Guitar & Instrument Repairs

GET YOUR INSTRUMENT FIXED OR TUNED UP BY AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL

Erik Hodges has been a stringed instrument repair technician since 1978 and the principal guitar tech at Strings & Things Music since 1994.  He has built dozens of instruments including guitars, banjos, a mandolin, a mountain dulcimer and numerous speaker cabinets, and has worked on thousands of instruments.  Erik has completed repair courses with Fender, Taylor and Martin Guitars, achieving a Silver Plus rating with Taylor and a Silver rating with Fender. 

 

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Repair Prices

Repair department shop rate is $75/hr. Typical turnaround is 2-4 days. Expedited/rush service may be available on a case by case basis.

 

SET UP SPECIALS

Acoustic guitar $45
Electric guitar $50
12-string or floating tremolo $60
Nylon string guitar $50
Electric bass $50
Violin $60
Mandolin $45
Banjo $50
Ukelele $45
Includes neck adjustment, nut and saddle check, polish frets, clean and treat fingerboard with lemon oil, clean and polish body, test and tighten tuning machines, test electronics, restring and tune. We use standard D’Addario light gauge strings unless otherwise requested. Cost of strings is in addition to set-up price.

 

RESTRING GUITAR

$20

Cost of strings is in addition to restring price. Add $10 for 12-string or floating tremolo.

 

CRACK REPAIR

priced by quote

 Install cleats where needed, fill missing material and color match finish. Some evidence of crack may still be visible after repair

 

CUSTOM NUTS OR SADDLES (BONE)

$100

 Handmade bone nuts and saddles are custom cut to the individual guitar. They are spaced and notched to conform to the standard setup of the instrument. Price includes installation and setup. Graph-Tech, Micarta and other custom options available by request. Special requests may require an additional charge. Add $25 for 12-string.

 

RE-GLUE BRIDGE

$80-120

 Remove and re-shape existing bridge, check bridge plate and interior braces, touch up finish if needed. Price is based on guitar make. If needed, the cost of a replacement bridge is in addition to re-glue price.

 

REPLACE TUNERS

$40

 May include reaming larger postholes, filling screw holes, adding string trees, finish touch up or nut work. Individual tuner replacement (not suggested) $25. Cost of tuners is in addition to service price.

 

INPUT JACK REPLACEMENT

$25

 A Switchcraft ¼ inch jack is included with all our input repairs.

 

NECK RESET

$250 + up

 Price based on traditional dovetail neck joint reset. Steam heat neck pocket to dissolve glue, re-shape heel/slot, shim fingerboard if needed, reglue with hide or carpenters glue upon request. Taylor, Godin and other bolt on type resets- $50 and up.

 

FRET LEVELING

$80 + up

 A first step before re-fretting, leveling can remove grooves and uneven surfaces on fret boards. It can also remove sharp edges from fret ends. Amount of work is decided on a case-by-case basis

 

RE-FRET

$20 ea + setup

 Includes matching fret height and width, shaping, crowning and polishing. Add $50 to total for bound necks or maple fingerboards

 

HEADSTOCK CRACK REPAIR

$120

 Glue, clamp and set neck angle, fill damaged areas, sand smooth, touch up finish, restring and test. Some evidence of crack may still be visible after repair.

 

REPLACE POT

$37.50

 Each additional pot is $15.

 

ELECTRONICS DIAGNOSTIC

$37.50 minimum fee


 

TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT

$15

 

REPLACE SWITCH

$37.50

 

ACOUSTIC PICKUP INSTALL

$100

 Includes setup. Pickup cost is in addition to installation price

 

ELECTRIC PICKUP INSTALL

1 PICKUP $30
2 PICKUPS $50
3 PICKUPS $70
FULL REWIRE $100

 Includes setup. Pickup cost is in addition to installation price. There will be a 50% upcharge for semi-hollows/F-holes.

 

CLEAN CONTROLS (ELECTRIC GUITAR)

$20

 

INSTALL STRAP BUTTONS

$15

 

VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO & BASS REPAIRS

priced by quote

 Priced by quote and includes bridge replacement, tone post placement, tailpiece gut replacement, nut repair, peg repair, fine tuner installation, restringing and tuning.

 

BANJO, MANDOLIN, DULCIMER & AUTOHARP REPAIRS

priced by quote

 Prices correspond to those prices set down for the guitar repairs listed above.

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