PLEASE READ – Our current shop rate is $30.00 per hour. This is far less than most.  We specialize in Stainless Steel refrets of acoustics and electric guitars and basses for professional and semi-professional players.  Since the FED recently raised interest rates we may raise our refret and repair rates first quarter of 2016. It depends on the economy.  Guitar repair is priced on the amount of time it takes. Parts are extra and outside of pickups in most cases parts are a small part of the cost. These prices are current as of today.  This is a general listing for comparison purposes and not a quote and all repairs available are not listed. We can do most anything just give us a call.

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 previous attempts at repair by others.

We do not re-string guitars unless it is part of a refret or other service work. If you are a parent and your child’s guitar needs restringing we suggest Music and Arts and Guitar Center both are retail establishments that provide this service.


ELECTRIC

Stainless Steel REFRET- $280.00 – $350.00 Includes new nut if needed, strings and setup. Binding increases the cost. You can ship to us. Stainless does not affect cost. We know how to do it and are very good at it. 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 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.

SET UP – $65.00 to $120.00 + Strings. This is included in a refret.  Includes neck adjust, action adjustment at nut and saddle, intonation, minor fret work, may include fret level, tighten tuner screws and nuts, lubricate tuning machines, general clean up, restring. Floating tremolo, Floyd Rose style may incur extra charges.

NEW NUT- $55.00 and up, 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. A new nut should not be installed if other problems exist and are not also addressed.

REPLACE TUNERS- $50 and up. Plus cost of tuners or you supply. Seems like a simple job, but can be fraught with nuanced complications.

FRET LEVELING (“Filing”, “Dressing”…) – $120.00 and up. Includes strings and  setup. Worn or uneven frets can be filed level in many cases, if there will remain enough height on the fret to suit the customer (and practical playability). Frets must be lowered to the height of the lowest pit that can be found. Sometimes, replacing the most worn frets is appropriate. Click here for expanded information on fret leveling.

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

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

REPLACE JACK- $35.00 to $40.00, parts extra.

REPLACE PICKUPS- $55.00 to $100.00.Bring your pickups! People have come by and forgotten them, left them at home! You may need new strings after installation.

REPLACE VOLUME/TONE POT- $35.00 to $65.00 plus parts.

REPLACE SWITCH- $35.00 to $50.00 plus parts.

ACOUSTIC

Stainless Steel REFRET- $280.00 – $350.00 Includes nut if needed, strings and setup. Binding increases the cost. You can ship to us. Stainless does not affect cost. We know how to do it and are very good at it. It does not cost astronomical amounts! We glue as well as press your new frets for a superior fret job. It may need a new nut. We DO NOT DO PARTIAL REFRETS. New nut or saddle may be necessary. Shop minimum may also apply. 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, may or may not include raw material. Same qualifications as with “new nut”.

RE-GLUE BRIDGE- $100.00 to $150.00. Remove and refit old bridge. Very minor touchup included. (12 string bridge- add $25.00)

REPLACE BRIDGE- $100.00 to $250.00 + cost of factory made bridge, approx. $30.00 + cost of new saddle (sometimes). (12 string bridge – add $25.00)

BRIDGE PLATE REPAIR – $75.00 to $200.00. Replacing a bridge plate is serious work and should not be done unless absolutely necessary. Doing so can alter the tone of an instrument and devalue it. I use a method developed by Stewart MacDonald that is non-destructive and retains the existing bridge plate but repairs the holes. Contact me for further information.

HANDMADE BRIDGE- $250.00 and up, by quote. Handmade bridges may be necessary for vintage Gibson, Martin, Guild, and custom bridge replacements. We can design them in Rhino 5 and cut them on our CNC machine. Stock bridges on lesser guitars will come in much cheaper.

REPLACE TUNERS- $50 and up. Plus cost of tuners or you supply. Seems like a simple job, but can he fraught with nuanced complications.

FRET LEVELING (“Filing”, “Dressing”…) – $120.00 and up. Includes “set up” adjustments. Worn or uneven frets can be 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. Click here for expanded information on fret leveling.

INSTALL “UNDER SADDLE” PICKUP- $75.00 to 200.00. Expand endpin 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.