Repair Shop

Comprehensive repairs on all stringed instruments!

We fix acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles and orchestral strings (violin, viola, cello, bass).  We also can fix drum kits and re-skin and tune hand drums.  

We give free quotes once we examine your instrument, but you will have to bring it into the store for us to give you an accurate time/cost estimate.  Our turnaround for routine repairs is 4-7 business days, and for an additional cost we offer a rush service.

All Prices Listed Are For Labor Only And Any Replacement Parts, Strings etc. Are Charged Separately

Labour Rates (effective Jan 20, 2022)


Complete examination and series of adjustments to maximize the playability of the instrument.  Consists of proper neck adjustment, action adjustments at nut and bridge, measuring and setting of intonation, and tightening of any loose hardware/connections.

  • $75 for 6 string acoustic or electric guitar, 4 string bass and banjo
  • $90 for a guitar outfitted with a Floyd Rose or equivalent bridge
  • $90 for any other instruments with more than 6 strings  (mandolin, 12 string guitar etc.)

 Nuts and Saddles 

  • $60 for a new nut cut and sized for a for 6 string acoustic or electric guitars as well as basses
  • $75 for a 12 string or mandolin nut
  • $45 for a new saddle cut, fit and intonated for a guitar 

Fret Work

  • $90 for a fret levelling/dress (remove wear from existing frets, re-crown and  polish)
  • $350 for a re-fret (remove frets, re-surface fingerboard & install new frets) A setup fee of $75 is added to all re-frets regardless of instrument    
  • $100 up-charge for specialty frets (e.g. stainless)
  • $15 per individual fret replaced (levelling and set-up not included)
  • $30 to dress sharp fret ends
  • $50 up-charge for a maple or veneer fingerboard, or a fingerboard with  binding 

 Structural Work

  • $30 per loose brace glued
  • $150 to repair a broken headstock (includes realigning pieces, gluing and  clamping & finish touch-up)
  • $90 for a bridge reglue (removing existing bridge, preparing gluing  surfaces,  gluing and clamping, finish touch-up)
  • Crack repairs start at $60 per crack (crack repairs are best assessed in person and a more accurate quote can then ge given upon inspection of the instrument)

Hand Drum Repair

We tune and reskin djembes!

  • $160 for a complete reskin (reskinned with premium quality goat skin, tuned to pitch)
  • $45 for new rope when reskinned (if needed)
  • $20 per new ring (if needed)
  • $30 for a re-tensioning/tuning of the drums

Acoustic Drum Service

  • $60 Drum set tuning (up to 6 pieces, $15 for each additional piece)
  • $30 Snare drum head replacement & tuning 
  • $15 Change head on single drum, no tuning 
  • All other repairs are charged at $60 per hour 

  All other jobs quoted at $60 labour/hour plus materials