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. There are lots of variables involved in repair work, so expect some things to be priced by quote only.

Banjo Repair

Banjo Setup, Complete/ head adjustment, truss rod, coordinator rod adjustment, Nut action corrected, string change (strings not included) $60.00
Change Banjo Head Mylar, (most) plus cost of head $55.00
Change Banjo Head, Real Skin (most) plus cost of head $95.00
Banjo Nut, bone $45.00
5th string spikes, each (includes the spike/s) $10.00
Fret Dress, level, crown and polish (no frets get replaces during this procedure) $125.00
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  $225.00
Complete Refret, with binding $275.00
Heel Reshape, (adjusts neck for lower action or higher bridge) AKA neck reset $125.00
Repair Broken Headstock (depends on the severity) $100.00 to $350.00 by quote
Heel re-cut, (more room for head adjustment) 95.00
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 $125.00
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  $225.00
Complete Refret, with binding $275.00
Restring, (plus cost of strings) $20.00
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 $175.00
Replace Bridge plate, $190.00
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, each $75.00
Mandolin Nut, bone $50.00
Re-shape tone bars, (mandolin only) gives more volume and a better sounding mandolin. $175.00
Restring, (plus cost of strings) $20.00
Mandolin Bridge Seat and fit to top of mandolin, does not include bridge $50.00
Fret Dress, level, crown and polish $125.00
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  $225.00
Complete Refret, with binding $275.00
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) $300.00

Violin Repair

Bow Rehair – includes hair $60.00

Autoharp Repair

Change Strings – plus cost of strings $175.00
Tune – assuming the strings are in good condition $50.00
Shop Rate per Hour $60.00

 

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

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