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Guitar Repair Services and Pricing

To start out – My business is based on honesty and providing services to maintaining the tones of stringed instruments for all musicians from beginners to professionals.

Upon arrival to my shop I will first listen to your request and then do a quick inspection of your instrument. I will provide you with an estimate, parts required and an approximate length of time that it will take for the service or repair. There are times especially in the area of re-frets and electronics that the repair times could be extended – but the cost will not be.  The only time cost will be increased will be for something like “component failure”. I will notify you requesting a confirmation from you for the additional costs.

All jobs do not include strings or parts unless specified

A special note to my fellow “Veterans” – I provide a 20% discount in my labor rates to those who have served our country. I do ask that you provide proof via an active service ID card, a veteran ID card, or show me a copy of your DD214.

Typical Services and Pricing

Fret Dress and Setup: $120

$120 for most instruments. Add $20 for twelve string, mandolin, or floating tremolo.  Add $25 for 5 string banjos and resonator guitars.

The Fret Dress and Setup includes level, re-crown and polish of your instrument’s frets along with complete setup of truss rod (neck relief), string height (action) and strobe intonation.

Basic Setup: $25

Add $10 for twelve string, mandolin, floating tremolo, or banjo. Add $20 for Floyd Rose. Includes fretboard conditioning, cleaning of the frets, restringing, setting the truss rod (neck relief), string height (action) and strobe intonation.

This service has been used traditionally to tweak newer instruments to optimum playability.

Deluxe Setup: $45

Add $20 for twelve string, mandolin, floating tremolo, or banjo. Add $35 for Floyd Rose. Includes fretboard conditioning, cleaning of the frets, restringing, setting the truss rod (neck relief), string height (action) and strobe intonation.

This service is used for older guitars that have been in use (or in the closet) for a time that require additional attention.

Refret: $275– $325

 

Includes leveling of fretboard, replacement of all frets followed by The Fret Dress and Setup includes precision level, re-crown and polish of your instrument’s frets along with complete setup of truss rod (neck relief), string height (action) and strobe intonation. (Additional charges for stainless steel frets, as well as type of guitar that would require special considerations. This service may require a new nut.)

Buzz Feiten Tuning System Retrofit: Starting at $165

Electric Guitar – starting at $165

Includes Bone Blanks and Setup

Handmade Bone Nut: Starting at $65

I make these nuts from premium bone material – bleached or unbleached. Bone nuts are great for tonal qualities.  ( I do stock premade nuts such as Fender and TUSQ that are less expensive)

Electronics: Repairs and Enhancements

Repairs – Because of the nature of electronic troubleshooting the cost starts at $25 plus parts.

Enhancements – Cavity shielding, etc. – Call for estimate

Pickup installation: Electric and Bass Guitars

Passive pickups: $45  first pickup install, $10 for each additional pickup (direct replacement)

Active system:  Call for estimate

Acoustic Guitar pickup: Call for estimate

Broken Headstock

Re-glue with no touchup (headstock attached):  Call for Estimate.

Re-glue with no touchup (headstock off): Call for estimate.

True Fret Guitar Repair

Paul Willett, Owner, True Fret Guitar