Private Guitar Lessons

Now offering private guitar lessons at your location or mine. Rates vary from 30 minutes for $30 to 90 minutes for $50 depending on the age of the student, Email me for a quote info@richardbruce.net

Guitar Setups and Repairs

Here is a list of prices for the most common setups and repairs.  Please note that the prices listed are labor charges only and do not include strings or parts, unless otherwise indicated.

Electric and Acoustic Guitar Setups 
We adjust the playing action of your guitar to suit your preference and playing style. This service includes nut or saddle adjustments, truss rod, and intonation adjustments.  We clean and oil the fretboard, polish the frets, and buff the fingerboard. We tighten all hardware and perform a full electronics check and cleaning.  Restringing is free (bring your new strings) or with mine.* 

Acoustic guitar setup $45 

Electric guitar setup $50 

*New strings (installed) $20 

*Bass or 12 string guitar $30 

Same-day setups (when available) are an additional $20 

Bridge Repair or Replacement 

The bridge, being the focal point of all the string tension, can often fail, requiring repair or replacement. We can repair or replace your electric guitar bridge, and shave or replace your acoustic guitar saddle with a plastic (not recommended), bone, or tusq one. And a better bridge for your electric guitar can improve the tone and sustain of the instrument. We can also install a Bigsby tremolo bridge without making modifications that will alter your vintage electric guitar. 
Email me for an appointment info@richardbruce.net

Bridge repairs – varies (send photos for a quote) 

Bridge replacement (parts not included):  

Electric $40  
Bigsby $50  

Saddle replacement

Acoustic $20 (plastic) $30 (bone) $40 (tusq)  

We strongly suggest purchasing new strings before replacing an electric guitar bridge.

Fret Work 

Everything from fret leveling, crowning and polishing to replacing a few frets. 

Partial fret leveling, crowing, and polishing $10 per fret 

Full fret leveling, crowning, and polishing $75 

Fret replacement $20/fret or all 21/22 $400 

Truss Rod Adjustments 

Truss rod adjustments provide the proper neck and fretboard relief for optimum action. The neck often needs to be adjusted when excessive humidity has caused the wood in the guitar neck to swell, or when a different gauge of strings are installed. Care must be taken when making adjustments to the truss rod, and the proper tool must be used to prevent damaging the rod or the truss rod nut. We have the tools and the experience to adjust your guitar’s truss rod.

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Electric 6-string  guitar setup
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Remove old strings, check for high frets, level and crown up to three frets ($15 for each additional fret). Clean and oil fretboard (except maple) and polish all frets. Check for and glue loose frets ($15 per fret). Check neck for proper relief and adjust if needed (except same-day setup). Replace strings with yours or mine ($15 per set) and adjust radius* Adjust the bridge and saddles for proper action and intonation. Adjust pickup(s) height to factory specs or user preference. Check all electronics for proper operation and clean when needed.

*We do not reinstall old strings.

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Acoustic 6-string guitar setup
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Remove old strings, check for high frets, level and crown up to three frets ($15 for each additional fret). Clean and oil fretboard (except maple) and polish all frets. Check for and glue loose frets ($15 per fret). Check neck for proper relief and adjust if needed (except same-day setup). Replace strings with mine ($15 per set) or yours (nut filing/filling $20 if needed)* Adjust the saddle for proper action and intonation (replacement extra, if needed) Check all electronics (if so equipped) for proper operation and clean when needed.

*We do not reinstall old strings.

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