Free Evaluations

Free Instrument Evaluations

Make sure your instrument is playing its best

On the spot inspections are always free!

Fretted musical instruments are beautiful and surprisingly complex pieces of equipment.  A seemingly subtle issue or adjustment can make a world of difference in terms of playability.  Especially for newly acquired instruments, we always recommend having them professionally evaluated to be sure that they are healthy and capable of providing years of enjoyment.  For this reason, Guitar Repair Long Island is happy to offer free, on the spot, evaluations for instruments both new and old. No pressure, just our honest, expert, opinion.

Upon arriving for your appointment, we will thoroughly evaluate your instrument’s health and work with you to determine the course of action that best fits your needs and budget.  This consultation and bench test is completely free and there is no obligation.

Should we find the instrument to be in need of service, we may be able to accommodate quick adjustments or repairs (10 minutes or less) on the spot.  Any repairs made may be subject to our minimum bench fee.  

If more extensive troubleshooting is required, and you elect to leave the instrument for service, you will be provided a claim ticket with an estimated cost and completion date for all work to be performed. All quotes are based off of our extensive repair price list, so you know that you are being treated fairly. Should anything additional come up during the course of the repair, we will contact you for authorization before performing the additional work.

All Evaluations Include:

  • Evaluate instrument for overall structural integrity: check finish, glue joints, and neck angle
  • Check neck for straightness and determine if truss rod is working correctly
  • Make sure frets are level, properly seated and not excessively worn
  • Visually inspect nut and saddle for any imperfections
  • Assess that all electronic components are working correctly (if applicable)
  • Measure action and intonation
  • Play test to asses overall feel

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