Eastside Guitar Repair offers repair and modification to just about any fretted instrument. Quotes and estimates are difficult to give over the phone, book an appointment and we’ll evaluate your instrument and provide an estimate. All prices listed above are a guide only and subject to change based on a final evaluation of your instrument. Turnaround on most repairs is about two weeks. As a small, service-oriented business in high demand, we operate on an appointment system, so please book online.
Here is a shortlist of some instruments that we do not repair or service for ethical reasons or because they are too problematic and time-consuming. We do not repair or service most "parts casters", blatant counterfeit copies, e.g. Chinese Gibsons, Ovation and Applause, Tiesco, and Peavey. We are also not able to build a "parts caster" with customer-supplied parts. These builds are extremely time-consuming, expensive, and most often have inconsistent parts that do not work.
Eastside Guitar Repair can setup your instrument to meet your playing style. Each setup includes 3 adjustments for up to 3 months after you pick up your instrument.
Acoustic setup $95
Restring, adjust truss rod, action, tighten hardware, clean and oil fingerboard, polish guitar and frets, replace battery.
Electric or bass setup $95
Restring, adjust truss rod, neck angle, action, intonation, balance tremolo, adjust pickups, tighten hardware, clean and oil fingerboard, polish guitar and frets, replace battery.
Floating Tremolo + $35
Fretwork can make all the difference in how your instrument plays and feels. Eastside can level and recrown your existing frets or if needed, refret your instrument using your preferred size and type of fret wire.
Fret level $145 +
Level, crown and polish.
Refret (includes setup) $525 +
Remove existing frets, re-plane and dress fingerboard, press and glue in new frets, dress ends, level, crown and polish.
NUT & SADDLE
Every nut and saddle in the shop is handmade with the material of your choice.E
Nut or saddle $90 +
WIRING, ELECTRONICS, & PICKUPS
Need a new input jack, potentiometer or a rewire? We have you covered. We do everything from simple jobs to complex customizations to suit your needs. Need a custom pickup or a busted pickup rewound? We make, rewind, and wax pickups as well. Because of reliability issues, we do not accept or use any customer supplied wiring parts other than pickups.
Neck resets, broken headstocks, cracked tops, loose braces, punctures- you name it- we have had it on our bench.
Eastside Guitar Repair partners with one of the best finish techs on the West Coast, a master at color matching and touch-ups. We can make that broken headstock look like it never happened. We are only offering touch-up work rather than full refinishing at this time.
Shop rate $125/ Hour
Bench fee $35
Detailed Written Appraisal $115