fretted instruments

A white man stands at a shop bench and fingers a clear plexiglass bass guitar while checking string tension. The bass has red strings, skull knobs with red crystal eyes, and custom pickups.

Dave Payne sets up “The Prisoner”, a custom plexiglass bass with custom red strings and special skull details. We are happy to do custom setups or simply take care of an issue you might have.

Disclaimer: All of our prices listed on this website are estimates ONLY. Since there is no way for us to estimate an instrument over the phone, we do not quote repair jobs without being able to see them. This allows us to give accurate estimates and avoids frustration on the part of the customer. All instruments and situations are unique, so each one must be handled and priced accordingly.

The below prices are based on instruments in good playing condition. Additional costs for repairs may be needed in order to complete the repair. Estimates will be provided before work is done. For any repairs not listed, please inquire by phone at 360-733-5840.

All estimates are good for 60 days after the date the estimate is made.

Restring, Tune & Polish (Does not include cost of strings)

  • 6 String Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Dulcimer —$15
  • Banjo, Mandolin — $20
  • 12 String Guitar. Classical (Nylon), Floating Bridge (Floyd Rose) — $25

Set-Up/PC  (Does not include cost of strings)

Includes: adjust truss rod, nut slots, bridge radius, check & clean electronics,  pick-up height, intonation, tighten all screws, check braces (acoustic), polish frets, condition fingerboard & instrument, restring. For extra dirty instruments, as determined by our tech, we will estimate an additional cleaning cost.  If any other issues are found, customer will be called with additional estimate before we proceed with work.

  • 6 String Guitar, Bass  — $35 – $45
  • 12 String Guitar, Classical (Nylon), Banjo — $45
  • Electric with Floating Tremolo Bridge (Floyd Rose) — $65

Fretwork (Does not include cost of strings)

  • Fret Dress – Level, Crown, Polish Frets (includes Set-Up) — $75 – $130
  • Partial Re-Fret – Unbound Fingerboard — $20 ea. + Set-Up Charge (varies by instrument)
  • Partial Re-Fret – Bound Fingerboard  — $30 ea. + Set-Up Charge (varies by instrument)
  • Partial Re-Fret – Gibson Style w/Nibs, Lacquered Maple  — $35 ea. + Set-Up Charge (varies by instrument)
  • Complete Re-Fret – Unbound Fingerboard  — $300 (Includes Set-Up)
  • Complete Re-Fret – Bound Fingerboard — $375  (Includes Set-Up)
  • Complete Re-Fret – Gibson Style w/nibs, Lacquered Maple Fingerboard  — $425  (Includes Set-Up)

Nut & Saddle (Does not include strings)

  • Bone Micarta
    • 6 String Guitar, Bass, Banjo — $35     + Set-up Charge
    • 12 String, Mandolin — $45     + Set-up Charge
  • Pre-Slotted (plastic, Graphtec, tusq)  — $20  + Price of Nut
  • Compensated Bone or Plastic Saddle —  By estimate (Set-Up Charge + your choice of saddle)

Bridge Work (Includes Set-Up. Cost of strings added separately)

  • Re-glue Bridge  — $75-$100
  • New Bridge    — $175
  • Fill and Re-Rout Saddle Slot  — $90
  • Install Plate Mate  — $40 + Part

Electronic Wiring

  • Install Under Saddle Acoustic Pick-Up System (Includes Restring)  — $65
  • Install Soundhole Acoustic System with endpin jack (Includes Restring)  — $45
  • Replace Pick-Up on Solid Body Guitar  — $30 ea.
  • Replace Jack    — $20
  • Replace Pot — $30, additional, $15 ea.
  • Replace Switch  — $30 – $50
  • Archtop Wiring — By estimate only
  • Complete Re-Wiring  — By estimate only

Additional Repairs

  • Replace Tuners  —  $15 plus Restring Charge
  • Headstock, Neck Crack Repairs    — By estimate only
  • Remove and Replace Martin Style Pickguard — $75
  • Custom Pickguard — By estimate only

Case Repairs

  • Latch  —  $30 for 1 latch, 2+ at $25 each
  • Hinge  —  $30
  • Case Strap   —   $30
  • Handle   —   $35-45
  • Tape case exterior  —  $33
  • Reinforce edges  —  $12/ea
  • Replace feet/corners  —  $15 ea
  • Re-attach interior   —  $15
  • Add wheels  —   $100 and up (by estimate)