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REPAIRS


REPAIR SHOP NOW OPEN!
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 to 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 need 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.


Restring
Includes fretboard conditioning, fret polish and light-duty cleaning of the instrument. Price does not include strings.
– 6-string guitar, classical, bass, banjo, mandolin: $25 + strings
– 12-string: $40 + strings
– With Floyd Rose: $50 + strings

Setups
Includes setting truss rod relief, string height, tremolo balance, nut slot depth, intonation, pickup height/balance. Price does not include strings.
– Acoustic guitar: $60 + strings (add $25 for 12-string)
– Electric guitar: $75 + strings (add $25 for Floyd Rose)
– Bass guitar: $75 + strings
– Mandolin: $75 + strings
– Banjo: $75 + strings

Fretwork
– Fret level/dress: $100 [includes a $20 discount on setup]
– Complete refret: $300 (add $75 for fretboards with binding, add $150 for stainless steel fretwire, add $75 for maple fingerboard/fingerboard with finish)
– Partial refret: $25/fret
– Smooth fret ends: $30

Nuts and Saddles
– Bone nut: $75 (add $30 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 inch
– Reglue bridge (acoustic): $150
– Bridge replacement: $300 + saddle [$200 for stock martin-style bridge]
– 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+

Electronics
Price does not include parts/materials.
– Electric pickup installation: $30+ per pickup
– Switch replacement: $30
– Potentiometer replacement: $30
– Output jack replacement: $25
– Acoustic pickup installation: $75
– Acoustic on-board preamp installation (w/ routing): $200
– Complete rewire: $150 (add $50 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!