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We offer full-service guitar/stringed instrument repair, on-site at our downtown Lawrence location. Our rates are competitive and our turn around times are quick. To inquire about repairs, pop in and see us anytime during business hours or contact us for an estimate. 

Meet our Certified Luthier

CHAD VIETTI, Repair Shop Lead

Chad Vietti, a recent Arizona transplant, graduated from the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, where he received his accreditation as a certified luthier. Besides his passion for guitar repair & custom builds, Chad also brings with him several years of guitar teaching experience, specializing in fingerstyle. 

At Roberto-Venn, he built both electric and acoustic guitars in an intensive, 880-hour building course, crafting instruments from start to finish. Everything from neck carving, hand-cut inlay, electronics work, finishing and wood milling - you name it, he's done it! Not to mention, plenty of hands-on setup & repair work.

Whether it's a "beater" that needs to be made playable, a vintage instrument that requires intensive restoration or even a newer guitar that just needs a little tweak to play its best, Chad can help!

Contact us today for a quote. 

Guitarma repair shop price list

The following list is meant to provide a rough estimate on starting prices for most jobs. Prices are subject to change based on in-person evaluations and customer requests.

Includes fretboard conditioning, fret polish and light-duty cleaning of the instrument. Price does not include strings.
– 6-string electric/acoustic guitar, bass: $25 + strings
– 12-string/classical guitar, folk instrument, Floyd Rose: $35 + strings

Includes setting truss rod relief, string height, tremolo balance, nut slot depth, intonation, pickup height/balance, and a restring if desired. Prices do not include strings.
– Acoustic guitar: $60 (add $20 for 12-string)
– Electric guitar: $75 (add $20 for Floyd Rose)
– Bass guitar: $75
– Mandolin: $75
– Banjo: $75

– Fret dress (level/crown/polish): $120 [includes a $20 discount on setup]
– Complete refret: $300 (add $75 for fretboards with binding or finish, add $150 for stainless steel fretwire)
– Partial refret: $20/fret
– Smooth fret ends: $30 (add $70 for fingerboards with finish)

Custom Nuts and Saddles
– Bone nut: $75 (add $25 for 12-string)
– Bone saddle: $65
*Other materials including Graph Tech, ivory, ebony, Corian, and mother of pearl nuts and saddles are also available. [$20 discount on setup with new nut/saddle]

Common Structural Repairs
Price does not include parts/materials.
– Crack repair (top, back, sides): $25 per cleat needed (typically at least 2)
– Reglue bridge (acoustic): $100 (add $25 for 12 string)
– Bridge replacement: $200 + saddle [custom bridge prices vary]
– Headstock repair: $150+ [$100 for simple break/glue]
– Replace broken tuner- $25 per tuner labor only
– Install new tuning machines- no modifications: $60 labor only
– Install new tuning machines - fill screw holes & finish touchup: $150
– Reglue loose braces: $60+ per brace
– Reglue loose binding: $15 per inch
– Plug & Re-cut Saddle slot: $75
– Neck resets: $400+

Price does not include parts/materials.
– Electric pickup installation: $40+ per pickup
– Switch replacement: $40
– Potentiometer replacement: $40
– Output jack replacement: $25
– Acoustic pickup installation: $50-100 depending on type
– Acoustic on-board preamp installation (w/ routing): $200
– Complete rewire: $200 (add $100 for hollow body)
* Electronics prices do not include components

To inquire about guitar and stringed instrument repairs, contact us or pop in for a visit!