Kitchener-Waterloo-Guitar-Repair

By: Kitchener Waterloo Guitar Repair  09-12-2011
Keywords: guitar, Banjo, Guitar Repair

An electric guitar is a precision instrument. To get the best from your guitar and from yourself as a player it is important that your guitar is set up to suit your playing style and your preferences.

You often hear people talk about a guitar's "action". Action is not just about string height, it's about the whole way a guitar feels when you play it. Factors that affect the action include the amount of neck relief and the way the nut is cut as well as the string height. I'll make your guitar play as well, and often better than it's ever done!

A normal set up consists of:

  1. full evaluation of guitar

  2. check for any loose frets

  3. clean frets

  4. adjust neck relief

  5. check and adjust nut slots - lubricate with graphite

  6. clean and lubricate the bridge

  7. adjust tremolo action to owner's preferences

  8. check and adjust bridge saddles

  9. set bridge height

  10. set intonation

  11. adjust pickup height

  12. check and tighten all screws

  13. lemon-oil rosewood fretboard if necessary

  14. clean and polish & set up new strings

*If a fret dress is required this will be performed for an additional charge after consultation with the owner.

Acoustic Guitar setup consists of:

  1. full evaluation of guitar

  2. check for any loose frets

  3. clean frets

  4. adjust neck relief

  5. check and adjust nut slots

  6. clean and adjust saddle action to owners preferences

  7. set intonation

  8. check and tighten all screws

  9. lemon-oil rosewood fretboard if necessary

  10. clean and polish

  11. fit new strings

All Guitars and Instruments serviced by Don't Fret It Guitar Repair are guaranteed and come with a one year warranty of service. Here at Don't Fret It Guitar Repair I meet with each customer personally so I can insure that your needs are met precisely and cost-effectively.

Repair work, Vintage Restorations, Guitar Set-ups, Pickup Installations, intonations and Fretwork are done with care to perfection because we here at Don't Fret It Guitar Repair know how fragile and important your instrument is to you.

Don't Fret It Guitar Repair uses StringTech's newly engineered "TechDeck" Workstation that stands alone as the  fastest, easiest, most versatile and safest way to handle valuable instruments for re-stringing, set-ups, fret work, wiring, gluing operations, adjustments, restoration and hundreds of other repairs and adjustments. I never put a instrument in a vice or any other type of tool or apparatus that would cause any kind of stress to your instrument.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have or to make an appointment to come see my home workshop.

Restring

Acoustic

$12.00

Classical

$13.00

Twelve String

$17.00

Electric/Acoustic (Guitar or Bass)

$10.00

Electric (Floating Vibrato)

$13.00

Banjo

$13.00

Mandolin

$13.00

Violin/Viola

$17.00

Auto Harp

$88.00

Auto Harp (tune only)

$33.00

 *Clean/oil finger board & polish frets add $12.00

Intonation

Electric/Acoustic (Guitar or Bass) - May require complete setup

$12.00

Electric (Floating Vibrato) - May require complete setup

$22.00

Setup

Acoustic

$40.00

Classical

$45.00

Twelve String

$55.00

Electric/Acoustic (Guitar or Bass)

$40.00

Electric (Floating Vibrato)

$50.00

Banjo

$45.00

Banjo - Install new head

$45.00

Mandolin

$45.00

Violin/Viola

$65.00

Cello/Bass

$88.00

Nut Install (Hand Cut and Fit)

Acoustic

$45.00

Classical

$45.00

Twelve String

$55.00

Electric (Guitar or Bass)

$45.00

Banjo

$45.00

Mandolin

$45.00

Saddle Install (Hand Cut and Fit)

Acoustic

$45.00

Twelve String

$65.00

Compensated Steel String

$88.00

Compensated 12 String

$130.00

Oversized Compensated

$135.00

Classical

$33.00

Compensated Classical

$75.00

Repair price guide is on the Repairs page

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Banjo, Fret, guitar, Guitar Repair

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