Repairs

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Repairs 2017-09-11T10:31:04+00:00

Alex Murry has serviced the Southern California Inland Empire for over 20 years providing meticulous stringed instrument service. From minor electronic issues and basic setups to cutting bone nuts, neck resets, refretting and major surgeries Alex takes care of all aspects of stringed instruments repairs and he strives to make every instrument play as if it were his own.

His services go beyond guitars and basses, other instruments he services include violins, cellos, upright basses and bow rehairing as well as servicing autoharps, ouds, dulcimers, lap steel guitars, pedal steel, bouzouki, balalaika, banjos, mandolins, bajo sexto, bajo quinto, guitarron, vihuela, ukelele, banjulele, charango, cuatro and koto. Other services offered also includes custom pearl inlay work.

Gard’s Music Instrument Repair Price List

Restring

  • Minor Trus Rod Adjustments
  • Minor String Height adjustments
  • Light Polishing
  • 12-String Guitars – $20
  • 6-String Guitars and Basses – $15

Replace Nut

  • Fit New Nut / Restring
  • Cut Nut Slots
  • Minor Truss Rod & String Height adjustments
  • Plastic – $30
  • Bone – $60
  • Tusq or Graphite – $40

Replace Saddle

  • Fit New Saddle / Restring
  • Minor Trus Rod & String Height Adjustments
  • Plastic – $30
  • Bone – $60
  • Tusq or Graphite – $40

Setup

  • Level High Frets
  • Clean Fretboard and Frets
  • Restring / Adjust Truss Rod
  • Set String Height / Nut Height
  • Neck Angle Adjustments
  • Balance Trem
  • Set Intonation / Polish
  • Floating Trem or 12-String – $65
  • 8-String & Basses – $55

Install Tuning Machines

  • Bore if needed
  • Install Tuners / Restring
  • String Height Adjustments
  • All Guitars and Basses – $25- $40

Acoustic Bridge Reglue

  • Remove Bridge
  • Clean / Remount
  • Setup – $80

Top & Crown

  • Level Frets / Remove Pits
  • Reround Tops of Frets
  • Polish Frets
  • Restring / Setup
  • All Guitars and Basses – $90

Refret

  • Remove Frets / Level Fretboard
  • Install New Frets
  • Level & Polish Frets
  • Unbound Neck – $200 – $250
  • Bound, Acoustic or Maple Neck – $250 – $300

Partial Refret

  • Replace Frest as Necessary
  • Level, Reround & Polish Frets – $20 per Fret

Shield Control Cavity

  • Shielding Tape and Replace Unshielded Wires – $60

Misc

  • Pickup Installation- $40 – $60
  • Replace Pickguard – $30
  • Replace Pickup Switch – $20, Archtops – $35
  • Replace Output Jack – $15
  • Replace Volume / Tone Pots
    • 1-2 $20
    • 3-More $25
    • Archtop $15/Each
  • Acoustic Pickup / Instllation
    • Saddle Transducer & Endpin Jack – $45
    • With External Preamp – $100
  • Route Body for Pickup or Battery Box – $60
  • Violin Bow Rehairing
    • Synthetic Hair – $35
    • Horse Hair – $45

Prices for Common Parts

  • Nuts and Saddles
    • Plastic – $2
    • Bone – $8
    • Tusq / Graphite – $18
  • Potentiometers
    • Audio Taper 250k 500k – $4.50
  • Output Jacks
    • Standard – $3.5
    • Stereo – $4.5
    • Barrel – $12
  • Pickup Selector Switch
    • Strat/Tele/LP – $14
    • Jackplates – $4 -$10
    • Trem Springs – $1.5
    • Strap Buttons – $2

Rich Jadrich is our current repair technician for our wind instruments. He works in our Glendora location.

Gard’s Music Instrument Repair Price List

Overhauls

Overhauls for woodwind instruments include all new pads, new cords, clean body and keys, straighten and fit keys, replace needed springs, oil all screws and junctures, complete adjustment and play test.

Instrument Overhaul Price
Piccolo $240
Flute $240
Oboe $400
Clarinet $240
Alto Clarinet $440
Bass Clarinet $550
Soprano Sax $400
Alto Sax $400
Tenor Sax $430
Baritone Sax $600

General Brass Repairs

Repair Price
Solder Broken Brace $10-15/solder
Frozen Slides $10+
Minor Dent Work $20+
Trombone Slide Work $35+
Oil and Grease All Parts $10
Fix Bell Dents $30+
Restring Rotors $10/per
Valve Work $15+
Brass Cleaning (Outside) $35-50
Brass Cleaning (Inside) $35
Mouthpiece Pull $10

General Woodwind Repairs

Repair Price
Flat Spring $10
New Straight Spring $18+
Silver Solder Keys $40

Instrument Repairs (by instrument)

Flute

Repair Price
Pad replacement (per pad) $10-12
Adjustments $12-24
Cleaning $35+
Replace Flute Head Cork $18
Adjust Flute Tenons $10+

Oboe

Repair Price
Pad replacement (per pad) $10-12
Adjustments $24-36

Clarinet

Repair Price
Pad replacement (per pad) $10-12
Adjustments $12-20
Tenon Cork $18

Sax

Repair Price
Pad replacement (per pad) $10-18
Adjustments $12-36
Mouthpiece Cork $24
Cleaning $60+