Being a guitar builder I can perform all aspects of guitar repair too. I carry out my repair work with the same high standards as I do on a  Paxton guitar.


MAINTENANCE                                                           6 String                     12 String                          8 String



  Change strings..........................................................12                                 25                                      15

  Adjust truss rod........................................................10                                 20                                     15

  Regulate nut..............................................................10                                20                                     15

  Adjust saddle height.................................................10                                20                                      15

  Install strap button....................................................10

  Change machine heads.............................................20                                 40                                    30

  Install new nut from blank.........................................50                                 70                                    60


   Acoustic setup  -  Regulate nut, saddle and

   truss rod. Tighten loose hardware, clean

   fingerboard, restring and test play.

   New strings extra....................................................40                                 65                                    50


  Install pickup.............................................................30                                40                                   40

  Convert to left hand.................................................100                               125                                    125


FRETWORK



  Replace frets..................................................................20 ea.

  Full re-fret (unbound neck).........................................200

  Full re-fret (bound neck)..............................................250

  Fret dress......................................................................60

  Remove and replace inlays............................................pr/hr

  Fill divots in finger board..............................................pr/hr


BRIDGE WORK


 

  Re-glue bridge...............................................................50 + Setup

  Replace bridge.............................................................160 + Setup

  Slot modification............................................................25

  Replace saddle................................................................25

  Compensated saddle......................................................50

  Repair bridge plate.........................................................35


ELECTRIC  GUITAR WORK



  Re-spray solid color.....................................................250

  Sunburst......................................................................300

  Install new pickups........................................................50 +parts

  Replace pots and switches............................................20 ea. +parts

  Change pick-guard........................................................50 +parts

  Setup - Regulate nut, truss rod,

  and bridge. Tighten loose hardware,

  clean fingerboard, restring and test play......................40


RESTORATION



  Restoration work is done on a per hour basis.  An estimate will be given prior to the work                       

  commencing.

               

                Examples of work -     Reset neck (bolt on and dovetailed necks)

                                                          Glue up cracked headstock, stain to match and refinish

                                                          Replace soundboard.

                                                          Replace cracked side.

                                                          Strip and re-lacquer whole or part of guitar.

                                                          Replace or re-glue bindings













If there is something that is not listed here then I’m happy to do any repair job necessary to bring a           

guitar back to life.


I refinish with water-based lacquer or shellac depending on what the original finish is on the guitar. An oil finish can be applied upon request as-well as satin or semi gloss.


Bench rate is $30 per hour.




Prices valid until Jan 2011.



 

Custom re-spray with new hot pickups installed in new pick-guard.

Circa. 1920’s Gibson L5 before and after.