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Repairs

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Repairs

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broken head of an Ibanez Artcore guitar

Sooner or later, every instrument needs maintenance.
With over fifteen years of experience, I am able to do high quality repairs and customizings, yet still with love for the instrument.

Fern's Guitars does not believe in a standard setup on guitars. as promised sometimes in shops. As much as possible, I will try to adjust your instrument according to your personal needs and playing style. This means for example a higher action (string height) for one musician, and a lower action for another musician.

I use professional tools, and Dunlop fretwire in several sizes (most sizes are in stock) for fretjobs. The instrument is setup properly with fresh strings after the job.

Fern's Guitars is well known for it's high quality repairs of guitar electronics, like pickups and pots. Nice soldering joints, and no mess of wirings, that are only cause of noise. Every instrument is also being checked for good grounding to return an instrument as quiet as possible.

Strings are for sale in the workshop:
D'Addario electric 0.009/ 0.010/ 0.011 € 6,50 each set.
Thomastik Power-Bright electric 0.008/ 0.009/ 0.010/ 0.011 € 16,00 each set.
D'Addario Chrome flatwound 0.010/ 0.011/ 0.012 (also for lap steel!) € 16,00 each set.
Thomastik Spectrum bronze 0.010/ 0.011/ 0.012 / 0.013 (steel string acoustic, the most beautiful brilliant strings!) € 19,50 each set.

Unfortunately, I can not accept any repairs considering finish or refinish.

The workshop is normaly open from Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 to 17:30.
Please make appointments by telephone or by email.
Or use the email form at the end of the page.

Pricelist for guitarrepairs.

Fern's Guitars in Amsterdam, January 2016.
All prices include 21% Dutch TAX, but are without material costs.
All prices are starting prices and can change without notice.

1. Electric / acoustic (bass-)guitar setup

Neck, bridge and action setup, intonation and small repairs. Strings not included.

€ 55,00

2. Checking electronics of an electric guitar

Grounding, potmeters, switches and pickups are being checked and replaced if needed. Solder junctions are checked. Replacement parts not included. For more complex wirings I make an offer in the workshop.

€ 55,00

3. Checking electronics, jazz guitar or semi hollow guitar

Semi hollow jazz guitars like Gibson ES335, Gibson ES175, Epiphone Casino, Gretsch 6150, etc. Grounding, potmeters, switches and pickups are being checked and replaced if needed. Solder junctions are checked. Replacement parts not included. For more complex wirings I make an offer in the workshop.

€ 83,00

4. Electric guitar setup + electronics check

Great offer for solid electric guitars. Ideal for second hand bought guitars, or instruments that need a total "check".

€ 83,00

5. Semi-acoustic (jazz) guitar setup + electronics check

Great offer for semi-acoustic (jazz) guitars. Ideal for second hand bought guitars, or instruments that need a total "check". For guitars like Gibson ES335, Gibson ES175, Epiphone Casino, Gretsch 6150, etc.

€ 110,00

6. Shielding electronic spaces

Copper foil not included. To shield I use 3M 1181 serie coppuer foil tape. This foil is designed to shield electronic spaces, opposite to the aluminum foil mostly used by factorys. Grounding is fixed in the right way and checked.

€ 55,00

7. Frets levelling, crowning and polishing, with setup

Damaged or flat frets are sanded in level, are being crowned and polished. To judge if a guitar neck can be levelled or should be refretted is done in the workshop. This is very difficult to see on photo's.

€ 125,00

8. Refret, with setup

Frets being replaced on the entire neck, many different sizes of fretwire are available. To judge if a guitar neck can be levelled or should be refretted is done in the workshop. This is very difficult to see on photo's.

€ 248,00

9. Refret + topnut replacement, with setup

Many times after a refret, the topnut also should be replaced in order to have the string action at the topnut suitable for the new fretwire. Frets being replaced on the entire neck, many different sizes of fretwire are available. To judge if a guitar neck can be levelled or should be refretted is done in the workshop. This is very difficult to see on photo's.

€ 275,00

10. Extra costs for refretting a maple (light colored) fretboard

The laquer finish of a maple neck can be damaged, depending on the how the finish was applied and the current state of the finish. Typical 70's Fender strats are spray finished on top of the original frets, that wil certainly be damaged during a refret. De lak van een lichte maple toets beschadigd vaak tijdens het herfretten (70's Fender!). This extra costs are charged to refinish the fretboard before attaching the fretwire. To judge if a refinish can be expected is done in the workshop.

€ 83,00

11. Broken head/ neck, cracks, loose bracings, loose or broken bridge, etc.

Judging the damage and the costs is done in the workshop. Photo's send by email can help to give a roughly offer. Mentioned price is a minimum price.

€ 55,00

12. Custom made topnut, bone or graphtec

Topnut material not included. Graphtec (black) is recommended for tremolo use or general detuning problems.

€ 55,00

13. Custom made topnut, brass

Topnut material included. Very heavy duty.

€ 83,00

14. Replacing an acoustic bridge, with setup

Bridge and saddle material included. For steelstring or Nylon string. Mentioned price is a minimum price.

€ 110,00

15. Pick-up replacement

Average price, depending on the pickup and the guitar. Offers are made in the workshop.

€ 55,00

16. Routing pickup cavities, with installing

Average price, depending on the pickup and the guitar. Offers are made in the workshop.

€ 83,00

17. Installing a Lollar Charlie Christian telecaster neck pickup

Cavety and pickguard routing, mounting and setup of the pickup included. The pickup can be mounted in the body or on the pickguard. When buying a Charlie Christian and matching bridge pickup, the bridge pickup will be mounted, connected and setup for free.

€ 83,00

18. Building in a transducer into an acoustic guitar

Mounting the transducer (undersaddle piëzo, contact mike. etc.), mounting a pre-amp, battery compartment and / or endjack. Material not included.

€ 55,00

19. Inlay work

Like logo's names etc. inlayed in the neck, head, body.

price on
request!

20. Any other customizing and repair

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