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Apex Guitar Rescue

Basic Setup - $70

$80 for twelve string or mandolin. 

$90 for Floyd Rose style bridges.

  • Includes restring, fretboard clean and polish, cleaning of instrument, adjustment of truss rod, string height (action), intonation, and more. Everything is measured to the 1/1000 of an inch.

  • This is routine maintenance for new guitars or instruments that haven't been set up within 6 months.

Restring - $35

  • Includes changing, stretching and tuning strings, clean and polish, oiled fretboard, and a full inspection

  • Bass, 6 string guitar, or banjo: $35

  • 12 string, mandolin, or locking tremolo: $40

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The Works - $160

$175 for twelve string, mandolin.

$185 for Floyd Rose style bridges.

  • Sometimes referred to as a fret “dress” and setup, The Works includes precision level, re-crown and polish of your instrument’s frets along with everything included in the basic setup.

  • This work will minimize fret buzz, eliminate fret pitting, divots and flat frets, and improve your overall tone! 

  • Recommended for guitars that receive normal to heavy use or have not been serviced in more than a year, or for frets with heavy wear. 

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Re-Fret - $325-400

Stainless Steel + $50
New Custom Bone Nut $80 with Refret

  • Typically done when frets are no longer tall enough for a level and crown. 

  • Includes precision level of fretboard, replacement of all frets and The Works setup. Frequently requires nut replacement to accommodate newer/taller frets.

  • Unbound rosewood or ebony neck: $325

  • Unbound maple freboard: $375

  • Bound necks: $400

  • Does not include fret-wire: $15 for standard nickel sizes, $20 for stainless steel

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Custom Fit Bone Nut - $80*

*with Basic Setup, "The Works" or a Refret.

$120 without additional service.

  • Much higher quality than the usual plastic nut that comes with your guitar. Custom cut, shaped and polished to a shine. 

  • Available in bleached, unbleached, and vintage. 

  • Twelve string nut: $100-120

  • Mandolin nut: $90-100

Tusq Nut Installation

Same price as Custom Bone Nut,

but with added cost of Tusq material.

  • Self-lubricating nut helps to eliminate binding in the nut slots. ​Cut and shaped to fit your guitar. Essentially just as good as bone, not better. 

  • ​Price is for installation only. 

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Includes free restringing.

Cost of new strings not included.

Complete rewire with vintage cloth wiring

  • $125 plus cost of materials (switch, pots, caps, and jack)

  • Additional $35 for 335 type guitars. (F-hole access only.)

Pickup installation: Electric guitar and bass

  • Passive pickups: $50 first pickup, $10/additional

  • Active system with replacement pots (EMG for example): $75 first pickup, $10/additional


Pickup installation: Acoustic guitar

  • $50 – $75 (varies with different systems)

​Electronic troubleshooting 

  • $25 and up

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Hardware Upgrades/

Misc. Repairs

Prices Vary

Based on a flat hourly rate of $70/hr.

  • Replacement bridges

  • Vintage or locking tuners

  • Pickguard and plastic hardware swaps

  • Copper shielding in cavity

  • Etc.

If you need a service that you don't see on this menu, that doesn't mean I can't do it. Please contact me for quotes or details on anything else!

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