A graduate from Nanyang Technological University reading Physics & Applied Physics, Jacob Lai (CY) always had a flair for tinkering since young. It was not until he began studying the circuits and signal processing of effect pedals that set him off on a ravenous journey to become the finest guitar tech he aspired to be.
To date, Jacob Lai has accumulated more than (80) (110) (140) 250 (updated 12 May 2020) positive reviews on Carousell and has serviced over hundreds of guitars, of which many were relic pieces such as a Gibson ES-335 Memphis (worth $4k SGD), ESP Eclipse Sugizo Signature S-1 (worth $8k SGD) and Gibson Les Paul 1950s Black Beauty Reissue (worth $4k SGD) just to name a few.
Jacob regularly posts reviews of his recent jobs on Instagram. Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/techworks.sg
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What sets Jacob's setup and repair apart is the complete transparency in his craft. Detailed rundowns of what modifications and how they were executed are always explained clearly with no ambiguity. Moreover,after setting up your instrument, he spends ~1 day playing it in order to discover areas to optimize playability. This dedication yields astonishing results as reflected in the reviews from clients.
All electronics stock are ordered directly from boutique guitar electronics supplier Emerson Custom! We still have leftover stock from our previous supplier StewMac from USA, which clients can opt to use too!
Feel free to use the contact form to ask any questions you may have about your instrument or wiring or any tone related issues! You are more than welcome to arrange a consultation with Jacob at his home-workshop.
"We all learn something in the process of sharing" -- Jacob Lai