Acoustic and electric
Guitars and basses
Ukuleles and more 

We repair:

Mandolins and banjos

Repairs Price List

Effective 2019. All prices include GST and are subject to change. Most prices do not include parts or strings. These prices should be regarded as a guide only. Many factors may influence the time taken to perform these jobs and may alter the cost accordingly. Discounts available for school instruments. 

Prices are in Australian dollars.


Setups and fret work:- All fret work includes a setup and fretwire.

All setups require new strings.

Add $40 for guitars with a floating tremolo bridge.

Standard refret - includes leveling of fretboard                  $350 (+$70 for stainless steel frets)

Refret on a lacquered fretboard - including respraying                    $430 

Partial refret - first 4 or 5 frets                                             $230 + $15 for every fret past the 5th

Fret dressing - leveling, polishing frets plus setup                             $190

Fretless - removing frets, filling fret slots and setting up                  $190

Setup - acoustic or electric. Includes restringing, cleaning, nut work, truss rod adjustment, saddle height and intonation adjustment, fretboard oiling, pickup height adjustment, battery check, electrical contact cleaning, etc. No fret work            $65

Setup - electric with floating tremolo bridge. No fret work              $90

Locking off a floating tremolo bridge into a fixed position. Completely reversible     $20


Nuts and saddles

New bone nut                                                              $60 or $110 with a setup

New brass nut                                                              $90 or $120 with a setup

New bone saddle                                                         $45 or $90 with a setup

Installation of moulded plastic/synthetic nut         $35 or $85 with a setup

Installation of moulded plastic/synthetic saddle    $35 or $75 with a setup



Repairing broken headstock, basic job including a small amount of touch up lacquer work 


As above, but with reinforcing "biscuits", colour matching, lacquering, polishing, etc. $350

Reshaping neck profile with oil finish                              $190

Removal and replacement of a preslotted fretboard      $540

Installation of "Shubb" banjo capo                                     $30

Bridge work:- includes setup work

Remove and reglue original bridge                                   $90

Replace original with custom bridge                                POA

Shaving acoustic bridge to lower action                           $90

Hipshot "trem setter" installation                                        $150

Floyd Rose installation                                                         $320


Pickup installation

Standard acoustic piezo with output jack                         $80

Piezo and preamp                                                                $120

Electric guitar                                                                        $80-$120


Left handed:- Conversion of a right-handed guitar to a left-handed one and vice versa plus a setup. Does not include replacement of original pickguard.

Basic job - nut and saddle work                                         $80

As above, but with rerouting saddle slot                           $160

Lacquer work

Respray acoustic top                                                            $370

Respray acoustic guitar                                                       $500

I no longer spray coloured lacquer on electric guitar bodies, but if a clear finish is required, give me a call.

Touch up work to dents, cracks, etc. POA

Other work

Copying a pickguard from a broken original. Not including pickguard blank    $90

Reglue loose braces                           $40 for the first. $20 for each subsequent brace

Replace acoustic top                         $750

 We Also Do

Electric guitar wiring modifications  // Mother of Pearl inlay work  // Strap pin installations  // Restringing  // Tuning machine replacements  // Free lesson on restringing your own guitar