Repair Prices (As of April, 2019)
Our guitar repair department has an excellent reputation for its expertise and meticulous attention to detail. Below is a list of prices for the most common repairs and custom work. Please note that the prices listed are labor charges only and do not include strings or parts.
General Shop Rate = $80/hour
Setup* - Includes nut, saddle, truss adjustment, intonation, clean and oil fretboard, polish frets, tightening hardward, cleaning electronics, and re-string.
* Strings are not included in the setup charge.
Nuts & Saddles*
* Nut and saddle prices do not include the bone blanks.
** Nut replacements can require setup work in addition to crafting the nut itself. Any such work will be quoted at shop time, which is pro-rated at $80/hour.
Fret Re-dress - includes leveling/recrowning of all frets and setup
*Includes: re-fret, setup, new saddle, restring
Crack Repair - HOURLY RATE
Reglue Loose Bracing - $20-30 ea
Reglue Loose Binding - HOURLY RATE (1/2 hour minimum)
Headstock Crack Repair*
*The cost of this repair is determined on a case by case assessment.
Acoustic Guitar Pickup Installation*
*add $15 for 12-string guitars
Kit Guitar Assembly – HOURLY RATE
Replace Tuning Machines – HOURLY RATE (1/2 hour minimum)
(restring labor not included)
Install Strap Button - $7 (strap buttons are additional)
Inlay Fretboard Side Dot - $15 for 1st dot, $10 for each additional dot
Detailed Cleaning – All detail cleaning, finish buffing, hardware cleaning costs are determined on a case by case basis.
Finish Repair – We offer finish touch-up and selective re-finishing (e.g., necks). All finish work is accepted and quoted on a case by case basis.
Restringing Lessons – If you need a little help with that first restring, you can call on us! This service is available by appointment only with the sales staff. $20 plus re-string fee and strings.
Packaging Guitars for Shipment – We routinely ship guitars, and we are happy to package your guitar for shipment. Our professional packing service includes the box and packaging materials ($15 separately). For liability reasons, we cannot ship your guitar. $40 box and packaging included
Custom/Specialized Repairs – We are always happy to evaluate instruments for repairs that are more specialized (e.g., neck re-contouring, left hand conversions, etc.). We accept this sort of work on a case by case basis, and we will decline any repair work where we do not think we can achieve best results.