Musical instrument repairs

Whether your instrument isn't playing well, it's had a knock or it's suffered a more serious accident, I can assess the damage and give you an estimate for repair. Each job is unique, so please get in touch via the contact page for an estimate.

Repair Prices

New instruments often come with factory settings that won't get the most out of it, so an initial set-up will make sure it's at its best. Maintenance set-ups are also available, to keep your instruments performing at their best after general playing and transport have taken their toll on the many parts that can go out of alignment.

Whatever your instrument, get in contact and arrange a time to drop it off at the workshop.

banjo repairs

Prices

Set ups (Including New Strings)

Acoustic Guitar
£40
Electric Guitar
£40
Electric Bass
£50
Banjo
£35
Uke
£25

Fret leveling, dress and set up

Acoustic Guitar
£75
Electric Guitar
£70
Electric Bass
£90
Banjo
£70
Uke / Banjolele
£55

Re-fret and Set up

Acoustic Guitar
£135
Electric Guitar
£135
Electric Bass
£150
Banjo
£135
Bound Fretboards
+ £30
Maple Fretboards
£225
Uke / Banjolele
£110

Re-String

Acoustic Guitar
£12
Electric Guitar
£12
Electric Bass
£26
Banjo
£12
Uke / Banjolele
£12
12 string
£22

Handmade Guitar Nut

Camel bone
£30
Camel bone 12 string
£40
Buffalo horn
£30
Buffalo horn 12 string
£40

Handmade Nut and Saddle

Corian
£50
Camel bone
£65
Camel bone 12 string
£75
Buffalo horn
£65
Buffalo horn 12 string
£75

Handmade Nut - Banjo / Banjolele / Uke

Corian
£20
Camel bone
£25
Buffalo horn
£25

Instrument Body Work

Headstock Repair
From £50
Body Cracks Repair
From £50
Neck straightening
From £50

Vellum Fitting

My own banjos are fitted with High quality Goat skins that I import from America as they are my favourite type of vellum and these are what I use as standard for repairs, calf skins are also available upon request

Banjo
£50
Banjolele/ Zither Banjo
(where Head is under 7 inches diameter)
£45
New 3/16 square raw brass flesh Hoop
£15
If you would like the vellum stained and treated to protect against humidity £10

Instrument Body Work

Headstock Repair
From £50
Body Cracks Repair
From £50
Neck straightening
From £50

Handmade Brackets, Replacement Hooks etc

From
£10

Handmade Bridges

Plain Maple
From £10
Capped Bridges
(Rosewood or Ebony)
from £15
Snakewood Cap
from £25
Compensated
(Cherry / Ebony / Rosewood)
£35

Fret end Reprofiling

Banjo
£25
Guitar
£25
Bass
£25
Uke
£20

New Hardware Installed

Part cost + £15

(For small parts such as tension nuts or replacing a couple of brackets when part of a set up, I generally just charge the cost of the part where possible)

Other Repairs

Many other repairs are available upon request just drop me an email with some details and we can arrange a suitable time for you to drop in.

Courier Deliveries 

I do take repairs sent in by courier, they must be sent in suitable packaging, If the packaging is not protective enough to ensure it arrives back safely I will make new packaging for which there will be a charge.

I use UPS for my own instruments, and will send your instrument back with them, the cost varies on how much the instrument is to be insured for and I will get a quote from them before you send the instrument.

Please don't send via TNT their local driver always messes up the delivery and it is a long trip for me to go and pick up the parcel