Common Instrument Repair & Setup Services

Minor tune-ups and repairs can keep your instrument sounding its best. For our instrument repair services, use the table below for a general pricing guide. All estimates are based on our shop rate of $92/hour.

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Re-String (Acoustic or Electric) 0.25 hrs Strings
Re-String (Nylon String, Floyd Rose or 12-String) 0.5 hrs Strings
Setup & Re-StringIncludes dressed fret ends, truss rod adjustment/lubrication, action set at bridge/saddle, all loose parts tightened, oiled fingerboard, pickup height/pole pieces, electronics cleaned/checked, and intonation at 12th, 19th and 24th frets. 1.0 hrs Strings
Floyd Rose Setup / Restring 1.5 hrs Strings
Replace Nut or Saddle (Plastic, Preformed) 0.5 hrs Part + Strings
Replace Nut or Saddle (Bone, Handmade – Includes Full Setup 1.5 hrs $12 Bone Blank + Strings
Acoustic Pickup InstallProfessional, clean install ensuring even output over all strings. Restringing and Fretboard Oiling also included. 1.0 hrs Strings
Ramp Saddle Slots (Acoustic)Creating a sharper break angle from the pin ports to the saddle ensures even, adequate pressure across the entire saddle. This results in a slightly louder guitar with more crisp, clear tone. 0.5 hrs
Broken Headstock RepairBelieve it or not, a broken guitar neck can almost always be repaired, costing far less than replacing the instrument. The special wood glue used creates a bond stronger than wood itself, guaranteeing that it will never break in the same spot again. 2 – 4 hrs
Bridge Re-GlueIf you can slide a business card underneath the back of the bridge on your acoustic guitar, it needs to be removed and re-glued correctly. An improper mating of the bridge to the guitar top will severely rob your acoustic guitar of tone. The joint between the bridge and the top must be perfect to allow the strings energy to pass through it. A gap in this joint can result in anything from a “dead” sounding instrument, to the bridge tearing off completely under string tension. 2 – 4 hrs
Neck Reset (Acoustic)If the neck is over set, or under set, it is impossible to achieve the desired action on an acoustic guitar or bass. Using a method of steam injection, the neck can be delicately eased out of its dovetail joint and separated from the body with no damage done to the structure or finish surrounding it. Once the desired neck angle has been achieved, it is reattached to the body with hot hide glue, and the action can then be set to play killer with no buzz. 3 – 6 hrs