Repairs

Emerald City Guitars is the professional’s choice for guitar repair in Seattle. Our in-house guitar expert, Eric Daw, has been with us since 2002. He has been repairing guitars professionally for 20+ years and playing guitar for 30. Daw’s presence at Emerald City has helped propel us to ‘Pro Shop’ status. We are proud to say that many of Seattle’s professional guitarists choose Eric for his top quality guitar work. His superior repair services have come into high demand for many high profile & well-known players. But don’t be afraid; the prices are competitive enough that you’ll be happy to call him your tech too.

A partial list of some of our more well known clients: Bill Frisell, Billy F. Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, The Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, Jessica Dobson & Deep Sea Diver, Telekinesis, The Walkmen, Lynval Golding, The Supersuckers, Mudhoney, Randy Hansen, Death Cab for Cutie, Clinton Fearon, KD Lang, Henry Cooper, Alien Crime Syndicate, Orbit Studios, The Lonely H, Mars Hill Church, Fleet Foxes, The Magic Mirrors… and YOU!

Repair Rates

Minimum bench fee $40.00
Restring, oil fingerboard, polish & tune $40.00
Set-up $80.00
Floyd Rose set-up $120.00
Hand made bone nut installed $80.00
Custom-fit plastic nut installed $40.00
Replace a single pot, jack, pickup or switch $40.00
Each additional pot, jack, pickup or switch $20.00
Replace tuners $40.00
Complete rewire on a Strat or Tele type $120.00
Complete rewire on a Les Paul type $160.00
Complete rewire on a ES-335 type $200.00
Rewind a single coil pickup (Includes removal and installation) $80.00
Rewind both coils of a humbucker (Includes removal and installation) $120.00
Wax pot a loose pickup $40.00
Fret level (includes set-up) $160.00 &up
Re-fret (includes set-up) $320.00 &up
Re-fret and bone nut (includes set-up) $400.00 &up
Re-fret w/ binding (includes set-up) $400.00 &up
Re-fret w/ binding and bone nut (includes set-up) $480.00 &up
Minimum bench fee $40.00
Restring, oil fingerboard, polish & tune $40.00
Set-up $80.00
12-string set-up $120.00
Hand made bone nut installed $80.00
Custom-fit plastic nut installed $40.00
Hand made bone saddle installed $80.00
Custom-fit plastic saddle installed $40.00
Replace tuners $40.00
Install an acoustic pickup $80.00
Reglue Bridge $160.00 &up
Dovetail Neck Reset $320.00 &up
Brace Repair $40.00 per brace &up
Crack Repair $20.00 per inch &up
Heat press neck $120.00 &up
Fret level (includes set-up) $160.00 &up
Re-fret (includes set-up) $320.00 &up
Re-fret and bone nut (includes set-up) $400.00 &up
Re-fret w/ binding (includes set-up) $400.00 &up
Re-fret w/ binding and bone nut (includes set-up) $480.00 &up

SETUPS are $80 plus strings and tax, and include the following:

  • restring with your choice of strings
  • clean and/or oil fingerboard
  • check and adjust intonation
  • check tuners and all hardware
  • adjust truss rod if needed
  • check and adjust nut slots
  • check and adjust string height
  • check electronics and pickups
  • check frets for wear and uniformity
  • clean and polish finish

Actual prices may vary depending on your guitar. These prices apply to guitars in otherwise good working order. Parts, strings, rush fees, and taxes are an additional charge. We take a lot of pride in our repair shop and we will go the extra mile to make sure our customers are satisfied!