be used to secure the guitar to the TeckDeck. It only takes a few seconds to properly adjust the TechDeck and secure the guitar.

I love the small compartments on the TechDeck for those small screws,springs, frets, or any of the other ( easily lost )  small hardware. There are also two storage compartments in the main frame, that offer room to store your extra straps or whatever you like.

" The TechDeck eliminates any guess work or fiddling about in an attempt to safely secure the instrument in preparation for repair work, thus providing a much shorter turn around time on each setup or repair job".

 Mike Elioff     Oakville Ontario

Murray Jackson 

Guitar Tech / Thematic Crossword Puzzle Designer for Premier Guitar Magazine 

Ottawa, Ontario
"I am very,very happy with the TechDeck.
 It's adaptability and quality are beyond compare!"

Hello Michael,
Long time, no chat. I hope all goes well in beautiful Stratford.
I have been using my TechDeck regularly since I got it from you. I know you've heard this before, but I really don't know how I got along without it. It just makes everything so much easier.

Best regards from Ottawa. ( May 2015 )
( Murray Jackson ....  bought his TechDeck in November 2011 )

"Since purchasing the TechDeck in 2010, it continues to shave dozens of hours off production time for instrument repairs.  The versatility of the adjustable and articulating neck-body support system means set-up time for any style of guitar-type instrument is virtually the same.  In less than a minute I can support and secure it in an optimal position for initial inspection, fretwork, hardware upgrades, binding and bridge repairs, routing, etc.  The robust construction is extremely sturdy, while affording enough portability to carry it along with a tool bag to back-stage call-outs."

Things are going well ~ retired from the army and moving the Luthier business to the next level.  Fortunately enough work that I actually have to turn some away!  Will be teching a tour this summer for Astrid Young so I'm looking forward to that.  Living the dream.

Best wishes and hope to see you soon. ( June 25th 2014 )

 I've just purchased my second TechDeck ( July 2012 )
to keep up to the increased demand for my work !
Ed Sculthorpe  ~ Hamilton, Ontario


"I have been using the TechDeck
( and the previous model of the StringTech workstation )
as my main repair bench professionally
now approaching the 12 year mark.
I have 2 other repair benches,
one from a popular company, however,
 those other benches run a distant second to the TechDeck.
What I like most about my TechDeck is the versatility."
Al Selinger .... Listowel Ontario

Any Job You could Imagine
   Just got a whole lot easier

"The Ultimate Guitar Workstation"

The TechDeck Workstation "shadows" every move you make, adjusting instantly, to accommodate the instrument's shape and size. This allows you to relax and focus on the "job at hand", while the instrument is held in the best position possible for each task. Whether you are a home guitar enthusiast, or a Guitar Pro-shop; the TechDeck's  revolutionary, patented  multi-adjustable design

 simplifies, and speeds up all operations, 

 from basic set-ups, fret work and maintenance, to full fledged building and restoration procedures. Any shape or size can now be supported quickly, firmly and safely on the TechDeck without ever subjecting the instrument to the dangerous crushing force of vices or clamps. 

 We have all watched YouTube videos
of people trying to work on instruments with a towel on the kitchen table 
or a 2x4 with a notch in it etc .... 
as the guitar wobbles and shifts around the bench.

"Anyone who has ever done any kind of work with their hands, especially on guitars, knows how often a third, fourth or fifth hand are required.  The TechDeck IS my extra helping hand(s)!  The way it holds and supports the body and neck in place safely and securely, proves without a doubt, that this is the only way to work on a guitar. "

Dave Moore
Inisfil  Ontario

The escalating value of Vintage instruments
over the last couple of decades has
increased the "liability factor " even further.
When you take in a guitar valued at
$1200 / $4500 / $17,000 / $45,000 !! ++
to perform a $60 / $240 / $400 / $1200 
adjustment, repair, or restoration job,
it can been downright terrifying !! 

Especially when it's someone else's guitar !

Check this link out to see just how paranoid people can get, when it comes to
someone working on their guitars.
The TechDeck adjusts lighting fast and supports the instruments,

both body and neck 
"simultaneously or

allowing you to relax and
 keep the focus  ON YOUR WORK ;
instead of being preoccupied with worrying
 about scraping, crushing, or marring the guitar;
 or having the guitar slip or move, while you are working !

Vintage Buffet

The TechDeck addresses this most fundamental need,
 before any work is performed;
 securing the instruments firmly and safely.

Even handling the big boys ... is a now piece of cake !

You'll switch-over from an Upright Bass
to a Flying "V" to a Uke, in a matter of seconds,
without missing beat ;^ )

Your "Shop Work-Flow", will 
increase exponentially, from the 
minute you start to use this 
Revolutionary Workstation.

Edge Dress

I've been using my TechDeck for 6 years. It still remains at the top of my favourite tools list. It makes everything easier, from basic string changes to fret work and different types of gluing jobs. I am so happy that I have the opportunity to use this wonderful tool and would recommend it to anybody in the business who's looking to "complete" the guitar tool arsenal!

Jeremy VanHalteren ..... Lindsay Ontario

Guitar Repair "Swat Team" ... locked and loaded!

 The TechDeck Workstation has been refined to perfection;
resulting in a new, revolutionary approach to guitar repair,
offering much greater versatility, with it's selection of
specialty attachments, jigs and fixtures,
that increase your earning power
 and augment your workshop capabilities !

Beyond the financial advantage,
 of eliminating the need for an endless array of expensive
 "specialised tools "; the speed, ease of use and versatility
of the TechDeck, enables you to cover the purchase price
 during the first couple of weeks
of repair work ... earning while they're learning !

The TechDeck will help you
make a living wage, while doing this type of work  ;^ )

In communities around the World ...
the TechDeck is helping those 
who are working on guitars, 
to greatly reduce the risk of damage
while handling, and increase their 
workshop output. 

 " There is no system out there that compares with what you have.
Every Guitar Tech or player that is on tour needs one of these
instead of the cheap, flimsy or risky alternatives. "
Robert Schubert...  Alameda California