Designer, builder and distributor of Foster Customs — Guitars with an edge! All parts are only the latest and leading technologies and are imported from America.

The Fret Shop was first established in 2001, after Andries returned from America where he lived and worked while studying to become an Internationally qualified Luthier. Before going to America, Andries studied towards a diploma in Woodwork, and worked as a Woodwork Teacher where he fine tuned his knowledge and craft.

Andries and his repair shop is well known in the music industry due to his extensive knowledge of all stringed instruments, as well as his sterling service and faster-than-anyone-else turn around times. He takes pride in a job well done and charges reasonable prices.

Since he’s been involved in repair work for the last 22 years, he has become a household name to many well known South African Artists, including Laurika Rauch, Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld, Bok van Blerk, Juanita Du Plessis and Theuns Jordaan to mention a few. Since arriving in New Zealand he consulted with and assisted several local artists, and started a new locally made guitar brand.

He recently started his own line of guitars, which he hand-builds on order.

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