Custom Work Pricing

We get many inquiries concerning custom work when doing a refret, from installations of hardware to electrical installation/modifications to body modifications.  Estimates for the desired work are always the question.  To give you an idea of what your project may cost we currently charge $40 per hour for shop work.  That is low as the industry goes.  Many things such as installing a pickup, a nut or tuners take from less than an hour to 2 hours.  There are other things that can take from a few hours to tens of hours and may entail the construction and design of jigs, fixtures, CNC files, templates, etc.  These may include routing for bridges, replacing and installing a new trem, moving pivot points, or routing for pickups.  Generally we can make an educated guess at the number of hours a given project may take and using our shop rate we can then give you an idea of the costs you are looking at.  For example, if you believe it is reasonable for a project to take 4 hours, then 4 x $40 = $160 plus materials, in addition to the cost of the refret.  If you are then serious about the work please contact us and we will discuss your project and estimates further.

Thank you.

Greg Hails