As of 8/30/2021 we are no longer taking in any structural repairs, headstock breaks, cracks, binding or finish work until further notice. We have been overloaded and need to get the backlog caught up! Thanks for your understanding!
Current time frame on general setups and minor repair: ~ 5 weeks.
***We are now taking appointments for setups and minor work. See below for information.***
The current time frame represents the work load we have in currently and is an estimate of when we will start work on your instrument. That does not mean it will be done exactly in that time frame. Some repairs can take extra time due to some unforeseen issue and the wait time will fluctuate. Anything that has finish work, extensive gluing, requiring specialized parts or custom parts will require more time and an estimate will be given after we have seen the instrument and have an idea of what it needs. If you request a specific tech to work on your instrument, that could add time to your repair. This is updated weekly and is only for general setups and repairs.
***To schedule an appointment for minor repairs, setups, electronics work etc. please send the MAKE, MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER of your instrument, a brief description of problems/necessary work, the tuning you would like, if you are bringing your own strings or plan on buying strings from us (include brand and gauge), if it will be in a gig bag, case, etc. and email that to email@example.com.****
If you have not brought work to us before, please include your phone number in the email so we can contact you when your instrument comes up.
Extensive repairs such as crack repair and finish work still needs to be brought into the shop for check-in.
Guitar Czar prides itself on expert luthier work and repairs on guitars and basses. Our repair techs have over 70 years of combined experience! In fact, some people won't let anyone else touch their instruments. We are an authorized repair shop for many top guitar brands such as Cordoba, Guild, ESP/LTD and Eastman.
TIME FRAMES ARE BASED ON CURRENT WORKLOAD AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. All work will be done in order of date received and time frames will be quoted at the time of drop off. We do not take reservations. Simple service items like restrings are usually done by the end of the next business day and are based on current workload. We do offer a RUSH fee of $50 for guaranteed turnaround of 3-4 days. Time frames for rush orders are based on current workload and could extend to 5 days. We also offer a same day RUSH fee of $100 and the instrument must be in by noon to guarantee same day service. We are happy to tune any guitar for free while you wait.
We do not offer amp repair. We recommend Nick Kiahtipes at DFXSLC.com (435-299-1284), or Mike Christensen at House of Guitars (801-322-4100).
Click HERE to meet our expert luthiers!
Basic scan: $25.00 - This will be applied to the cost of the full PLEK service if you decide to have the full service done.
Full PLEK fret dress: $235-245.00 (PLEK service includes a full setup)
Standard nickel re-fret: $385-$395 (Re-fret includes PLEK service and full setup)
Stainless Steel/EVO fretted instruments require a $60.00 upcharge
Other PLEK services:
PLEK fingerboard planing: $60.00
PLEK Bitmap engraving inlays: $60.00+
PLEK nut: $45.00
PLEK locking nut: $60.00
Click HERE for more information on our PLEK machine!
Basic Set Up:
Complete overhaul of your instrument to restore it to factory settings (can be adjusted to your individual playing style) for optimal playability.
Includes: adjust bridge height, intonate, adjust bridge saddles, slot nut, adjust truss rod, tighten pots, jacks and tuners, cleaning/conditioning fingerboard, light fret polish, check and/or clean electronics. A new set of strings is necessary to correctly set intonation. (Additional charges may apply if the instrument needs extensive cleaning.)
Electric or acoustic: $60.00 + set of strings of your choice or supply your own. (6-8 string guitars or 4-6 string basses. Additional charges may apply for additional stringed instruments and out of the ordinary type of instruments)
Electric with Floyd Rose trem, Evertune or 12-string: $70.00 + set of strings of your choice or supply your own.
Restring and clean guitar, fretboard conditioner. (Additional charges may apply if the instrument needs extensive cleaning.)
Electric or acoustic: $20.00 + set of strings of your choice or supply your own.
Electric with Floyd Rose trem, 12 string, classical, or 6 string bass: $25.00 + set of strings (your choice).
Single String Replacement (while you wait)
Electric, 4 or 5 string bass, or acoustic: $1.00 + replacement string price.
Electric with Floyd Rose trem, 12 string, classical, or 6 string bass: price varies depending on bridge adjustment + replacement string.
Strap button $10.00 + parts
Strap locks $10.00 - $20.00 + parts (Labor price depends on brand of strap lock and method of attachment)
No charge diagnosis, some electronic work may require string removal.
Electric or acoustic changing jacks, pots, switches, etc.: $25.00 + parts.
Hollow and semi-hollow body guitars: $55.00 + parts.
Specialty and hot-rod wiring starts at $50/ hour (minimum 1 hour) + parts
Shielding: $55.00 (Includes copper tape and labor. The electronics part of the instrument need to be disassembled so we can access the areas that require shielding. All instruments will require removing the strings.)
Hand Fret Level, Crown, and Polish
Electric or acoustic: $200.00 + replacement strings PLUS setup
Stainless steel/EVO fretted instruments will be an additional $60.00
Complete Re-fret / Fret Replacement
Standard nickel fretwire for electric or acoustic: $150.00 - PLUS full PLEK service and basic setup.
Specialty fretwire up-charge (stainless/EVO) $60.00
Partial refret: $15.00/fret - PLUS full PLEK service and basic setup.
Fingerboard planing: $60.00 (may be necessary if the fingerboard has any warping or a slight twist)
Nut and Saddle Replacement (each)
Electric or acoustic nut: $50.00 + parts.
Saddle replacement: $30.00 + parts
12 string: $60.00 + parts.
Compensated saddle $50.00 + parts.
Both nut and saddle at same time: $65.00 + parts
Both nut and compensated saddle at same time: $85.00 + parts
Electric: Single $40.00, multiple $60.00 + pickup(s) + replacement strings.
Acoustic electric: price varies as to complexity of work + pickup(s) and replacement strings.
Some replacements/additions may require routing of wood starting at $60.00
File Fret Ends
Simple file flush for Electric or acoustic: $35.00
Rounding & polish for electric or acoustic: $60.00
Electric (non-Floyd Rose) or acoustic: Single $9.00, multiple $20.00 + tuners(s) + replacement string(s).
Some replacements may require reaming holes to accept larger tuners, figure $20.00 more.
Tune Guitar (while you wait)
Electric (non-Floyd Rose) or acoustic: FREE
Electric with Floyd Rose trem: price varies depending on bridge adjustment.