Guitar, amplifier and musical instrument service & repairs

Our team of expert technicians have extensive experience servicing and repairing a wide range of instruments and brands from around the world. Guitars, amplifiers, pianos, brass & woodwind, no matter what instrument, if it makes noise (or currently doesn’t!), we can fix it. We can also modify or transform an instrument into your own vision. Check out our pricing structure below, get in contact for more info or to book your instrument in.

 

BASE FEES

Hourly rate: $100

Diagnostic fee for amplifiers: $80

Express surcharge: $50

Minimum bench fee: $35

Repair quotes: We require an up front, non-refundable fee of $80 for repair quotes. This will be deducted from the repair total once complete.

No fault found or warranty claim denied fee: $80 per unit

Guitars

Guitar restring & service

TYPE PRICE WHAT'S INCLUDED*

Acoustic (steel/nylon) or Bass guitar 

$50

Includes adjustment of truss rod, saddle, and nut height, intonation, hardware tightening, fingerboard cleaning and conditioning, light guitar cleaning, and restring. 

Electric, Tune-o-matic style bridge

$60

i.e. Les Paul, includes adjustment of truss rod, saddle, and nut height, intonation, hardware tightening, fingerboard cleaning and conditioning, light guitar cleaning, and restring.

Electric, bridge with individual adjustments

$70

i.e. Strat, includes adjustment of truss rod, saddle, and nut height, intonation, hardware tightening, fingerboard cleaning and conditioning, light guitar cleaning, and restring.

Electric, Floyd rose style tremolo

$80

Includes adjustment of truss rod, saddle, and nut height, intonation, hardware tightening, fingerboard cleaning and conditioning, light guitar cleaning, and restring.

Acoustic 12 string 

$75

Includes adjustment of truss rod, saddle, and nut height, intonation, hardware tightening, fingerboard cleaning and conditioning, light guitar cleaning, and restring.

* please note that no restring and service includes the cost of your new strings.

Guitar repairs

REPAIR PRICE DESCRIPTION

New nut

$50

Includes Graph tech pre-cut nut to suit any guitar.

Strap button install

$10

Installation, 2 x strap buttons included

Bone saddle

$150

Hand-crafted, custom fitted, and polished by our craftsmen. Includes basic setup.

Bone nut

$150

Hand-crafted, custom fitted, and polished by our craftsmen. Includes basic setup.

Restring

$40

Change strings only

GUITAR ELECTRONICS CUSTOMISATION & REPAIR

Prices may vary depending on the make/model of instrument and do not include the cost of parts.

REPAIR PRICE DESCRIPTION

INSTALL COMPONENT

$40+

Applies to a single potentiometer, jack, or switch. 
Additional fees may apply when installing Push/Pull pots, rotary switches, or other "non-standard" electronic components.

ELECTRIC PICKUP INSTALL

$50

Applies to dual and single pickup. Does not include modifying instrument to accommodate the pickup. Additional fees may apply to Active/Battery powered systems.

ACOUSTIC PICKUP

$50+

Additional fees may apply depending on the brand of pickup system.

GUT AND REWIRE OF ELECTRONICS

$100+

Fresh from scratch and out of the oven. Includes vintage cloth wire. $50 surcharge for semihollow and hollowbody guitars. Please consult out technicians regarding mods and custom wiring options.

GUITAR STRUCTURAL REPAIRS & RESTORATION

Prices may vary depending on the unique nature of each repair. Evaluation of the instrument is necessary for an accurate price quote.

REPAIR PRICE DESCRIPTION

HEADSTOCK REGLUE

$120+

Basic setup recommended. Does not include re-spray

BRIDGE REGLUE

$160+

Includes basic setup.

REGULE LOOSE BRACE

$120+

Basic setup recommended.

FRETDRESS

$170

A level, crown, and polish of the frets. Includes basic setup.

Amplifiers

TUBE AMPLIFIER REPAIRS

Prices may vary depending on the make/model of amplifier and do not include the cost of parts, electronic components, speakers or tubes.

REPAIR PRICE DESCRIPTION

AMP TUNE UP 

$150+

Includes a detailed internal and sonic assessment of the amplifier; tightening hardware, checking tubes, wiring, voltages, solder joints, tube sockets, capacitors and resistors; cleaning tube sockets, jacks, and pots. Includes Retube & Bias if necessary; price of tubes not included. $50 Surcharge for SVTs.

RETUBE AND BIAS

$100

Tubes are not included.

SPEAKER REPLACEMENT

$50

Speaker Cost not included

Brass & Woodwind

Labour: $150

Includes general service and clean of valves/mechanism. Re-pads and restoration options are available

Digital Pianos

Labour: $99+

As each piano / keyboard is unique, repairs will need to be quoted before we begin work.

Piano tuning

We use ACT Piano Service for tuning all of our pianos, give Nigel a call on 0415 739 904 or visit http://www.actpianoservice.com.au