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...
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There is never a charge for estimates!
***Estimates for any unlisted repairs or mods cannot be given over the phone or by email without actually seeing the instrument - or at least by clear, accurate photos sent to me of the problem via email.
Standard Shop Rate - The standard, hourly shop rate for unlisted, unusual or particularly labor-intensive repairs or modifications.
Some large repairs may require the job to be stretched out over a period of days, in small periods, for which the bench time will be recorded by the minute and accumulated.$45 per hour.
Setup includes : Evaluation, removal of old strings, inspect internally for loose braces or cracks (acoustics), evaluate and re-seat or glue down any loose fret ends (within reason), clean the fingerboard and frets, oil fingerboard, check electronics and clean pots/switches (if necessary), tighten tuners and any hardware, clean neck and body (within reason***), check and file nut slots (if necessary), shave or shim bridge saddle (acoustics), adjust bridge saddles for action height (+ leveling floating trems), adjust truss rod, adjust pickups optimally, set intonation with a strobe tuner, restring with player’s string choice, tune to pitch and stretch in 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...)
*** If your guitar is overly dirty, expect an additional labor charge of $45.00, I can't honestly let a dirty guitar leave my shop....
Acoustic 6 string – $50
Electric or Acoustic 12 string or Classical – $100
Electric Hardtail and Bass – $70
Electric with Bigsby or Floating / Locking Tremolo – $110
Bass with adjustable bridges - $80.00
Prices include re-setup. Re-fret includes fret-wire as well.
Full Fret Dress/Level – $250
Partial Fret Dress – $120
Full Re-fret unbound rosewood/ebony fingerboard – $450
Full Re-fret bound or maple fingerboard – ASK
Partial Re-fret – $35 per fret
File sharp ends from fingerboard dehydration – $45
Any fret work involving stainless steel +30%
NUTS AND SADDLES
Nut Slot Filing on existing nut – Shop rate / Minute
Acoustic Saddle Replace/Retrofit - Shop rate / 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.
Volume or Tone Pot, Switch Replace: Shop rate/Minute
Pickup Replacement: Shop rate/Minute
Pickup Routing: Shop Rate/Minute
Pickup Wax Potting: Helps to eliminate squeal and feedback - ASK !
Pickup Rewinding: ASK !
Any Custom Wiring: Shop Rate/Minute
Direct retrofit with no drilling - Shop rate/Minute
Direct with drilling new mount holes - Shop rate/Minute
Boring from ‘vintage’ size to ‘modern type’ 10mm install - Shop rate/Minute
OTHER MISC. REPAIRS
Re-glue Acoustic Bridge:
Remove lifting bridge, clean, prep, and re-glue with
hot hide 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:
Let's discuss what you want - We are negotiable, it can be done!!!