Guitar & Bass Repairs

 

We Tune, Restring, Service & Set-Up all Stringed Instruments!

Fast, Affordable and Reliable Service.

 

Clients include:

Art Brut - Banks & Wag (TV's Zingzillas, Blue Peter, X Factor) - Bo Ningen - Lewis Boyes (Adalita/Jen Cloher) - Brand New Heavies - Deirdre Cartwright (BBC TV's Rockschool) - Cathedral - Chrome Hoof - Cornershop - Cranbourne Music - The Dandy Warhols - The Drones - The Duke Spirit - Terry Edwards (Tindersticks, Spiritualized, PJ Harvey, Robyn Hitchcock etc.) - Matthew Fagan - Th' Faith Healers - FOALS - FOUND SOUND - Dave Graney - Colin Greenwood - Guillemots - HTRK - Howling Bells - James Johnston (Gallon Drunk, PJ Harvey, Dot Allison, Faust, Nick Cave etc.) - Malcolm Joseph (Grace Jones, Roxy Music) - Macari's Musical Instruments - Magic Numbers - Ben Mandelson (Magazine, 3 Mustaphas 3) - Laura Marling - The Masonics - Thee Milkshakes - My Bloody Valentine - The Naked And Famous - Noah And The Whale - Pete & The Pirates - The Priscillas - RAK Recording Studios - Vince Ray - Rose-Morris Guitars - The Rumblestrips - Silverfish - Spirogyra - Stereolab - Owen Thomas (Graham Coxon, Cee Bee Beaumont) - Kavus Torabi (Cardiacs, Gong) - Urban Voodoo Machine - Martha Wainwright - Matt Walker - Jeremy Warmsley - Wild Turkey - Yuck - and many more!

 

Foals travis Bean Black

FOALS' Travis Bean with damaged fingerboard, before and after restoration

 

 

 

Price Guide

Prices shown exclude parts & strings

Turn-around time for most services is 1 day to 1 week

 

Set-Up, Repairs & Maintenance:

Re-String - Guitar/Bass $20 - Classical $30 - 12-String $40

Electrical Service - from $25+ (semi-acoustic add $20)

Set-Up - $75 (Includes Restring & Electrical Service)

Why Does A Guitar Need A Set-Up?

 

Fret-Levelling - $150 (includes Full Set-Up, Restring & Electrical Service)

What Is A Fret-Levelling?

 

Re-Fret - Rosewood $300 - Maple $400 (bound or set-neck add $100 each)

What does a Re-Fret involve?

 

Headstock Break and Crack Repairs - from $80+ each

Guild headstock break - beforeGuild headstock break - after

 

 

Lifting Acoustic Bridgeplate Reglued - $95

classical guitar with lifting bridge plate being repaired

 

 

 

Hardware Upgrades

Bigsby Vibrato Installation - $50+

New Nut / Saddle - $50 (Hand-Cut Bone)

Tuner/Machine Head Replacement - $45 (direct drop in)

 

 

Custom Work

Replica 1960 Burns Sonic Aluminium Bridge

Hand-Carved Replica Adjustable Aluminium Bridge made for a 1960 Burns Sonic Guitar

 

 

Custom Pickguards/Scratchplates - from $90

See some of the Pickguards I have made

 

Custom Binding and Inlays - Call for a quote

See an example of my inlay work

 

 

 

Pickup Installation

Acoustic Piezo Undersaddle - $90+

Solid-body - 1 for $50 - 2 for $80 - 3 for $100

Archtop/Semi-Acoustic - 1 for $75 - 2 for $100

Pickguard Modification / Body Routing - $50+ per area

 

Fender Jaguar Switch Lock

Fender Jaguar Switch-Lock, designed for James Johnston (PJ Harvey, Lydia Lunch etc)

James Johnston with Lydia Lunch

 

See some of my other Custom Solutions

 

 

How To Find Me:

Call Jon on 0490 189 765

or email: info@blackguitars.com

 


 

Repairs to Other Stringed Instruments?

I also undertake repairs on Auto-Harps, Zithers, Double Basses, Violins, Violas, Cellos etc!

autoharp repairs & restorations

Autoharp Restored 2011

 

zither repairs & restorations

Zither Restored 2007

 

double bass brokendouble bass repaired

Double Bass Repaired 2008

double bass broken double bass repaireddouble bass repaired