Repair & Service Pricing

Bill Hodge is a highly experienced luthier who has been building custom handcrafted guitars and doing guitar repairs in his shop since 2007. Bill's philosophy is that every guitar should be treated and handled with the expertise and care that only an experienced luthier can provide. Using this experience, Bill repairs and restores guitars and other fretted instruments of all ages. His customers include musicians at all skill levels and experience, from folks who pick and strum on the weekend to performing professionals. The Rhema guitars shop is climate and humidity controlled to aid in the best possible care of your instrument.

 

The prices below reflect some of the current repair pricing at Rhema Guitars. While these are the prices one could expect from many repair shops, repair rates can vary.  This custom shop's overhead costs are on par with those of any other profession. While this list reflects prices one would expect to pay, rates may vary. Expect to pay by the hour for some extensive restoration jobs at the shop minimum of $50 per hour. Prices below are for the current fiscal year.

 

ACOUSTIC

 

SET UP $75.00 + cost of Strings ~ Includes Neck adjust, action adjustment at nut and saddle, tighten tuner mounting screws and nuts, lubricate tuning machines (where applicable), general clean up, restring.(12 string - add $35.00)

 

NEW NUT- $75.00 may or may not include raw material. If your guitar has worn frets, a bowed neck, or an ill fitting saddle, expect additional cost to correct these problems. Rhema Guitars will not install a new nut if other problems are not also addressed.(12 string - add $35.00)

NEW SADDLE- $50.00 may or may not include raw material. Same qualifications as with "new nut".

 

RE-GLUE BRIDGE- $125.00 Remove and refit old bridge. Minimal finish touch up included.(12 string - add $35.00) .

REPLACE BRIDGE- $125.00 + cost of factory made bridge ,approximately $30.00 + cost of new saddle (sometimes). (12 string - add $35.00)

 

HANDMADE BRIDGE- $250.00 and up, by quote. Handmade bridges may be necessary for vintage Gibson, Martin, Guild, and custom bridge replacements including classical and flamenco guitars.

 

REPLACE  TUNERS- $60 and up. Seems like a simple job, but can he fraught with various complications.

 

FRET LEVELING ("Filing", "Dressing"...) $100.00 and up. Worn or uneven frets can be filed level in many cases, if there will remain enough height on the fret to suit the customer. Frets must be lowered to the height of the lowest pit that can be found. Sometimes, replacing the most worn frets is necessary. Includes "set up" adjustments. Add $25.00 for finished maple fretboards.

 

RE-FRET- $15.00 per fret, plus the set up charge Add $50 for fretboards with binding. New nut or saddle may be necessary. Shop minimum may also apply.(12 string - add $35.00)

 

NECK RE-SET- $300.00 and up. Remove neck. Re-cut heel/body angle to correct high action. Replace neck. New saddle often included, but new nut often extra. Additional fret work and bridge work may also be necessary.(12 string - add $35.00) (On classical and flamenco guitars, removing frets to level fretboard, then reinstallation of frets will be necessary  in the case of one piece necks with Spanish Heel. (add $50))

 

CRACK REPAIR- $30 per inch or by quote (particularly for shattered areas). Includes glue and brush touch up with appropriate finish. Cleating (installing small patches of wood inside guitar to reinforce repair) as necessary. Repairs of this nature are often not invisible.

 

HEADSTOCK CRACK- $150.00 and up, by quote. Glue, seal and re-finish area. Repairs of this nature are often not invisible, but finish should be smooth.

 

INSTALL "UNDER SADDLE" PICK UP - $75.00 - 150.00. Expand end pin hole to accommodate jack. Wire pickup to pre-amp and jack. Fit and re-size old saddle for proper action and contact with pickup. May require new saddle and re-rout of saddle slot(additional). There are other variables relating to pre-amps which must be individually quoted. Condition of bridge and neck angle may be factors in the appropriateness of an under the saddle pickup.

 

DIAGNOSE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM - Shop minimum.

 

HUMIDIFY GUITAR - Shop minimum. Particularly during the dry times of year, instruments may need to be humidified before repairs and adjustments can be made.

 

ELECTRIC

 

SET UP $75.00+ Strings Includes Neck adjust, action adjustment at nut and saddle, minor fret work, tighten tuner screws and nuts, lubricate tuning machines, general clean up, restring. Floating tremolo, Floyd Rose style may cause higher rates

 

NEW NUT- $75.00 may or may not include raw material. If your guitar has worn frets, a bowed neck, or an ill fitting saddle, expect additional cost to correct these problems. Rhema Guitars will not install a new nut if other problems are not also addressed.

 

REPLACE TUNERS- $60 and up. Seems like a simple job, but can he fraught with various complications.

 

FRET LEVELING ("Filing", "Dressing"...) $100.00 and up. Worn or uneven frets can he filed level in many cases, if there will remain enough height on the fret to suit the customer (and practical playability). Frets must be lowered to the height of the lowest pit that can be found. Sometimes, replacing the most worn frets is appropriate. Includes "set up" adjustments. Add $25 for finished Maple fretboards.

 

RE-FRET- 15.00 per fret, plus set up charge. Add $50 for fretboards with binding. Add $50.00 for finished maple fretboards. New nut may be necessary. Shop minimum may also apply.

 

HEADSTOCK CRACK- $150.00 and up, by quote. Glue, touch up. Repairs often not invisible, but finish should be smooth

 

FINISH TOUCH UP-$50.00 and up, by quote.

 

DIAGNOSE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM-Shop minimum Rhema Guitars will charge a minimum to diagnose electrical problems if work is not performed. Time is money.

 

REPLACE JACK-$25.00 plus part Note: Archtop guitars will often incur $75.00 additional to remove and re-install wiring harness for all electrical work.

 

REPLACE PICKUP-$50.00 and Up per pickup

 

REPLACE VOLUME/TONE POT -$25.00 per pot, plus cost of part

 

ROUT NEW POCKET-$50.00 PLUS install pickup price

 

REPLACE SWITCH-$25.00- $50.00 per switch, plus part.

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