General Base Pricing for Repair Services
SET UP (acoustic & electric)
Strings Includes house-stocked strings [+ for specific brand or size] Neck adjust, action adjustment at saddle,
tighten tuner screws & nuts, electronics cleaning as needed, general clean up, intonation, restring.(12 string – add $25.00)
may or may not include raw material. If your guitar has worn frets, a bowed neck, or an ill fitting saddle,
expect additional cost to correct these problems. Many repairman will not install a new nut if other problems
are not also addressed.(12 string – add $25.00)
may or may not include raw material. Same qualifications as with “new nut”.
Remove and refit old bridge. Very minor touch-up included.(12 string bridge- add $20.00) .
+ parts. Seems like a simple job, but can he fraught with nuanced complications.
FRET LEVELING (“Filing”, “Dressing”…)
Worn or uneven frets can he filed level in many cases, if there will remain enough height on the fret to suit the customer.
Frets must be lowered to the height of the lowest pit that can be found. Sometimes, replacing the most worn frets is appropriate
. + $25 to include setup
Add $50 for fretboards with binding. New nut or saddle may be necessary. (Add $20.00 for 12 String)
by quote. Glue & seal, structural. Finish touch-up +. Repairs sometimes visible, but smooth to the touch.
INSTALL “UNDER SADDLE” PICK UP
Expand end=pin hole to accommodate jack. Wire pickup to pre-amp and jack. Fit and re-size old saddle for proper action and contact with pickup. May require new saddle and re-rout of saddle slot(additional). There are other variables relating to pre-amps which must be individually quoted. Condition of bridge and neck angle may be factors in the
appropriateness of an under the saddle pickup.
$75.00 – 150.00
DIAGNOSE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM
including basic parts
Note: Archtop guitars will often incur $50.00 up-charge to remove and re-install wiring harness for all electrical work.
$70/set of two/ $75 set of three
$45 per pickup
REPLACE VOL/TONE POT /SWITCH
$25 per part, plus part, $40 min
by quote. Lesser expensive if guitar comes stripped of all hardware and electronics. A full rebuild will cost approximately $200
plus materials, which are NOT particularly inexpensive
GLUE LOOSE BACK/SIDES
Secure with adhesive material, clamp & dry – some particular instruments may experience finish chipping if warping or re-shaping is needed.
WETSAND & POLISH
includes removing parts as necessary & re-assembly. Price may vary per instrument.
Amp & Pedal Repair
$20 bench fee, $50/hr labor + parts.
Jack repair, retube, cleaning & maintenance, pot replacement, etc…