Setup and Fretwork

Setup work involves adjustment only, and no physical alteration of hardware, frets, or wood. A basic setup, for instance, includes adjustment of truss rod, adjustment of nut slots, and adjustment of saddles to bring the guitar to factory specs (neck relief, action, and intonation), or the user’s preferred specs. Also includes cleaning and polishing of guitar body and frets and changing of strings. We almost always recommend at least our deluxe setup (includes level and crown) for the best possible playability, even on new guitars.

Basic

$65

Plus Tax
  • Setup and Restring *
  • Fret Level and Crown
  • Refret with Custom Fretwire

* Does not include price of strings. Most customers bring a set of their preferred strings. Add $10 for Floyd Rose equipped guitars or 12 strings.

Refret

$325

Plus Tax
  • Setup and Restring *
  • Fret Level and Crown
  • Refret with Custom Fretwire**

* Does not include price of strings. Most customers bring a set of their preferred strings. Add $10 for Floyd Rose equipped guitars or 12 strings.
** Maple fretboards may be extra. Stainless frets and partial refrets available. Ask us!

Repairs & Modifications

Saddles & String Nuts

$60

Starting price
Simple bone saddle for acoustic – $60


Compensated bone saddle for acoustic – $75


Bone string nut for 6 string guitar – $75


Bone string nut for 12 string – $90


Fit archtop bridge – $40

Electronic Repairs

$35

Minimum Bench Fee
Swap out Electronic components (pickups, pots, capacitors) – $35 per component with $120 max.


Acoustic onboard pickup installation – $75-$150


Complete Rewire for Electric guitar or bass – $120 (add $30 for active electronics)


Additional charge for hollow body guitars – $40


Complete guitar assembly from parts – $250
(Labor only. Does not include parts, string nut, or fretwork)

Structural Repairs

$35

Minimum Bench Fee
Reglue Loose Braces – $50 per brace


Acoustic soundboard cracks – starting at $15 per inch (glued and cleated. finishing extra.)


Reglue Acoustic Bridge – $120


Reglue Broken Headstock – $120
(Structural only. Doesn’t include finish repair)


Neck Reset – Starting at $350


Finish and all other repairs priced upon inspection.

Additional Information

  • Prices are subject to change.
  • Repair work and estimates are by appointment only. Call to set up a convenient time.
  • Turnaround time is typically 1-2 weeks, but more involved repairs will take longer. Full restorations may take several months.
  • This is only a list of common repairs. Call for quotes on items not listed.
  • Instrument repair is considered a “taxable service” by the state of Tennessee. Therefore, all repair work (Parts AND Labor) is subject to Tennessee state sales tax at 9.25%.