Repair Packages
 
 
 
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Over the years I’ve been asked to do the same customized upgrades of set of repairs together. So I put together a list of packages and customizations which cover the more common things that are requested.
 
 
 

 
 
Archtop Upgrade ($1,300-1,500)
  • Custom fabricated Bridge and saddle for better intonation and energy transfer of strings into top and bracing. The improvement in tone this can accomplish is remarkable
  • Custom pickguard with the same wiring I do on my archtops (one tone and one volume with large 223J capacitor
  • Floating pickguard mounted Bartolini Johnny smith style pickup
  • Custom tailpiece cap (available only on instruments that have a wooden cap over brass mount
  • Full fret dress
  • Full set up with individually intonated saddle
  • Bone nut install
 

 
 
Fretless Bass Conversion ($375 for filled slots/$800 for new board)
  • Removal of frets, widened slots and filled with either light or black OR Removal of existing fret board and fabrication of new Rocklite board
  • Leveling of board and fabrication of slight fretless “scoop”
  • Removal of all existing position markers on face and side of board
  • Installation of new side markers underneath note break position (optional)
  • Sand of new fretless surface up to 1000 grit with two between coat applications of shellac
  • Wash coat of epoxy for an extra hard and durable board surface
  • Additional sanding and polishing of board for smooth, hard and fast surface
  • Any required finish touch up work on sides of board to blend in with old finish
  • New bone nut
  • Fretless set up
 

 
 
Acoustic Guitar Tone Improvement ($600-1,000)
 
These jobs are taken on a case to case basis based on an evaluation of the instrument using a combination of ear and FFT analysis. If I think the instruments tone can be improved I will take the job. Turn around on this job can be up to 2 months because of the nature of the work.
  • Analysis of instrument using FFT software to determine fundamental, frequency response, and curve
  • Removal of material on appropriate braces
  • Removal of material (where appropriate) on bridge
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Widened saddle slot
  • Individually intonated saddle
  • Full Fret dress
  • Set up
 

 
 
Basic Acoustic Guitar Improvement ($350)
  • Full fret dress
  • Widened saddle
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Individually intonated Saddle
  • Set up
 
 
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