Bubble Up's Guitar Works
All prices listed are labor only – parts are not included. I have access to any part that may be required, even some vintage one's! Any repair work not listed here is subject to inspection and can be quoted accordingly...
We offer each Customer a 100% Free Evaluation of the instrument. We go over your instrument top to bottom, electronics included and then provide you with a full written analysis of what the current set up is and any "underlying" issues - that neither of us are aware of.... before we can quote you a "real" number without coming back to you and saying "ohhh we found this....." When I quote you a price - it doesn't change.
***Estimates for repairs or mods cannot be given over the phone or by email without actually seeing the instrument - Thank You
Standard Shop Rate - The standard, hourly shop rate for "unlisted, unusual or particularly labor-intensive" repairs or modifications is $65.00 per hour.
Some large repairs may require the job to be stretched out over a period of days, clamping and flattening can take a month, in small periods, for which the bench time will be recorded by the minute and accumulated @ $65 per hour (or $1.0883 per minute....)
Setup includes : Removal of old strings, internal evaluation of acoustic cavity, inspect internally for loose braces or cracks, evaluate and re-seat or glue down any loose fret ends (within reason), clean the fingerboard and polish frets, oil fingerboard, check electronics and clean pots/switches (if necessary), tighten tuners and any hardware, clean neck and body (within reason*), check and clean nut slots, shave or shim bridge saddle (acoustics), adjust bridge saddles for action height (electrics + leveling floating trems), adjust truss rod, adjust pickups optimally, set intonation with a Peterson strobe tuner, restring with player’s string choice, tune to pitch, stretch in, and final polish.
(NOTE: Setups are very dependent on the player’s playing style, chosen tuning and string gauge used – especially floating trem guitars. All instruments are setup to standard A440 tuning unless specified differently beforehand – the more information you give about how you like your guitar set, the better I can help you...)
~These prices reflect just setting up the instrument - without a need for any new parts - using existing parts ONLY~
Acoustic 6 string – $80
Classical (Nylon Stringed) - $120
Electric or Acoustic 12 string – $145
Electric / Acoustic 4 string Bass – $90
Non - Locking Tremolo - $125
Electric with Bigsby or Floating / Locking Tremolo – $155
Bass with adjustable bridges or more than 4 strings - $110
Full Fret Level & Crown, w/ Hand Polish of Frets and Body – $250 (includes a full set up & customer choice of strings)
"Pleking" of Frets - ask ! Yes we have access to a P L E K Machine
Prices below include: Fret Wire, Strings of Your Choice, and final Set-Up:
Full Re-fret unbound rosewood/ebony fingerboard – $275
Full Re-fret bound or maple fingerboard – $355
Partial Re-fret – Shop rate per minute (not recommended)
File sharp ends from fingerboard dehydration – $35
Any fret work involving stainless steel +30%
NUTS AND SADDLES
New Tusq. Brand Nuts and Saddles start at just $20.00 + Labor
Nut Slot Filing on existing nut – Shop rate per Minute
Acoustic Saddle Replace/Retrofit - Shop rate per Minute
NOTE: Semi-hollow guitars take longer, hourly bench rate applies. Installation of any components with a PC board (Pre-amps and Sustainers particularly) must be from a brand new, packaged units only.
Troubleshooting: First 15 mins – no charge, then shop rate applies ($1.0833 per minute).
Volume or Tone Pot, Switch Replace: Shop rate per Minute
Pickup Replacement: Shop rate per Minute
Pickup Routing: Will Quote
Pickup Wax Potting: Helps to eliminate squeal and feedback - ASK !
Pickup Rewinding: ASK !
Any Custom Wiring: Shop rate per Minute
Direct retrofit with no drilling - Shop rate per Minute
Direct with drilling new mount holes - Shop rate per Minute
Boring from ‘vintage’ size to ‘modern type’ 10mm install - Shop rate per Minute
OTHER MISC. REPAIRS
Re-glue Acoustic Bridge: Shop rate per Minute
Remove lifting bridge, clean, prep, and re-glue - Shop rate per Minute
Acoustic Structural Repairs:
Re-glue top and back cracks,
cracked/loose braces, etc. – Shop rate per Minute
Broken Headstocks/Necks – Quote on inspection
Custom Refinishing or Painting: Will Quote per Job!
Let's discuss what you want - We are negotiable, it can be done!!!