Solutions

Your guitar may need a setup if... :

  • You experience finger fatigue – high action
  • Notes buzz
  • Notes are out of tune, even after tuning – poor intonation

Solution:

Improve the playability of your guitar with a setup. In this process we’ll lower action to reduce finger fatigue, and perfect intonation to improve the accuracy of the notes up the neck.

Thinking of selling a guitar? Bring it in for a setup before you offer it up. If you don’t fall back in love with it, the easy playability will make it a must-have for a lucky buyer!

Your guitar may benefit from fret leveling and dressing if... :

  • Setups do not result in low enough action for you, and you experience finger fatigue - high action
  • Notes buzz
  • Valleys are being worn into frets in heavily played areas of the neck
  • Notes are out of tune in heavily played areas - poor intonation

Solution:

A fret level will even out the heights of the frets, producing one consistent fret height.  The high spots will be removed to become even with the low spots.  A fret dress restores the crown to the fret tops, resulting in factory-quality intonation up the neck.  Paired with a setup, your guitar will play as well (if not better) than when it was new.

Your guitar may need a neck reset if... :

  • You experience finger fatigue – high action
  • Notes buzz
  • Notes are out of tune, even after tuning – poor intonation
  • Setups have not fixed the problems above

Solution:

Drop action significantly by resetting the neck. This repair involves removing the neck and altering its angle to the body of the guitar.

Your guitar may need some bridge work if... :

  • Bridge is peeling up
  • Bridge is breaking or is broken

Solution:

We can perform a bridge removal and reglue to fasten a functioning bridge securely in place. We can install a new bridge, too.

Your guitar may benefit from a new nut/saddle if... :

  • Notes played seem to die off quickly and sound dull - no sustain
  • Strings do not return to pitch when using tremolo or when bending

Solution:

We can fabricate a new nut/saddle for your guitar to improve sustain, tone, and even make bending strings easier, because they’ll return to their original position with a well made nut.

We can bring a decapitated guitar back to life with a headstock repair.

Want to get more out of your electric guitar? Let us replace pickups, improve wiring, and perform electrical modifications to enhance your instrument.

Have an extra guitar you wish could do more for you? What about getting it set up for an alternate tuning? How about new pickups?We can perform modifications that will enhance your instrument, transforming it from a guitar you don’t know what to do with, to one you couldn’t do without.