Repairs and services
As each repair is different the given prices may be more or less.
I am happy to provide instrument inspection and service consultation free of charge. Often minor issues caught by a trained eye can be remedied easily and prevent more serious problems from developing.
New Sound Posts and Bridges - These two elements are integral to sound production and should be installed by a professional Luthier.
Adjusting/Replacing Pegs - Pressing ill-fitted pegs too forcefully into the pegbox in order to make them stay put is not only hard on the wrists, it can cause costly damage.
Shooting (resurfacing) Fingerboards and adjusting the string notches of the upper nut can improve playability and eliminate mysterious buzzing sounds.
Gluing Seams - The glue joint between ribs (sides) and back or top plate often opens partially during periods of dry or fluctuating weather. While a nuisance, this relieves tension that builds when these wooden parts shrink or expand differently, preventing cracks that might otherwise result. While gluing open seams is usually straightforward and inexpensive, usually the instrument must be left overnight to allow the glue to dry.
Cleaning and Touching-in Varnish
Repairs - Gluing and stabilising cracks of all kinds, replacing broken corners, and refitting loose necks are just a few examples of typical repair procedures.
My aim is to mend your instrument as affordably as possible without cutting corners.