Guitar & amplifier repair prices

The guitar & amplifier repair prices included below should be used as a guide only. We can give quotations (estimates) on various guitar repairs, based on our rate of £25 per hour (excluding materials). All prices listed include VAT at 20%.

We cannot list every possible repair available so please contact us if you require additional pricing information. Many of the procedures listed include set-up costs & the guide price will reflect this. We do recommend correct setting up of instruments on certain installations (see guitar repairs page for details). Please contact us if you would like more information on our guitar & amplifier repair prices. Amplifier servicing/repair prices can be found lower down page. 

Payment:

All bills will be settled upon completion of work to your satisfaction. Payment will be required upon collection of instrument(s). We will only dispatch your instrument(s) once payment has cleared (courier service only). You will receive an itemised invoice either by email or when you collect your instrument or amplifier. This will include details repair work done, parts used & courier fees (if applicable). Details of payment methods below. 

Cash: Accepted when collecting instruments or amplifiers from our repair centres
Paypal: Normally used when customers are unable to get to our repair centres. Email address for making Paypal payments: info@guitarlodge.co.uk
Cheques: Please make all cheques payable to S Barratt.
Bank transfer: We accept direct transfers from your bank, (details provided at time of payment).
Credit cards: We accept credit cards via Paypal including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express.

Guitar & bass repair prices:

Professional guitar set-ups:
Electric, acoustic & bass guitar setups (no tremolo system) £40 + strings
Tremolo equipped guitars £45 + strings
12 string guitars £55 + strings
Guitar restring:
Acoustic, bass non tremolo guitars £10 + strings
Floyd Rose type tremolo £15 + strings
12 string £15 + strings
Fret dress & set-up:
Complete fret dress & pro set-up £75 + strings
Partial fret dress & pro set-up £55 + strings
Re-fretting, including pro set-up. (Add £60 for Stainless Steel).
Rosewood, Ebony & similar unbound from £140
Bound fingerboard from £150
Re-fret & lacquer Maple fingerboard from £160
Partial re-fret & dress (maximum 5 frets, after which full re-fret is needed) from £85
Guitar headstock break repair:
Re-glue & finish from £60
Re-glue, splint & finish from £130
Reset guitar neck angle (Including set-up)
Electric bolt-on £65
Acoustic guitar (dovetail joint) £250
Acoustic guitar bolt-on neck £140
Replacement top-nuts (Normally combined with a set-up)
Moulded pre-slotted. Bone, Brass, Graphite, Tusq (Graphtech) £25 + cost of nut
Uncut blank (custom spacing). Bone, Brass, Graphite, Micarta £30 + cost of nut
Compensated nut (better intonation) £40 + cost of nut
Replacement acoustic saddles (Including set-up)
Acoustic (non electro). Compensated pre-cut. Bone, Tusq, Micarta £50 + cost of saddle
Electro acoustic. Compensated pre-cut. Bone, Tusq, Micarta £55 + cost of saddle
Acoustic guitar repairs:
Re-attach lifted bridge (Including set-up) from £80 + parts
Loose braces (providing there is no other humidity damage or warping) £20 per brace
Cracks, splits & other structural damage from £25 then hourly rate.
For acoustic guitar neck resets please see (reset neck angle) higher up page
Pickup installations:
Same size with no routing. £25 for first one – £10 each additional + parts
Routing required to guitar body. £35 for first one – £20 each additional + parts
Replace/upgrade under saddle transducer (including set-up) £55 + parts
Install Piezo bridge system (including set-up) from £70 + parts
Acoustic preamp installation inc under saddle transducer (including set-up) from £60 + parts
Electronic repairs:
Replacement of switch, pot, input jack socket etc £15 + parts. Add £10 for archtop type guitars.
Rewiring on electric guitar or bass from £35 + parts. Add £20 for archtop type guitars
Full screening of control cavity (reduce hum & interference) from £35
Custom electronic modifications:
All electronic modifications are charged at our hourly rate. As a guide, a kill switch may only take half an hour to install & would cost £15 which is our minimum fee. On the other hand, a coil tapping mod with series parallel switching would take well over an hour (£25+). Please contact us for a quote if you are considering custom wiring mods to your instrument. 
Installation of bridges & tremolo systems:
Replace bridge. Strat, Tele, tune-o-matic Gibson etc. (set-up optional) from £25 + parts
Bigsby tremolo & similar (set-up required) from £65 + parts
Floyd Rose type tremolo. Replace existing & no routing (set-up required) from £65 + parts
Floyd Rose type tremolo. Routing work to guitar (set-up required) from £140 + parts
Guitar re-finishing:
Finishes available are French polish, oil varnish, nitro-cellulose, acrylic and polyurethane. 
Sprayed finishes can be matt, satin, semi-gloss or high gloss.
Body:
Block colour from £180
Metallic/pearlescent from £240
2 or 3 tone sunburst from £240
Rub down worn top-coat apply clear lacquer & polish from £150 
Stripping finish back to wood from £30 – £80 depending in time required
Monterey Strat finish. Fiesta red, Sonic blue or Vintage white from £450
Custom work. Please contact us.
Neck:
Block colour from £65
Metallic/pearlescent from £85
Sunburst from £90
Rub down worn top-coat apply clear lacquer & polish from £70
stripping finish back to wood from £20 – £60 depending on time required
Inlays:
The cost of inlay takes into account any re-finishing and/or other processes necessary. For example, inlaying the fingerboard requires that the frets be lifted before inlay and re-fretted after the inlay has been levelled. Inlay on body or headstock will almost always need some local re-finishing work.
Fingerboard inlay:
Block or split block inlay (Gibson style) from £225
Custom inlay pattern or personal graphic from £250
Headstock inlay:
Graphic or logo etc from £125

Amplifier servicing rates:

Our rates for servicing amplifiers are £30 for the first hour, this is our standard minimum bench fee for all amp related repairs-servicing & then £25 per hour there-after. As a rough guide, to strip down a typical valve amplifier (Marshall, Laney, Mesa Boogie etc) & carry out our standard servicing procedures (see amplifier servicing) requires approximately 2 hours labour. We cannot give accurate quotations on servicing as no two amplifiers needs are identical. Labour rates include any minor parts & small repairs that may be required. Larger items like filter capacitors, valves etc are not included. We offer competitive prices on these & other amp parts.

Amplifier valves/tubes:

Please see our on-line valve shop for pricing on amplifier valves/tubes.

Valve amplifier servicing:

Full service including removal of amp from chassis, inspection, testing, valve testing & replacement if required, bias checking/setting, cleaning of all components, minor fault repairs, re-assembly PAT test, full report. from £50 + parts (if required)

Solid state (Transistor) amplifier servicing:

Full service including removal of amp from chassis, inspection, testing, cleaning of all components, minor fault repairs, re-assembly PAT test, full report. from £45 + parts (if required)

Amplifier repair rates:

Our rates for repairing amplifiers are £30 for the first hour, this is our standard minimum bench fee for all amp related repairs-servicing & then £25 per hour there-after. We cannot give accurate quotations on repairs but will do our best to give a guide price once we have done some tests on the bench, although please remember other faults can & often do emerge during the repair process. Labour rates include any minor parts that may be required, larger items like filter capacitors & valves etc are not included but we offer good prices on these & many other amp parts.

Amplifier restorations:

Restorations involve many hours of labour & sourcing of often hard to find, or expensive parts. We will always do our best to give a guide quote in these circumstances & keep you informed on progress. Deposits may be required on certain amp restorations.

Modifications:

Any amplifier modifications will incur our minimum £30 charge & £25 per hour after that + parts.