Richie Dotson

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Richie Dotson

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Richmond, Virginia

2012 Luthier Repair Shop Prices

 

These prices reflect the cost, on average, for the given jobs listed below using my invoice history as a guide.  Some jobs take more time and others may take less.  Ultimately, time and material will determine the final price of a job, including setup, cleanup and consultation.

 

 

Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin Repair price guide

Banjo

Banjo Setup, Complete/ head adjustment, truss rod, coordinator rod adjustment, Nut action corrected, string change (strings not included)

$40.00

Change Banjo Head Mylar, (most) plus cost of head

$45.00

Change Banjo Head, Real Skin (most) plus cost of head

$80.00

Banjo Nut, bone

$45.00

5th string spikes, each (includes the spike/s)

$8.00

Fret Dress, level, crown and polish (no frets get replaces during this procedure)

$95.00

Partial Refret, without binding (per fret) Plus $25.00 for the first fret

$40.00 plus $15.00 per fret

Partial Refret, with binding (per fret) Plus $35.00 for the first fret

$40.00 plus $18.00 per fret

Complete Refret, without binding

 $200.00

Complete Refret, with binding

$240.00

Heel Reshape, (adjusts neck for lower action or higher bridge)

$85.00

Repair Broken Headstock (depends on the severity)

$50.00 to $250.00

Heel re-cut, (more room for head adjustment)

75.00

Restring, (plus cost of strings)

$5.00

Change all machine heads (old tuners are taken at the time of exchange) Tuners not included

$25.00

Replace friction 5th tuner with Geared, plus cost of tuner

$20.00

Guitar and most other stringed instruments 

Guitar Nut, bone

$45.00

12-String, add

$20.00

Saddle, bone

$35.00

Fret Dress, level, crown and polish

$95.00

Partial Refret, without binding (per fret)

$40.00 plus $15.00 per fret

Partial Refret, with binding (per fret)

$40.00 plus $18.00 per fret

Complete Refret, without binding

 $200.00

Complete Refret, with binding

$240.00

Restring, (plus cost of strings)

$15.00

Fret Dress, level, crown and polish

$85.00

Repair Broken Headstock (depends on the severity)

$50.00 to $250.00

Re-glue loose brace, each

$30.00

Neck Reset, Martin or Gibson

$285.00

Guitar Bridge and saddle, build and install (includes all material and saddle)

$135.00

Replace Bridge plate,

$150.00

Re-glue lifting guitar bridge, (remove, clean and re-install) price may vary

$80.00

Shave guitar bridge, to lower action at saddle

$50.00

Install Acoustic Pickup, plus the cost of the pickup

$50.00

Mandolin

Re-glue loose brace,

$50.00

Mandolin Nut, bone

$50.00

Re-shape tone bars, (mandolin only) gives more volume and a better sounding mandolin.

$85.00

Restring, (plus cost of strings)

$10.00

Seat and fit mandolin bridge to top of mandolin, does not include bridge

$20.00

Fret Dress, level, crown and polish

$95.00

Partial Refret, without binding (per fret) Plus $25.00 for the first fret

$40.00 plus $15.00 per fret

Partial Refret, with binding (per fret) Plus $35.00 for the first fret

$40.00 plus $18.00 per fret

Complete Refret, without binding

 $200.00

Complete Refret, with binding

$240.00

Add Wedge Under Fingerboard: This allows a higher bridge or lower action on a mandolin often resulting in a louder instrument.  (Not recommended for some imports)

$205.00

Violin

Bow Rehair - includes hair

$45.00

Autoharp

Change Strings - plus cost of strings

$150.00

Tune - assuming the strings are not in poor condition

$40.00

Shop Rate per Hour

$40.00