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Services

We provide professional service and maintenance for guitarists and musicians on the Upper East Side and NYC area. We work on precious vintage guitars such as Martin Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Gibson, Fender Guitars. We carry D'addario strings and accessories. We also build Custom Electric Guitars. We offer Pickup and Delivery Service for guitar setups.

Pick and Delivery Services:
In Manhattan $35
Other Boroughs: $55


 

Service Pricing

Prices quoted are for labor only and do not include parts and taxes. We will gladly use customer-supplied parts when they are in acceptable, working conditions at the sole judgment of our technician. All prices are subject to change at the discretion of Brothers Guitar.
 

Guitar Setup & Fret Levels:

full neck & bridge adjustment, fret polishing, neck conditioning, machine head oiling, cleaning & lubricating of electronics, intonation & tuning

​Standard Electric & Acoustic     $85
Hard Tails, Les Pauls, Teles, Basic 4-string Basses, Ukulele, Acoustic 6-strings,
Classical Acoustics, Stratocaster style guitars, Guitars with Bigsbys, Lapsteels,
7-string electrics, 5-string Basses, Resonators

​Advanced electric (12 string & locking tremolo)           $100
Locking Tremolo Guitars (Floyd Rose trems), 12-string guitars, Latin Instruments,
6-string Basses, Banjos, Jaguars & Jazzmasters (Includes shimming neck,
Teflon taping bridge, and thread locking on saddles)

​Mandolin or Archtop                   $99
Includes the cost of fitting bridge to top

​Rickenbacker 12-Strings         $109
Includes cost of fitting bridge to top
$169 with Fret Level, Recrown & Polish

Restring & Tune

6-String, 7-String, Banjo & Ukulele      $35
Restringing Includes installation, conditioning, tuning,
and polish 6 string or bass

​12-String                                                  $45

​Classical, Latin Instruments              $35

​Floyd Rose Trem Equipped                   $45

Restring & Adjust

12-String..........................$60
$50 with other work

​Classical, Latin Instruments...............................$55
$45 with other work

Floyd Rose Trem Equipped...............................$75
$65 with other work

Add-Ons & Adjustments

Adjust Action or Inotation........................$30
Included with setup​

Truss Rod Adjustment.........................$15
Included with setup​

​12-String..........................$45
$35 with other work

Classical, Latin Instruments...............................$35
$30 with other work

​Floyd Rose Trem Equipped...............................$45
$35 with other work

​Blocking of Tremolo (one side).................................$20
$35 for both sides

​Fill Nut Slot..................................................$20
$3 for each additional
First included with setup

Keyholing Bridge Slots..................................................$5-$15
Requires setup

Lower Nut Slots..................................................$15-$25
Included with setup

​Glossing Fingerboard..................................................$20

​Clean Electronics..................................................$15-$25
$10-$20 with setup

​Dowell and Drill Strap Button..................................................$10-$20
Included with setup

​Lowering Nut Shelf on Floyd Rose Nut..................................................$25
$15-$25 with setup

​Strap Button Install..................................................$15
$7 with setup

​Shimming Neck..................................................$20
$10 with setup
$10-$13 for laser cut shim

​Shimming Side of Neck Pocket..................................................$20
$10-$15 with setup

​Very Dirty Guitar or Rusty/Frozen Hardware..................................................$10-$40
Requires setup

​Removing Stickers..................................................$15-$20
$10-$25 with setup

​Saddle Installation for Strat Style..................................................$50-$60
Includes Restring & Tune
$15 with setup

​Saddle Installation Gibson Style..................................................$100
Includes cutting slots, Restring & Tune
$75 with setup

​Tuner Mounting, Drop In, 6-String..................................................$15
Plus cost of Restring or setup
$10 with full setup

​Tuner Install, With Reaming & Drilling, 6-String..................................................$40
Plus cost of Restring or setup
$30 with full setup

​12-String Tuner Install..................................................$75
Plus cost of Restring & Setup
$60 with full setup

Tuner Install, Non-Dog Ears (Spertzels, Schaller)..................................................$50
Plus cost of Restring & Setup
$35 with full setup

​Pick Guard Mounting, LP Style, No Screws..................................................$15
$10 with full setup

​Shimming Strap-In Button..................................................$12.50
$7.50 with full setup

Nuts

Difficult Removal of Nut........................$15-25
$15-$25 with setup​

Fender Style.........................$90
$75 setup​

Gibson Style, Acoustic or Fender w/ Binding..........................$95
$80 with setup

12-String..........................$150
$125 with setup

Fit & Adjust Synthetic Nut..........................$55-$55
$25-$35 with setup

Graphite..........................$100
$85 with setup

Brass Or Steel..........................$160
$145 with setup
$10 for blanks

5-String Bass Nut..........................$170
$150 with setup
$25 for blanks

Shimming Up and Recutting Nut..........................$40
$25 with setup

Raising Nut Slots..........................$15-$65
1st three included in the cost of setup

Binding Group

Reglue Loose Binding on Top, Side or Back With Touch Up........................$175
This is a difficult repair and can require lots of touch up to make it work and look good.
$125 for each additional side​

Bridge Group

All prices are for 6 strings except where otherwise noted.
Add $10-20 extra for 12 strings.
Restring is NOT included unless otherwise mentioned.

Electric Bridges

Mount New Bridge........................$20
Tune-O-Matic or Strat hard tail​

​Mount Tele Bridge........................$30

​Mount New Tremolo........................$30
Strat Tremolo or Floyd Rose Style

Mount Bass Bridge........................$20

Acoustic Bridges

Bridge Remove and Reglue, Martin Style 6 String........................$175
Includes Restring & Adjust Service​

Installing Bridges

Tune-O-matic........................$120-$160
plugging/drilling holes​

Tremolo........................$120-$180
plugging holes​/carving rout

Bigsby Install........................$120

Bigsby Install on Tele........................$200
with bridge install, cups, trem, set up

Tele........................$300
mounting, drilling holes through body, etc.

Bass........................$85-$120

Guitar Electronics

Hollow Bodies Add-on........................$25-$75

Pickup Installation........................$50 one
$65 two​
$75 three

Pickup Installation on Tele, Bridge........................$65

Pickup Installation on Tele, Neck........................$50

Pickup Installation on Tele, Set........................$75
mounting, drilling holes through body, etc.

Bass........................$85-$120

EMG Install........................$100
1 pick up, 2 pots, jack & battery
$15 for each additional
$120 for 3 pickup Strat or Noiseless install
$150 for Les Paul with 4 pots

Acoustic Pickup & Install, K&K........................$75
$45 with setup​

Acoustic Pickup & Install, K&K, Trinity........................$90
$60 with setup​

Banjo or Mandolin Pickup & Install, K&K........................$150
Includes setup​

Soundhole Pickup & Install........................$150
$30 with setup​

Ribbon Transducer Install........................$90
$60 with setup​

Install On-Board Acoustic Pickup System........................$199

Clean Electronics........................$25
Top Load (Strat Style)​

Clean Electronics........................$25
Back Load (LP Style)​

Replace Pot........................$45
Two Pots $65​
Three Pots $80​
Four Pots $90​

Replace, Switch Les Paul Style........................$50

Replace, Switch Strat Style........................$55

Push Pull Pot Install........................$55
Each additional $25​

Tap Switch Install........................$50
Each additional $25​

Total Rewire........................$125 & Up
Regular

Total Rewire........................$175 & Up
Hollowbody

Shield Guitar Cavity, Copper........................$50-$75
Plus materials

Shield Guitar Cavity, Paint........................$90
Plus materials

Frets & Fingerboards

Full Fret Level & Re-Crown, Basic 6-String........................$275
$70 with setup​

Fret End File........................$50
$40 with setup

Re-Crown Only........................$50
$30 with setup