Services

I am offering select guitar and bass maintenance and repair services to musicians in the Olympia, WA area.  Please refer to the list below for available options.  If you need something that is not listed below, please don’t hesitate to ask.

SERVICEDESCRIPTION
Setup and Maintenance
Guitar/Bass SetupNew strings, set action and intonation, clean pots and switches, inspect bridge performance.
Buzz KillString buzz caused by a tall fret. Level, crown, and polish up to 3 frets.
Full Fret Level, Crown, Polish, and SetupLevel frets, add fall-away between frets 15-24 (per request). Crown, dress, and polish frets. Includes a full setup.
Nut ReplacementReplace existing nut with a new bone or graphite nut.
Modifications
Replace PickupsAdd or replace pickups using existing electronics.
Upgrade ElectronicsReplace worn existing components or upgrade to better components. Switches, pots, capacitors, wiring, jacks.
Shield Control CavityShield the control cavity with copper tape or conductive shielding paint to reduce interference from noise, hum, and external radio frequencies.
Replace Bridge or TremoloReplace existing bridge or tremolo with a higher quality, better performing one.
Replace TunersReplace existing tuners with a higher quality set.
Round/Roll Edges of FretboardRoll the fretboard edges for a worn-in, more comfortable playing feel.
Relic HardwareUsing existing or new hardware. Take what's new and make it look old (but not disgusting). We prefer to make the wear look authentic and realistic, but we can go as mild or extreme as you want.
Replace or Install New Neck or BodyReplace an existing neck or body or help with assembling a new build.

Generally, I charge $70/hr bench fee with a 1/2-hour minimum charge, but the total costs are estimated following some discussion around the guitar, the current condition, and work needed.  Consultations are no charge.

There are some services that, unfortunately, I don’t offer.  Things like vintage instrument finish repairs and re-fret work are repair jobs that I would not take on.  I run an honest business and I know what it’s like to drop off a guitar with a tech to have the frets replaced, only to pick it up and be presented with a really bad re-fret job, a broken truss rod, and a $250 invoice.  So if you would like the services of a true professional, click over to the Contact page and let me know what you’ve got going on.