Yes, it's that time of year already, Christmas is right around the corner. Do you have a guitar player in mind, but need a gift idea? How about a little service on their favorite instrument? Here are some common maintenance services we can provide:
Restring - $15 plus the cost of strings
A basic restring is the most economical way to spruce up an instrument. This service includes: replacing the old strings, polishing the frets, conditioning the wood of the fingerboard (if rosewood or ebony), cleaning the guitar, and checking the truss rod.
Complete Setup - $60 plus the cost of strings
Every guitar (electric or acoustic) needs an adjustment from time to time. Instruments that have never been setup professionally will usually see a marked improvement. This service includes: Adjusting the truss rod, nut slots, action, intonation, pick up balance (electrics), cleaning electronics, polishing frets, conditioning fingerboard, cleaning the instrument, changing strings.
Player's Combo - (Fret level and Complete Setup) - $150 plus the cost of strings
Instruments with fret problems are a common sight, and a common repair here at GTS. Frets are where the rubber meets the road on a guitar. Most players will notice problem spots, dead notes, or buzzing in specific places on the fretboard. This can be caused by frets that have never been leveled or have sprung up since manufacture. A fret level involves filing the frets with great care and attention under string tension, to create a perfectly level playing surface. A complete setup has an even greater result once frets have been properly leveled. The Combo includes: Leveling the frets under string tension, crowning (re-rounding) frets, polishing frets (to make them like new), all of the services listed above for comp. setup.
Let us know if you need electronics repairs, modification, hardware installation, or any number of other repairs. These can be quoted on an individual basis.
Sometimes during the course of one service we will find other issues that our customers should be aware of. We will always call and discuss your options if we find any problems before continuing work.
Strings and Accessories
How about a tuner for a beginner, or a guitar humidifier for the acoustic player who needs to save their instruments from the dry winter. Or a special order of almost anything guitar related you can think of. Come see us!
Remember to get your instruments in soon and let us know if it is a holiday repair, so we have time to work on it and get it back to you on time!