Rates and Services

PLEASE READ – Our current shop rate is $35.00 per hour.  We specialize in Stainless Steel refrets of acoustics, electric guitars and basses. That is our main line of business. We do not do general repairs unless they are associated with a refret.  If you have a refret done we can do most anything else you need. Parts are extra and aside from pickups, parts in most cases are a small part of the cost. This is a general listing for comparison purposes and not a quote and we can do more than what is listed. Prices below are based on our hourly rate and the time we know it takes to do the repair.  Give us a call to talk more.

Refret Warranty:

Refrets are warranted for 45 days including shipping costs from defects such as rising frets, fret sprout and excessive buzzing. All guitars buzz to some degree depending on how they are played and the setup, but excessive buzzing is not accepted. Setup issues are not covered. We are not perfect and have made mistakes but we stand behind all we do 100%. I take it personally if there is a problem with a refret just like I expect others to treat me when I am a customer. Our customers must be satisfied and that is rule one! And to date we have honored that 100%.

Parts are warranted by the manufacturer. However, if we supply a part and it fails we will replace it and deal with the manufacturer so that you are taken care of.

We do repair refrets done by other people and shops by refretting. We have corrected a number of poorly done stainless refrets from other shops in Georgia as well other states.


ELECTRIC:

Stainless Steel REFRET-  $365.00 for 6 strings, 7 strings and more incur extra charges. Includes new nut if needed, strings and setup. Binding does not increase the cost. You can ship to us.  It does not cost astronomical amounts! We glue as well as press your new frets for a superior fret job. You may need a new saddle which is extra on an acoustic. We DO NOT DO PARTIAL REFRETS.  Click here for expanded information on refretting.

Stainless steel is the best fret material. It lasts longer and plays far smoother. If you are a pro you already know this and will get 3 to 5 times the life out of stainless versus alloy. You’ll save the cost of two to three refrets. Your sound will be excellent. And it is guaranteed.

Maple fret boards can add 150.00 to cost if it has to be refinished. This is extremely rare.

SET UP –  This is included in a refret. 

BONE NUT – $55.00 and up. A GraphTech nut is included in the refret price if it is needed. A bone nut is extra because of material and time it takes to make one.

REPLACE TUNERS- $20 and up with a refret, plus the cost of tuners or you can supply them. This seems like a simple job, but can be fraught with nuanced complications.

FRET LEVELING –  This is included in a refret.

HEADSTOCK CRACK- $55.00 and up, by quote with a refret. Glue, touchup. Repairs often not totally invisible, but finish should be smooth.

DIAGNOSE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM Bench charge – $35.00 minimum to diagnose with a refret. This will be applied to repair.

REPLACE JACK- $35.00 to $40.00 with a refret, parts extra.

REPLACE PICKUPS- $20.00 and up with a refret. We can order or you can supply pickups.

REPLACE VOLUME/TONE POT- $20.00 and up with a refret plus parts.

REPLACE SWITCH- $35.00 and up with a refret plus parts.

ACOUSTIC:

Stainless Steel REFRET- $365.00 for 6 strings, 7 strings and more incur extra charges. Includes new nut if needed, strings and setup. Binding does not increase the cost. You can ship to us.  It does not cost astronomical amounts! We glue as well as press your new frets for a superior fret job. You may need a new saddle which is extra on an acoustic. We DO NOT DO PARTIAL REFRETS.  Click here for expanded information on refretting.

NEW NUT – $55.00 to $85.00, included in a refret.  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. I cannot install a new nut if other problems exist and are not also addressed. (12 string – add $25.00)

NEW SADDLE- $55.00 to $100.00 with a refret, plus materials.

RE-GLUE BRIDGE- $100.00 to $150.00 with a refret. Remove and refit old bridge.

REPLACE BRIDGE- $100.00 to $250.00 with a refret plus materials.

BRIDGE PLATE REPAIR – $75.00 to $200.00 with a refret.

HANDMADE BRIDGE- $250.00 and up, by quote. Installation extra. Handmade bridges may be necessary for vintage Gibson, Martin, Guild, and custom bridge replacements. We can design them in CAD and cut them on our CNC machine. Stock bridges on lesser guitars will come in much cheaper.

REPLACE TUNERS- $20.00 and up with a refret, plus cost of tuners or you can supply them. This seems like a simple job, but can he fraught with nuanced complications.

FRET LEVELING (“Filing”, “Dressing”…) – included in a refret.