Instrument Repair at The Fret House
With our in house lutherie shop and outside partners, The Fret House is ready to help keep all your musical equipment healthy and sounding great. Guitar repair is done on the premises, and amplifier and orchestral repairs can be dropped off at the store. All of our staff are trained in guitar set up and diagnosis. Below is a sample of our prices for common jobs, though we usually need to examine an instrument to give an accurate estimate.
$20.00 + Strings
|String Change - 12 String or Floyd Rose||$24.00 + Strings|
|String Change Special (Martin Strings)||$24.00 (Includes Strings)|
|Setup, Acoustic or Electric||$55-$140 + Strings|
|Setup, 12 String or Floyd Rose||$65-$140 + Strings|
|Intonate Electric Guitar||$20.00|
|Adjust Truss Rod||$15.00|
|Fret Dressing (Level, Crown, and Polish)||$105.00|
|Carve Nut||$50-$130 + Part|
|Carve Saddle||$40-$100 + Part|
|Install Strap Button||$20.00/ea. + Part|
|Install Pickup System, Acoustic||$75.00 and up|
|Install Pickup/s, Electric||$45.00 and up|
|Remove and Re-glue Bridge (Acoustic)||$120|
|Crack Repair||$20.00/per inch|
|Rewire Electric Guitar||$80.00 and up|
|Install Skin Banjo Head||$95.00 and up|
Free consultation, no appointment needed. For more information, call us at 626-339-7020.
MEET THE TECHNICIANS
Tom Seymour, the founder of The Fret House, has been in the guitar repair business since the 1960’s. Tom trains and supervises the Fret House staff in guitar repair. Tom also works on banjos and autoharps.
Kevin has been working at the Fret House for six years; he is also a musician, producer and film director. Kevin spent the pandemic aquiring a lot of training and experience in guitar repair and set up, and he is currently doing much of the day to day service work at the store. He is building a loyal follpwing for his set ups and general guitar knowledge
A graduate of the Roberto Venn School of Luthiery, Henry Battle has been working in the Fret House since 2006. He is currently building his own line of guitars, Dark Star Mods and Customs, in the Fret House Shop, and you can see them for sale in the Store.
Sammy Sanchez is a world renowned guitar technician who has worked for many big name acts, including Carlos Santana, Billy Gibbons, CSN, Larry Carlton and others. Sammy is a friend of the Fret House and advises us on certain jobs, or takes on work by special arrangement. His pricing schedule is different from that listed above.
Orlando’s Wind Instruments has been in business since 1988, repairing brass and woodwind instruments for student and professional musicians. They have a long standing relationship with The Fret House, maintaining our school band rentals, and repairing orchestral instruments for our customers.