String Instrument Repairs

Arnie Gamble

Luthier, Musician, Repairman

 

 

Specializing in stringed instrument repair and restoration, Arnie Gamble began building and restoring stringed instruments in 1978. Currently a member of the Luthier’s Guild of America as well as an authorized technician for C. F. Martin Guitars, Arnie enjoys helping musicians achieve musical goals of all styles. Check out his website for his past work. arniegamble.com

 

The following list is a price reference for the most common string instrument repairs. Arnie is available by appointment only at this time.

Please call (916) 508-9122 to make an appointment. 

 Acoustic and Electric Guitar Repair

Acoustic  and Electric Guitar Repair

Includes Mandolins and Banjos

6 String Price Includes
Set Up $60.00 Adjustment of truss rod, nut, saddle and intonation
New Nut $100 + Cost of Parts Custom cut and fit of new nut
New Saddle $80 + Cost of Parts Custom cut and fit of new saddle
Fret Level and Crown $80.00
Pick-up Installation $80.00 each

12 String Price Includes
Set Up $80.00 Adjustment of truss rod, nut, saddle and intonation
New Nut $140 + Cost of Parts Custom cut and fit of new nut
New Saddle $100 + Cost of Parts Custom cut and fit of new saddle
Fret Level and Crown $120.00
Pick-up Installation $120.00 each


All Fretted Instruments

Repairs for cracks, bindings, pick guards, tuners and broken headstocks must be seen for evaluation. Please make an appointment with Arnie.

Service Price Includes
Complete Refret $300.00
Neck Reset $300.00
6 String Bridge Reglue $120.00
12 String Bridge Reglue $120.00


Violin and Violas

Repairs for open cracks, open seams and broken necks must be seen for evaluation. Please make an appointment to see Arnie.

Service Price Includes
Fit New Bridge $40 + Cost of Parts
Install Fine Tuners $2 each + Cost of Parts
Set Up $40 + Cost of Parts
Install Tail Adjusters $20 + Cost of Parts
Fit New Ebony Tuners $20 each + Cost of Parts
Set Sound Post $10
Reglue Fingerboard $60


Cellos

Repairs for open cracks, open seams and broken necks must be seen for evaluation. Please make an appointment to see Arnie.

Service Price Includes
Fit New Bridge $60 + Cost of Parts
Install Fine Tuners $2 each + Cost of Parts
Set Up $60 + Cost of Parts
Install Tail Adjusters $40 + Cost of Parts
Fit New Ebony Tuners $30 each + Cost of Parts
Set Sound Post $10
Reglue Fingerboard $80
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