Luthier Price Guide

Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin Repair Shop price guide

This is a general guide to give you a pretty good idea of the cost of some of the most common repairs and setups here in the shop.  I will need to see the repair in order to give you an estimate on your job.

Banjo Repair

Banjo Setup, Complete/ head adjustment, truss rod, coordinator rod adjustment, Nut action corrected, string change (strings not included) $40.00
Change Banjo Head Mylar, (most) plus cost of head $45.00
Change Banjo Head, Real Skin (most) plus cost of head $80.00
Banjo Nut, bone $45.00
5th string spikes, each (includes the spike/s) $8.00
Fret Dress, level, crown and polish (no frets get replaces during this procedure) $95.00
Partial Refret, without binding (per fret) Plus $25.00 for the first fret $40.00 plus $15.00 per fret
Partial Refret, with binding (per fret) Plus $35.00 for the first fret $40.00 plus $18.00 per fret
Complete Refret, without binding  $200.00
Complete Refret, with binding $240.00
Heel Reshape, (adjusts neck for lower action or higher bridge) $85.00
Repair Broken Headstock (depends on the severity) $50.00 to $250.00
Heel re-cut, (more room for head adjustment) 75.00
Restring, (plus cost of strings) $20.00
Change all machine heads (old tuners are taken at the time of exchange) Tuners not included in this price $35.00
Replace friction 5th tuner with Geared, plus cost of tuner $20.00

Guitar Repair

Guitar Nut, bone $45.00
12-String, add $20.00
Saddle, bone $35.00
Fret Dress, level, crown and polish $95.00
Partial Refret, without binding (per fret) $40.00 plus $15.00 per fret
Partial Refret, with binding (per fret) $40.00 plus $18.00 per fret
Complete Refret, without binding  $200.00
Complete Refret, with binding $240.00
Restring, (plus cost of strings) $15.00
Fret Dress, level, crown and polish $85.00
Repair Broken Headstock (depends on the severity) $50.00 to $250.00
Re-glue loose brace, each (on average) $30.00
Neck Reset, Martin or Gibson $285.00
Guitar Bridge and saddle, build and install (includes all material and saddle) Brazilian Rosewood, when available, add $30.00 $155.00
Replace Bridge plate, $150.00
Re-glue lifting guitar bridge, (remove, clean and re-install) price may vary $95.00
Shave guitar bridge, to lower action at saddle $50.00
Install Acoustic Pickup, plus the cost of the pickup $75.00

Mandolin Repair

Re-glue loose brace, $50.00
Mandolin Nut, bone $50.00
Re-shape tone bars, (mandolin only) gives more volume and a better sounding mandolin. $85.00
Restring, (plus cost of strings) $20.00
Seat and fit mandolin bridge to top of mandolin, does not include bridge $50.00
Fret Dress, level, crown and polish $95.00
Partial Refret, without binding (per fret) Plus $25.00 for the first fret $40.00 plus $15.00 per fret
Partial Refret, with binding (per fret) Plus $35.00 for the first fret $40.00 plus $18.00 per fret
Complete Refret, without binding  $200.00
Complete Refret, with binding $240.00
Add Wedge Under Fingerboard: This allows a higher bridge or lower action on a mandolin often resulting in a louder instrument.  (Not recommended for some imports) $205.00

Violin Repair

Bow Rehair – includes hair $50.00

Autoharp Repair

Change Strings – plus cost of strings $150.00
Tune – assuming the strings are in good condition $40.00
Shop Rate per Hour $50.00

 

Richie Dotson
Acoustic Box LLC
11000 Long Branch Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 790-1705
Richie@AcouticBox.com

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