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Guitar Repair Price List

All prices are estimated, each job may vary.

 

 



 

Setup - £30

 

  • A Setup is a good way of getting more out of your guitar. Usually from the factory your guitar should be setup perfectly, but that is not always the case. Also messing about with your guitar, adjusting things can really mess up the setup if you don't know what you are doing. This can make the guitar uncomfortable to play, harder to play or sounding awful. Sometimes something so simple as changing the strings to a different gauge can cause problems. All guitars are setup to a particular gauge of strings. If you go up a gauge e.g 9's-10's you may find the action becomes higher or if you go from 10's-9's you may find the action is too low and causing fret buzz. So a setup is a great way to improve your guitar. Things we check are:
  • String Height - Too high can make your guitar harder to play. Too low can cause fret buzz.
  • Intonation - The intonation is what makes the guitar intune with itself. If you find each string is intune on your tuner but doesn't sound intune when playing, your intonation will need adjusting. When this is done, you will notice a massive difference.
  • Truss Rod - If you want your action as low as possible and the frets are buzzing aound the middle of the neck, adjusting the necks truss rod can be a simple and easy fix. This will allow a slight bow to the neck which allow the strings to move more freely without catching the frets causing the buzzing. When a string is struck, the string moves in a circular motion, that's why they catch on the frets causing fret buzz.
  • Basic Clean - We will give your guitar a clean, buff and polish.

 

Floyd Rose setup - £40

 

 

Fret Dressing - £50

 

  • Fret Repairs are a good way to improve the sound of your guitar and make it look new on the neck. If you notice that your frets are indented, flattened or damaged in anyway, usually around frets 1-5, your guitar will need a fret repair. Damaged frets can cause muffled notes, lose sustain and cause fret buzz.
  • We will prepair your guitar to fully protect the neck and body so no damage can be caused. This can take over an hour.
  • We straighten the neck and we mark the tops of the frets so we get an even filing.
  • Then when the tops of the frets are filed so the damage has gone to the frets, we have to individually file each fret to round them.
  • Then we use four different grades of wet and dry paper to get the frets nice and rounded.
  • Then we use wire wool to really smooth the frets.
  • And finally we use a special tool which buffs and polishes the frets a to make them look and feel brand new!!

 

Smooth Sharp Fret Edges - £20

 

Sometimes you can buy a new guitar and when you play it, it feels sharp along the fret edges. We can smooth them off so it feels comfortbale to play, like a guitar should.

 

 

A Deep Clean - £20

 

We will strip your guitar down and remove the bridge, pick guard, tuners and give your guitars body and neck a full deep clean, polish and buff to make it look as close to new a possible. We will also replace the strings. We do recommend a setup after a deep clean. If you choose to have a setup with the deep clean we will only charge £40.

 

 

Pickup Replacement - £25 Plus price of parts

 

Replacing the Pickups is a best way of making your guitar sound amazing without spending thousands of pounds on the real thing!! We get a lot of customers bringing in Epiphone's, Squire's and cheaper guitars to upgrade the pickups. This gives them the top end guitar sound at a fraction of the cost. So why not upgrade your pickups to some authentic Gibson, Fender, Seymour Duncan's or any make you want to get that sound you have dreamed of.

 

 

Replacing the Bridge or Tuners - £20 Plus price of parts

 

Replacing the Bridge or Tuners is another way of improving your guitar to give you the look or sound you want. Both can easily be replaced with better quality parts to improve how the guitar plays, sounds and looks.

 

 

Replacing the Nut or Saddle - £20 Plus price of parts

 

Replacing the Nut or Saddle is advised if you have got a cheaper guitar as usually they are made of plastic. A bone nut or saddle is a much more dense material which allows more sustain and less vibration or buzz.

 

 

Replace Pots, Jack, Switches - £20 Plus price of parts

 

Over time your guitars wiring and electrical parts can become worn. Dust, grime, sweat and over use can cause your guitar to crackle, hum, feedback or even worse, stop working. We can replace pots, jacks or switches easliy.

 

 

Re- Wire - £20

 

Over time your guitars wiring can become worn. Dust, grime, sweat and over use can cause your guitar to crackle, hum, feedback or even worse, stop working. A re-wire can sort this problem and make your guitar sound like new.



 

 

A Full Re-Wire - £50 Plus price of parts

 

Over time your guitars wiring and electrical parts can become worn. Dust, grime, sweat and over use can cause your guitar to crackle, hum, feedback or even worse, stop working. A full re-wire and replacing the pots, jack and the switches is a perfect way to get your guitar sounding brand new. The price includes new pots, wire, caps, jack and switches.

 

 

Re-String - £10

 

Over time your strings lose the sound quality and will eventually snap. We can re-string your guitar for you. We generally use D'addario 9's or 10's for electrics and D'addario or Martin 12's for accoustics. Or you can bring your own strings and we will fit them for only £5.

(For Bass Guitars £10, please bring your own strings)

(For Classical Guitars £10, please bring your own strings)

 

 

Pick Up & Drop Off - £15

 

We can pickup and drop off your guitar for you, so you don't have to leave the house. This only applies locally within a 10 mile radius from where we are based. Ask for details.

 

 

 

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