Located in the blue mountains, O'neil Guitar Repairs is operated by Aaron O'neil.
Aaron began his career as an apprentice at Sydney Guitar Setups in Annandale. Working here under the guidance of repairer and business owner Anthony Cameron, Aaron developed the skills and experience to take on any repair task with confidence. In this workshop Aaron also had the opportunity to work with Piers Crocker whose craftsmanship is well renowned in the repair industry. These influences combined to give Aaron a solid foundation in both the old and new schools of guitar repair practice and philosophy. The following years would see Aaron go on to develop his own unique techniques and individual setup style.
As well as repairing instruments, Aaron is a professional musician with extensive experience in both live and studio performance. This means that he truly understands the demands we place on our instruments. Not only do we rely on our instrument to function correctly, it must also be comfortable to play. A correctly set up instrument should feel like an extension of the body, allowing the musician to play through it with ease and concentrate on the music at hand. This is what Aaron strives to achieve with every instrument that enters his workshop.
In 2009 Aaron branched out and after a stint as a touring guitar tech he set up a home based guitar repair business. In 2014 with the success of this home business O'Neil Guitar Repairs was born and in 2015 relocated to Bellingen on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
In 2019 O’Neil Guitar Repairs relocated to Lawson in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. With a new workshop and a climate more conducive to guitar health (Bellingen is very very humid!), Aaron is looking forward to servicing a new community and in the near future will expand the business to include completely hand made electric guitars under the name of O’Neil Guitars. Get ready folks, they’re going to be awesome!