Repair Pricing

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Guitar Repair Pricing

Instrument Maintenance

Restring Setup*
Guitar / Bass
(electric or acoustic. No extra charge for bigsby trem, extended range, etc.)
$25 $65
12-String Guitar $30 $75
Mandolin $30 $75
Banjo
(replace head $55, railroad spike capo installation $15 each, Shubb stye capo install $40)
$30 $85
Locking Tremolo $35 $85
Nylon String / Ukulele $35 $60

*All setups include restring. Click here to learn more about setups

General Maintenance

Price
Sticker Removal $10 & Up
Clean Extremely Dirty Instrument $20 & Up
Humidify Instrument $15 per week
(Monitor restoration of instrument to proper humidity levels.)

Nuts & Saddles

Nuts

Price
Fill and recut Nut Slot $10
Fit Pre-slotted String Nut
(I.E. Graphtech or Earvana drop-in nut)
$55*
Fabricate String Nut
(Materials Available: Bone, Graphite, Tusq, Etc.)
$95*
Fabricate 12 string or Mandolin Nut $120*
LSR Roller Nut Installation $125*
Buzz Feiten Retrofit $150 + $29 blank

*** Difficult Removal of Old Nut – +$20
* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Acoustic Saddles

Price
Fit Pre-made Saddle
(I.E. Graph-tech)
$40
Fabricate Saddle
(Materials Available: Bone, Micarta, Tusq, Etc.)
$80
* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Electric Saddles

Price
Saddle Install Fender Style $5 each
Saddle Install Gibson Style
(remove tension wire, slot saddle, etc.)
$7.50 each
Saddle Hardware Repaire
(Free, clean, and lubricate rusty screws)
$10 each

Electronics

Electronic Repair

Price
Clean Electronics* $10
Output Jack Replacement* $25
Wiring Repair*
(Re-soldering 1-3 loose wires)
$25
Potentiometer Installation* $35
Switching Potentiometer Installation*
(I.E. Push/Pull Pot for coil splits or series/parallel wiring)
$45
Pickup Selector Switch* $45
Shield Control Cavities $75
Rewire Instrument*
Priced per component, full rewire discounted 20%
Tele = $150
Strat = $175
LP/SG Style = $200
Rout Body for electronics
(I.E. battery boxes, pickup cavities, etc.)
$75 & Up
Troubleshoot Wiring Issues Hourly Rate Applies
*Hollow body instruments, without control cavity access, may be subject to additional fee for any wiring job. (add $25 – $60)

Pickup Repairs

Price
Wax Potting of pickup $20
Replace single coil pickup leads $20
pickup cover install or removal (humbucking pickups) $20
Swap humbucker magnet or reverse polarity $30
Replace humbucker pickup leads
(I.E. convert to 4 conductor or braided cable)
$35
Rewind $60+ per coil
* plus pickup removal/reinstallation fee if required

Electric Guitar Pickups

Price
Single Pickup Installation $50
Multiple Pickup Installation $75
EMG installation
Convert guitar for EMG solderless pickups and control system.

Price includes installation of
(1) pickup,
(1) Volume,
(1) tone, output jack, and battery.

Additional charges for added components.
$100 & Up
Piezo Pickup System Installation
(I.E. Graph Tech Ghost or Fishman Powerbridge)
$150 & Up
Sustainiac Stealth Pro Installation $200 & Up
Rout Body for electronics
(I.E. battery boxes, pickup cavities, etc.)
$75 & Up

* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee
** Hollow body instruments, without control cavity access, may be subject to additional fee for any wiring job. (add $25 – $60)

Acoustic Guitar Pickups

Price
Sound Hole Pickup
(Includes mounting pickup and reaming/installing endpin jack)
$60
Sound Board Pickup
(I.E. K&K Pure Mini, or L.R. Baggs Lyric)
$85
Under Saddle Pickup
(I.E. Fishman Matrix Infinity, or L.R. Baggs Anthem)
$100
Taylor Expression System Replacement or Upgrade
(Full system replacement. Factory authorized service center for ES2 retrofit)
$125
Rout Body for electronics
(I.E. battery boxes, side mounted acoustic preamps, etc.)
$75 & Up

* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Hardware Customization

Strap Buttons

Price
String guide (“string tree”) installation $5
Strap Button Installation $10
Strap Lock Installation
(I.E. Dunlop or Schaller)
$20
Dowel & Repilot
(fix stripped strap button hole)
$30
Screw Extraction
(remove broken screw, dowel and repilot. Finish touch-up additional)
$50

Pickguards & Inlay

Price
Pickguard Install* $20
Fabricate Pickguard
(hand cut custom pickguard from plastic blank)
$75 & up
Back/control plate Fabrication $50 & up
Inlay Fretboard Dots: Single $50
Inlay Fretboard Dots: Full Board $175
Inlay Side Dots: Full board
(finish touchup additional if required)
$100
Inlay Trapezoid or block style inlays
(best results when performed with re-fret)
$350
Custom Inlay Work Hourly Rate Applies

*additional charge may apply if cutting/shaping is required for proper fit.

Tuning Machines

Price
Tuning Machine Install (Direct fit) $5 each
Tuning Machine Install (Retrofit)
(ream and/or drill headstock to accept new tuners, replace bushings, etc.)
$10 each
Tuning Machine Repair
(clean/lubricate, replace missing buttons/bushings/washers, etc.)
$10 each

* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Bridges, Tremolos, and Tailpieces

Price
“Tremolo stop” Installation $20
“Tremsetter” Installation $30
Mount bridge/tremolo (direct replacement) $25
Bigsby Installation $65
Install bridge/tremolo (non direct fit)
(Includes plugging/drilling holes)
$105 & Up
Rout body for bridge/tremolo installation
(I.E. Floyd Rose retrofit, Evertune installation, etc. )
$350 & up

*setup strongly recommended at additional fee

Necks & Fret Work

Fret Work / Fret Filing

Price
Re-Seat Loose Fret $5 each
(Parker Guitars – $20 each)
Light Fret Dressing
(applies to: filing of sharp fret edges, polishing of frets to remove scratches or tool marks, filing of individual high fret, etc.)
$35
Fret Level, Crown, and Polish*
(level all frets with flat file, re-radius tops, and polish out to high shine)
$150
Dowel & Repilot
(fix stripped strap button hole)
$30
Screw Extraction
(remove broken screw, dowel and repilot. Finish touch-up additional)
$50
* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Re-fretting

Price
Partial Re-fret
(Replace select frets due to damage or uneven play wear)
$20 per fret + fret level
Full Re-Fret Unbound Fingerboard
(rosewood or ebony Fingerboard)
$350
Full Re-Fret Unbound Fingerboard
(Laquered maple fingerboard. refinishing may be required for additional fee)
$375
Full Re-Fret Bound Fingerboard $400

(All Full Refrets Include: Level, Crown, and Polish. )
(Setup, new string nut, etc. may be required at additional charge)
* Stainless steel frets add 25% surcharge

Neck Resets

Price
Electric Bolt on Neck
(I.E. Fender strat or tele)
$30
Taylor NT Neck Reset
(1999 to present)
$60
Acoustic bolt on neck joint with glued on fingerboard extension
(I.E. Taylor pre 1999, Collings, some Ovation)
$250
Martin mortise and tenon joint $325
Martin style dovetail neck joint $400
All other makes must quote
* setup, fretwork, new nut/saddle, etc. may be required at additional fee.

Other Neck Work

Price
Mount Neck (no drilling) $40
Install Neck (drilling required) $65
Scallop Fretboard $20 per fret
Fretless Conversion
(turn fretted bass into fretless)
$400 & up
Truss Rod Repair or Replacement
(if fingerboard removal is required $500 & up, plus fretwork as needed)
Hourly Rate Applies

Structural Repair

Crack Repairs & Broken Headstocks

Price
Headstock Re-glue (Headstock Attached) $100
Headstock Re-glue (Headstock Off) $150 & up
Crack Repair / Seam Separation (top, back, or sides)
(Price includes cleating/splinting as necessary. Finish touch-up extra.)
(Instruments with multiple cracks will be discounted to $20 per inch.)
$25 & up per inch
* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Bridge Reglue & other Stuctural Repairs

Price
Bracing Reglue* $30 per brace
Ramp/Slot acoustic bridge $30
Repair worn bridge plate $100
Bridge reglue*
(add $50 if heat treatment of warped bridge plate is required)
$150
Binding Reglue or Repair Must Quote
Fingerboard Cracks / Separations Must Quote
* discounted setup or restring available for additional fee

Sanding & Buffing

Price
Buff out guitar top $75
Buff out whole guitar $115
Wet sand & buff top $125
Wet sand & buff whole guitar $225
*disassembly and/or setup additional

Paint & Finishing

Price
Drop Fill
(lacquer or CA fill)
$75 & up
“Touch Up”
(airbrush lacquer finish)
$150 & up
“Speed Neck”
(Remove finish from back of neck, smooth and apply oil finish)
$150
Refinish Fingerboard Hand Rubbed $50
Refinish Fingerboard Glossy $150
Re-decal Headstock (Fender style) $50
Refinish Headstock (clear) $100
Refinish Neck $300 & up
Refinish Body $700 & up
Other Finish Work
Relicing Hourly Rate Applies
*disassembly and/or setup additional

Minimum Bench Fee – $25

Hourly Rate – $75 Per Hour

RUSH SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR SOME SERVICES, 50% SURCHARGE

Parts and strings available for additional fee, unless otherwise noted.

(all prices are subject to change – prices shown before local tax)

* Clients are strongly advised to provide a hardshell case or padded gig bag for any instrument visiting our shop.

Our guitar repair pricing is among the best around. Above are only some of our most commonly requested prices. If you don’t see what you are looking for, make sure to Contact Us for a custom quote. Are you shopping for someone else? Gift certificates are available in store or online.

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