Our Services
 

Below is a list of standard repairs we offer. Each repair requires direct inspection for a firm quote. If there is something you require that is not on the list by all means call and ask.  

Also, see OTHER SERVICES at the end of this page for more information on our exciting one-on-one training sessions in Guitar Setups, Fret Dressing and even Restringing.  These are the most useful and basic building blocks in learning how to service your guitar, how to make your guitars play and feel great, and what to look for when buying a guitar.  Sessions available on weekday evenings or weekends.

Note: Classical Guitar Players: Unhappy with intonation issues? Is it even more noticeable when in ensemble playing situations?  Ask about having your guitar retrofitted with the Buzz Feiten system. Not only will it take care of these issues, it will not permanently alter the guitar in any way, and can always be put back to pre-Feiten configuration. We have a "Feitenized" classical guitar in the shop if you would like to hear how it sounds.  Call us for more information on how this works, and what it can do for you.


Guitar Repair

-COMPLETE SETUP -$50

a complete set up includes checking and adjusting the following: string nut, truss rod for neck relief, string action/height from fretboard, intonation, pick up height, tremolo, fretboard oiling, and new strings.  Some guitars with vibrato systems(whammy bars) are $60 for full set up.



BUZZ FEITEN TUNING SYSTEM INSTALLATION - Electric Guitar- $130, Acoustic Guitar - $450, Classical Guitar - $300-400

As a level 2 Buzz Feiten installation shop, we can retrofit all main styles of guitar: Electric, Acoustic and Classical, and we normally have the shelf nuts and saddles in stock.  Please contact us or Buzz Feiten Tuning Systems direct for further information on how this system can vastly improve your guitar's intonation across the whole fretboard, and also how it is superior to many me-to systems being pushed out there now. 



RESTRINGING - Includes Strings in stock
Acoustic and Electric Guitar - $25.  Classical Guitar $30.  Bass Guitar $20 + price of strings.

BASIC ADJUSTMENTS - $30
If its deemed a complete setup is not required, and one item can be adjusted to get your guitar in proper playing shape.

-FRET WORK: LEVEL, DRESS, POLISH -includes a setup
Level uneven, worn, and flat frets, recrown them, and then polish to a factory-like mirror finish.  Includes:  Setup and Strings. This is the repair that is needed the most, but many players wait until the frets are so worn that they need a refret. Save money and get fret dressings more often.

-NEW STRING NUT, CUSTOM FITTED - (includes setup)

Both Bone and Corian are very good materials and hard enough to last a long time. This is not for some one size fits all plastic nut. We start with a material blank and completely fit, size, and make the string nut to work with your guitar and your string gages.  Can use either bone or corian 

Plastic string nuts also available with any additional setup work charged extra. (Extra charge for 12 string guitars)



-FULL REFRET - (includes leveling, Complete Setup and Strings)
Some considerations for price on refrets are:  bound or unbound neck, electric/bass or acoustic/classical guitar, set neck or bolt on neck, condition of fretboard, and if fretboard is laquered.  I have a wide variety of fret wire available and can work with you to find which fits best with your playing style. All refrets include a complete setup.

-PARTIAL REFRET -
Includes: Fret leveling, dressing, polishing, Setup and Strings.  Very popular on acoustic guitars where the first 5-7 frets are completely worn and the rest of the frets are still in great shape. 

-NEW SADDLE FOR ACOUSTIC OR CLASSICAL -(Includes Full Setup)
New Bone/Corian Saddle. Includes Full Setup.

-BRIDGE WORK ACOUSTIC/CLASSICAL -per job
Includes:
  • Adjusting existing bridge height
  • Reglueing Bridge
  • Installing new bridge
  • Moving Saddle Slot Position if intonation is horribly out


-ACOUSTIC TRANDUCER PICKUP INSTALLATION- per job
Installion Only. PIckup systems extra. I can assist you with choosing what fits your musical needs and budget. For systems that require adding preamp into side of guitar, extra charge will apply- per job.

-STRING TUNERS INSTALL -
Add price of strings and restringing

-BROKEN HEADSTOCK REPAIR- price per job. inspection required
yes, these can be repaired...in most cases. These need direct inspection for price quote

-PICKUP INSTALLATION FOR ELECTRIC/BASS GUITAR -see below
$40 for first pickup, $20/each for additional pickup on same guitar.  Note:  all electronics work on Hollowbody and Semi-hollowbody electrics is charged extra fee.

ELECTRONICS TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR - per job
$30 minimum bench charge for electronics problems diagnosis....unless its something very obvious like a bad output jack, etc.

-ELECTRONICS REWIRING AND CUSTOM DESIGN -per job
Examples would be; add switch, Rewire with Super Switch, push/pull pot for coil tapping, series/parallel, new pickup combinations, etc.

-OUTPUT JACK REPLACEMENT -
includes: American made Switchcraft jack for standard output jacks. For non-standard jacks, a parts charge will be added.

-PRE AMP AND ACTIVE ELECTRONICS INSTALLATION -per job
Bass Players seem to love those pre-amps. I have done a lot of these types of systems.

-STRAP BUTTONS INSTALL -
We have strap buttons of various colors in stock: chrome, gold, black, or else you can bring in the strap buttons you have chosen yourself

-TOGGLE, PICKUP SELECTOR SWITCH REPLACE -


-VOLUME/TONE POTS REPLACE-

we stock quality Bourne potentiometers for volume and tone applications. 



-MISC REPAIRS OR UPGRADES
There are a host of other less common repairs. More than likely we can handle it.  Some Examples:
  • Fretboard Repair
  • Straighten warped neck w/heat treating
  • Install Tremolo on electric guitar
  • Remove Decals
  • Reglue Pickguard
  • Body Cavity Routing




Other Services

LEARN TO RESTRING YOUR GUITAR - $70/two guitars

Includes: Acoustic, Electric, or Classical Guitars.  A one hour short course, one-on-one to finally learn the proper way to restring your guitar without being under pressure at a gig or a lesson.  Course price includes the cost of the strings, and runs about one hour total.   Bring any style guitar, and if you bring two guitars in bring different styles if you wish.  Call me for more details. 



COMPLETE GUITAR SETUP COURSE-$170 -Half Day Session

In this 1/2 Day Session, One-On-One workshop, I teach you the basics of setting up all types of guitars. You should never have to pay for another setup again after this workshop. You will also be ready to do setups for a music store, guitar tech work at gigs, or on your friends' guitars for extra cash. Plus you will get two of your own guitars set up in the process. Course includes:

  • 4 hour day in a working guitar repair shop
  • Explanation and use of tools needed to ensure a professional setup
  • Discussion and demonstration of each aspect of a complete guitar setup
  • Hands on setup of two of your own guitars.
  • Discuss various tremolo systems on electric guitars
  • Learn about differences in setting up acoustic and bass guitars
  • Ask questions on other aspects of guitar repair


COMPLETE FRET DRESSING COURSE -$200- Half Day

In this on-on-one workshop I teach you the fundamentals of fret dressing including: Neck Preparation, Leveling, Crowning, and Polishing Frets.  This is an advanced hands on course that assumes good knowledge of guitar setups.  A required prerequiste is successful completion of our Guitar Setup Workshop.

With these two courses under your belt you will have knowledge of the two most common and needed guitar repairs.  You will also gain a much better understanding of what makes a guitar play well, and what a guitar may need to make it feel and play better.