Fretted Instrument Repair

General Repair Pricing
The repair shop at Hickey's Music Center is pleased to offer free estimates on services in addition to those listed on these lists. Additional charges apply for cleaning silver or gold plated instruments. Prices do not include parts. Professional instruments may require more time to fine tune the repair and may cost more. Verbal repair estimates are always free.
Shop Rate $60.00/hour
Minimum shop charge $15.00
Minimum pickup/delivery charge $25.00
Case repair By estimate
Insurance estimates/appraisals $25.00
Verbal, non-written estimates/appraisals Free


Basic Repairs & Maintenance Pricing
Prices do NOT include parts.
Restring
$10.00 plus strings
  • Replace strings with new.
  • Clean neck & fingerboard.
  • Minor fret re-crowning and touchup as needed.
  • Strings not included - sold separately. See Guitar String Catalog for pricing.
Complete Setup $45 - $80 plus strings
  • Replace strings with new.
  • Clean neck & fingerboard.
  • Adjust nut, saddle & truss rod
  • Lubricate tuners where appropriate
  • Recrown frets as needed
  • Adjust action to desired playing level
  • Clean body
  • Clean electronics
  • Adjust and set intonation
  • Strings not included - sold separately. See Guitar String Catalog for pricing.


Special Repairs Pricing
Prices do NOT include parts.
Braces - reglue $30 to $90
Bridge - repair cracks $60 to $80
Bridge - reglue $60
Bridge (Electric) - install $50 and up
Clean & Polish $25 to $50
Cracks/Separations $15 to $20 per inch
Fret Board - level & dress frets $40 to $60
Fret Board - re-fret (no binding) $180
Fret Board - re-fret (w/binding, no nibs) $230
Fret Board - re-fret (w/binding & nibs) $290
Fret Replacement - no binding $12 per fret
Fret Replacement - with binding $15 per fret
Head Stock - repair $60 to $250
Hum & Electrostatic Shielding - install $55 to $75
Neck - plane & re-fret $50 plus Fret Board job
Neck - truss rod adjustment $15 to $20
Neck - reset on body (electric) $40 to $175
Neck - rest on body (acoustic) By estimate only
Nut $20 to $75
Output Jack - install $15 to $35
Pick Guard - replace $35 to $50
Pickup - install synth pickup $35
Pickup - replacement $20 and up
Pots - clean & lubricate $15 and up
Pots - replace ?
Preamp - install $35 and up
Saddle $35 to $60
Strap Button - install $10 to $15
Switch Install - mini toggle or push/pull pot $15 to $35
Switch Replacement $35
Tailpiece - run ground on solid body $35
Transducer Installation* - mic $35 to $55
Transducer Installation* - preamp $35 and up
Transducer Installation* - saddle type $55
Transducer Installation* - sound hole w/endpin jack $35
Tuner Replacement (parts not included) $10