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Guitar Shop Pricing

All prices listed are labor only – parts are not included. I have access to any part that may be required, even some vintage one's! Any repair work not listed here is subject to inspection and can be quoted accordingly...

We offer each customer a Free evaluation of every instrument. I will go over your instrument top to bottom, electronics included and then provide you with a full written analysis of what the current set up is and any "underlying" issues, that either of us are aware of.... before I can quote you a "real" number without coming back to you and saying "ohhh we found this....." When I quote you a price - it doesn't change.

***Estimates for repairs or mods cannot be given over the phone or by email without actually seeing the instrument - Thank You for understanding...

Standard Shop Rate

The standard, hourly shop rate for "unlisted, unusual or particularly labor-intensive" repairs or modifications is $95.00 per hour.

Some large repairs may require the job to be stretched out over a period of days, clamping and flattening can take a month, in small periods, for which the bench time will be recorded by the minute and accumulated @ $95 per hour (or $1.5833 per minute....)


Setups include the following:

  • Shave or shim bridge saddle (acoustics)Removal of any old strings
  • Internal evaluation of an acoustic cavity
  • Inspect internally for loose braces or cracks
  • Evaluate and re-seat or glue down any loose fret ends (within reason)
  • Clean the fingerboard and a "simple polish" of the frets
  • Oiling of fingerboard
  • Check electronics and clean pots/switches (if necessary)
  • Tighten tuners and any hardware
  • Clean neck and body (within reason*)

    Check and clean nut slots

  • Shave or shim bridge saddle (acoustics)
  • Adjust bridge saddles for action height (electrics + leveling floating trems)
  • Adjust truss rod
  • Adjust pickups optimally
  • Set intonation with a Peterson strobe tuner
  • Re-string with Blue Magic Music brand strings
  • Tune to pitch
  • Stretch in
  • Final polish

NOTE: Setups are very dependent on the player’s playing style, chosen tuning and string gauge used – especially floating trem guitars. All instruments are setup to standard A440 tuning unless specified differently before hand – the more information you give about how you like your guitar set, the better I can help you...

Setting Up / No Parts Required

The prices below reflect just setting up the instrument - without a need for any new parts - using existing parts ONLY

  • Acoustic 6 string – $110
  • Classical (Nylon Stringed) - $125
  • Electric or Acoustic 12 string  – $140
  • Electric / Acoustic 4 string  Bass – $110
  • Non - Locking Tremolo - $125
  • Electric with Bigsby or Floating / Locking Tremolo – $165
  • Bass with adjustable bridges or more than 4 strings - $135


  • Full Fret Level & Re-Dress, w/ Hand Polish of Frets and Body – $295 (includes a full set up & customer choice of strings)
  • "Pleking" of Frets - just ask ! Yes we have access to CNC P-L-E-K  Machine @ Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL!
Prices below include: Fret Wire, Dress, Set-Up and Strings of Your Choice:
  • Full Re-fret unbound rosewood/ebony fingerboard – $480
  • Full Re-fret bound or maple fingerboard – $525
  • Partial Re-fret – $25.00 per fret (not recommended)
  • File sharp ends from fingerboard dehydration – $25 per fret
  • Any fret work involving stainless steel +30%

Nuts and Saddles

  • New Tusq. Brand or Bone Nut(s) and Saddle(s) start at just $85.00 including  labor
  • Nut Slot Filing on existing nut – Shop rate per Minute
  • Acoustic Saddle Compensation - Shop rate per Minute


  • Troubleshooting: First 15 mins – no charge!, then shop rate applies ($1.50 per minute)
  • Volume or Tone Pot, Switch Replace: Shop rate per Minute
  • Pickup Replacement: Shop rate per Minute
  • Pickup Routing: Will Quote
  • Pickup Wax Potting: Helps to eliminate squeal and feedback - ASK !
  • Pickup Rewinding: ASK !
  • Any Custom Wiring: Shop rate per Minute

NOTE: Semi-hollow guitars take longer, hourly bench rate applies. Installation of any components with a PC board (Pre-amps and Sustainers particularly) must be from a brand new, packaged units only.

Tuner Replacement

  • Direct retrofit with no drilling - Shop rate per Minute
  • Direct with drilling new mount holes - Shop rate per Minute
  • Boring from ‘vintage’ size to ‘modern type’ 10mm install - Shop rate per Minute

Other Misc. Repairs

Re-glue Acoustic Bridge: 

  • Remove lifting bridge, clean, prep, and re-glue - $95.00

Acoustic Structural Repairs:  

  • Over-humidification : "Flattening" of acoustic Tops = $260.00
  • Bridge Doctor install $125.00
  • Re-glue top and back cracks, cracked/loose braces, etc. – Shop rate per Minute
  • Broken Headstocks/Necks – Quote upon inspection...

Custom Refinishing or Painting: Will Quote per Job!

  • Let's discuss what you want - We are negotiable, it can be done!!!
  • Nitro or Poly finishes available
  • Belly Cuts and contouring upon request

Bubble Up's Guitar Repair Workshop

Guitar Repair and Refinishing in Vero Beach and West Palm Beach FL Area

We service not only Vero Beach and West Palm Beach, but also Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Juno, Okeechobee, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and surrounding areas.

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