Repair Service Estimates

Please note that while we do our very best to give you great service at competitive prices, these are estimates.  As such, there are times when repairs are slightly over or under the estimate.  We've earned your trust since 1984... we'll do you right. 

 

Fretted Instrument Repairs

Job Name Estimated Labor Description
Restring - Guitar & Bass $15 + cost of strings Replace strings and general wipedown
Restring - Classical Tie in $20 + cost of strings Replace strings and general wipedown
Restring - Floating Trem, 12-string, Mandolin, Bajo Quinto or Sexto $25 + cost of strings Replace strings and general wipedown
Restring - Single string Relacement $3.00 Ea. Replace strings and general wipedown
Truss rod adjustment $5-$8 Case by case
Bridge saddle shave $18.00
Fret polish and hydrate fretboard $18.00
Extreme Clean - Acoustic $25.00 Clean, polish, and buff body - fret polish and hydrate fretboard
Extreme clean - Electric $35.00 Clean, polish and buff body, fret polish and hydrate fretboard, soak and clean hardware
Strap Button Install $5 + cost of button
NUTS AND SADDLES
Guitar and bass nut $25 + Part Replace, adjust, and slot
Mandolin and banjo nut $30 + Part Replace, adjust, and slot
12 string nut $40 + Part Replace, adjust, and slot
Bridge saddle $25 + Part Replace and adjust
Nut slot fill (to avoid replacement) $5 per string slot
GLUE WORK
Bridge reglue (full) $75 Removal of bridge, clean and prep surfaces, glue and clamp, slowly bring to tension, 5 day turnaround
Bridge reglue (partial) $50 Old bridge stays in place, glue injected as needed, clamp, slowly bring to tension
Headstock repairs - Reglue Case by case As required
FRETS
File and dress sharp fret ends $25
Reset and glue loose fret ends $10 per fret
SET UPS
Electric guitar and bass 60 + cost of strings Clean and polish, fret polish and hydrate fretboard, clean and check electronics, tighten hardware, truss rod adjustment, adjust action and intonate
Acoustic guitars 45 + cost of strings Clean and polish, fret polish and hydrate fretboard, tighten hardware, truss rod adjustment, restring, check and adjust nut and saddle
12 string guitars $60 + cost of strings Same as above
Floating tremolo guitars $75 + cost of strings Same as electric and bass
Mandolin $45 + cost of strings Clean and polish, fret polish and hyrate fretboard, truss rod adjustment, restring, check nut, adjust action and intonate
Banjo (Basic) $70 + cost of strings General cleaning, fret polish and hydrate fretboard, check nut and bridge for defects or wear, restring, adjust truss rod and action, intonate
Banjo (Set up and Deep clean) $120 + strings and any needed replacement parts Full disassembly and cleaning, soak and clean all parts, fret polish and hydrate fretboard, check nut and bridge for defects or wear, restring, adjust truss rod and action, intonate
Banjo Rehead $40 + Strings and head
Acoustic Pickup Installs $60-$75
ELECTRONICS AND WIRING (Solidbody)
Pickup Install $35 ea.
Replace Pots $25 ea.+ cost of parts
Replace Jack $15 + cost of jack
Replace 3 way Switch (Gibson Style) $25 + cost of switch
Replace 3-5 way Switch (Fender Style) $35 + cost of switch
Broken wire resolder $10-15 Restrip and solder broken wires
ELECTRONICS AND WIRING (Archtop)
Custom Wiring Case by case
Bass Preamp system Installs Case by case
Active EMG Pickup System Installs Case by case

 

* Most repairs have a $1 fee for shop supplies that helps offset some of the costs associated with using high-quality cleaners, polish, solder, wire, and the like in a simplified way. Simple is good.

 

Orchestral, Brasswind, and Woodwind Repairs

Job Name Estimated Labor Description
ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
Set up student violin / viola for classroom specs $99 Shape bridge to instrument, full peg fitting, nut slots, adjust afterlength, inspect bow
Restring Violin-Viola $12 + cost of strings
Cello $15 + cost of strings
Violin - Viola New Bridge $45 + cost of bridge Shape, radius, and slot new bridge
Cello Bridge $60 + cost of bridge Same as violin
1/4 Size & under Violin Bridge $50 + cost of strings Same as violin
Sound post reset & New - Violin $15 - $25
Sound post Reset & New - Cello $20 - $30
Sound post Reset & New - Violin 1/4 & under $20 - $30
Tuning Peg Service - Violin - Viola $25 Remove pegs, trim, apply compound for smoothness, replace existing strings
Tuning Peg Service - Cello $30 Same
Replace broken tuning peg - VN & VA $15 ea. + Peg Replace and cut in new peg
Replace Tuning Peg Cello $25 ea. + Peg
Replace Tail Strap - VN & VA $5 + Strap
Tail Strap Cello $8 + Strap
Replace Fine Tuner VN, VA, Cello $3ea + part
Finger Board Reglue $20
Extreme Cleaning $15 - $25 Remove excessive rosin buildup from body and fingerboard, polish
Single String Replacement VN & VA $3 + cost of string
Single String Replacement - Cello $3.50 + cost of string
BRASS INSTRUMENTS
Trumpets - General playing condition $35 - $45 Full chemical cleaning and sanitization, relubricate, polish, and sanitize mouthpiece
Remove Stuck Slides $10 - $20 Ea. Free stuck slides, clean excess buildup, check alignment and relubricate
Stuck or sticking pistons $25 - $45 Ea. Pull stuck piston, diagnose cause, remove casing dent or reround casing to free up piston, relubricate
Replace valve guide and/or spring $8 -10 Ea. Replace missing, broken, or worn valve guide - replace spring if needed
Replace missing finger buttons $2 ea. plus part Finger buttons are not universal, different brands have different size threads and pearl configurations. Prices vary by brand from $8.99 to $15.99 Ea.
Bracing resolder $25 Ea. 5-7 day turnaround
Hand silver polish $75
Replace water key cork $10 Ea
Replace water key and spring $25 Ea.
Pull Stuck mouthpiece $10
Bell dent removal Case by Case 5-7 day turnaround
Trombones - General playing condition $60
Full chemical cleaning and sanitization, relubricate tuning slide and main slide, polish, and sanitize mouthpiece,
Slide work $80 - $120 Realignment or removal of dents to inner and outer slides, cleaning and lubrication
Bell dent removal Case by Case 5-7 day turnaround
Replace water cork $10 Ea.
Replace water key and spring $35
Remove stuck mouthpiece $10
French horn - General playing condition $75 - $125 Cleaning and sanitization, lubricate, restring rotary valves, clean and lubricate slides, 5-7 day turnaround
Baritone, tuba, low brass - General playing condition $65 - $150 Case by case and depending on problems addressed
WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS - General playing condition Cleaning and sanitization, lubrication, basic adjustments
Flute $50-$100 Replace up to three worn pads, clean other pads and tone holes, reposition springs, replace missing key corks, align and adjust to spec
Clarinet $40-$80 same as above
Alto Saxophone $75-150 same as above
Tenor Saxophone $75-150 same as above
Soprano Saxophone $75-150 same as above
Bass Clarinet $75-$150 same as above
Oboe $75-$150 same as above
Replace tenon corks $20
Recork saxophone neck $20

 

 * Most repairs have a $1 fee for shop supplies that helps offset some of the costs associated with using high-quality cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants, and the like in a simplified way. Simple is good.