Guitar and Bass Repair & Pricing

Bench Rate: $80/hr.

Leading Tone requires a $40 Diagnostic fee for structural, electronics, and custom modification issues. Diagnostic fee applied towards repair services authorized by customer.

Amp and pedal repairs are taken care of in house by local amp builders Don Mills and John Fromel. If your amp or pedal is sick bring it to get it fixed up. We specialize in Fender, Marshall and vintage tube amps but we can fix most anything and in the rare case we can’t fix your gear we will know where to send you.

All guitar repair and modification are performed by The Guitar Store where we are located.


Think of the The Guitar Store as your personal roadie crew, staffed by our luthiers and amp technicians, here to maintain and enhance your stringed instruments and amplifiers. Our master-level craftsmen have rebuilt or maintained vintage and modern instruments from Fender, Marshall, Gibson, Guild, Dumble, Divided By Thirteen, Gretsch, Trainwreck, Martin and countless others. In the last year alone, we have served Jeff Fielder, Pixies, Death Cab For Cutie, Mike Squires of Duff McKagen’s Loaded and Harvey Danger, Queensrÿche, Pete Anderson, Walking Papers, and countless other local bands. We’ve seen it all. We also have a professional relationship as an authorized warranty service center for the brands we carry and more.

Don’t fret! Let’s get you playing again. Call us at 206.397.4438 or email us

SERVICE ESTIMATES (based on an $80 per hour shop rate)
• Set-up – $75
• Guitar inspection and appraisal – $20
• Insurance appraisal – $50
• Fret-mill (set-up included) – $170
• Install nut – $70 plus materials
• Install saddle (acoustic) – $80 plus materials
• Re-fret – starting at $300
• Pickup drop in – $35
• Clean and restring (+cost of strings) – $25 steel and electric, $30 nylon and twelve string
• Install acoustic pickup – $60 – $90
• Reset neck – starting at $300
• Headstock repair – starting at $120
• Floyd Rose vibrato work is extra
• Tube amp repair – $80 per hour after $80 bench fee
• 25% mark up on rush jobs

Disclaimer: This is by no means a complete list of services. These are estimates for labor only and do not include parts or materials. The actual cost is based on billed time. Services performed are guaranteed to satisfaction. Honor of this guarantee is through labor at no additional charge. Additional parts and services are subject to additional charge. All instruments and situations are unique, so each one must be handled and priced accordingly. There may be some jobs that we feel better recommending other local professionals to work on this is in your best interest. The Guitar Store is not responsible for any damage claims made after the instrument has left the store. Any instrument left in our possession for more than 90 days after work has been completed will be assumed as property of The Guitar Store and will be resold to recover repair costs owed.

4 Responses to Guitar and Bass Repair & Pricing

  1. Alan Lefton says:

    Hi .I just read that you “Now, I can’t live without them- especially the oft-derided Gibson Maestro Vibrola” ,, My son just got a Gibson 2006 SG with one and it will not stay in tune .. I tried putting oil\graphite on the nut and bridge where it meets the string .. nothing .. will not stay in tune but sounds great .. is there ANYTHING I can do ? I am not an idiot when it comes to these guitars .. I would come to you but I live in NY … can you please help ?

  2. CJ Stout says:

    I love you.

  3. michaeladams says:

    Of course we do amp repair! It’s something we’re quite serious about. We’d love to see your amp, so bring it on in. If all it needs is tubes, we can do that! Thanks for the kind words!

  4. Peter Casey says:

    Do you guys repair amplifiers as well? I blew out the power tubes on my Blackstar series one 50. It’s always been a pleasure doing business with your shop!

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