Instrument Repairs & Maintenance

String changes, strap pin installation, minor adjustments and setups are done on-site, usually within 1-2 days. 

All other repairs must be left for assessment and estimate.

INSTRUMENT REPAIRS
Prices are for labour only. Parts not included
Set-up not included in repair prices, but may be required
Bench Rate $60/hr
Minimum Charge $20
Repair Estimate no charge
Major Repair/Restoration Estimate $25
STRING CHANGE
String change – Acoustic, electric $20 + strings
String change – 12-string $30 + strings
String change – Classic/nylon $25 + strings
String change Mandolin $25 + strings
String change Ukulele $10 + strings
String change Violin/Cello $25 + strings
Single string change $3 + string
REPAIRS & ADJUSTMENTS
Strap pin install $15 + pin
Truss Rod Adjustment $15
COMPLETE SETUP
Acoustic Guitar $75
Electric Guitar/Bass $85
Locking Trem Guitar $100
12-string Guitar $100
Banjo $100
Resonator Guitar $100
Fret Dress (Plus Setup)
Complete Fret Dress $150
Minimum Fret Dress $75
Dress Fret Ends $25
Re-Fret (Plus Setup)
Re-Fret $300-$400
Partial Re-fret (3-12) $200-250
Custom Nut Work
New Guitar/Bass nut $75
New 12-string Nut $100
New Mandolin Nut $100
New Banjo Nut $75
Install pre-slotted plastic nut $50
Custom Saddle Work (Plus setup)
New saddle $50
Fill and re-cut bridge slot $125
Install Tuning Machines
Retro fit $25
Different style (Includes filling screw holes) $50-75
Structural Repairs
Cracks, top, rim, back $75 each +
Cracked headstock $125+
Re-glue pickguard $75
Re-glue braces $50 each +
Bridge Work
Bridge Shave $50
Re-glue acoustic bridge $125
Re-glue acoustic bridge with pickup $150
New custom bridge $250-400
Wiring
Acoustic pickup install $75-$150+
Trouble shooting Hourly rate
Hollow body style Hourly rate
Refinishing
Touchups $75+
Specialty Items
Install banjo head $50-75
Install Skin banjo head $125-150
Custom pickguard install $50-150
Left-Hand Conversion
New custom nut $75
Fill and re-cut bridge slot $125
New saddle $50
Position dots $50
Band Instrument Repairs
Hourly Rate $60
Minimum Charge $20
Major Repair/Restoration Estimate $25