Guitar Repairs

Guitar repairs are handled offsite by our skilled technician, Mark Atkinson. Mark is a seasoned full-time guitar tech, with over 20 years’ experience. He’s become the go-to tech for many local retailers, famous guitarists, and local professionals. Guitars are picked up/dropped off at the shop weekly.

Guitar repair prices are for labour only. Parts (incl. strings) are an additional charge. Please note that nut, saddle, and bridge repairs will most likely require a setup in addition to the initial repair. This list represents the most common guitar repairs, please call or email for any other requests not listed.

Please email us to book a drop off time or inquire about other repair services not listed here. All prices subject to change. The shop does not offer painting, refinishing, or finish repairs.

Price List for Common Guitar Repairs

Re-String   Setup  
Acoustic, Electric, Bass $30 Acoustic, Electric, Bass $65
12-String, Classical $35 12 String $85
Electronics   Other  
Jack/Pot/Switch $35 & up Bridge Reset (with setup) $150
Pickup Install (Electric) $40 & up Custom Bone Nut $60
–Additional Pickups $30 Premade Nut $40
Pickup Install (Acoustic) $60 & up Saddle (Standard) $45
Pickup Rewind (per coil) $50 Saddle (Compensated) $60
Cleaning Electronics $20 Tuner Install $40 & up
Fret Work      
Fret Dress $145    
Cowboy Refret $175    
Full Refret $350 & up    

Mark was the senior guitar technician for over a decade at Toronto’s legendary Vintage Guitar spot – ‘Songbird Music’. He’s well known from Guelph to north of Barrie, among store owners & players requiring detailed repairs done precisely the right way. He is extremely talented at anything related to guitar repair and maintenance such as at set-ups, pickup installation, cracks, electronics, nut work, bridge work, frets and more. In addition, he also makes his owns custom pickups designed to suit your tonal needs.

Here are some of the artists our technician has done work for: Rush, Bryan Adams, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Feist, Arcade Fire, Daniel Lanois, Nickelback, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Cockburn, Marilyn Manson, Sloan, Sam Roberts, Jane Siberry, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Death From Above 1979, Sum 41, Ron Hawkins, Blue Rodeo, Moneen, Sarah Harmer, The Trews, Ween, Danko Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Kim Mitchell, The Tea Party, Lawrence Gowan, Frank Marino, Shane Cloutier and many others.