Guitar Service and Repair

Emerald City Guitars is the professional’s choice for guitar repair in Seattle! Our resident luthier, Tyler Geske, is a graduate of the famous Roberto Venn School of Luthiery and is now Seattle’s go-to guy for anything from basic repairs to complete vintage restorations including refrets, neck resets, finish work and much more. A partial list of some of our more well known clients include Bill Frisell, Billy F. Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, The Black Crowes, Jason Mamoa, Pearl Jam, Jessica Dobson & Deep Sea Diver, Telekinesis, The Walkmen, Lynval Golding, Studio X, The Supersuckers, Mudhoney, Randy Hansen, Death Cab for Cutie, Clinton Fearon, KD Lang, Henry Cooper, Alien Crime Syndicate, Orbit Studios, The Lonely H, Fleet Foxes, The Magic Mirrors… and YOU!

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Repair Rates

*Prices based on a repair labor rate of $110 per hour and apply to guitars in otherwise good working order. Actual prices may vary depending on your guitar. Parts, strings, rush fees, and taxes are an additional charge. We take a lot of pride in our repair shop and we will go the extra mile to make sure our customers are satisfied!

* For rush service (when available), add an additional 50% to standard repair fee

SETUPS are $110 plus strings and tax, and include the following: restring with your choice of stringsclean and/or oil fingerboard, check and adjust intonation, check tuners and all hardware, adjust truss rod if needed, check and adjust nut slots, check and adjust string height, check electronics and pickups, check frets for wear and uniformity

Electric Guitar Rates

Minimum bench fee

$55

Restring, oil fingerboard, polish and tune

$55

Setup (Standard)

$110

Setup (12-String)

$165

Setup (Floyd Rose)

$165

Install bone nut

$110

Replace tuners

$55

Replace pot, jack, pickup or switch (Solid body)

$55

Replace pot, jack, pickup or switch (Hollow body)

$110

Each additional pot, jack, pickup or switch (Solid body)

$35

Each additional pot, jack, pickup or switch (Hollow body)

$45

Complete rewire (Strat/Tele)

$165

Complete rewire (Les Paul)

$220

Complete rewire (Hollow body)

$330

Pickup Rewind (Single-coil)

$110

Pickup Rewind (Humbucker)

$165

Wax pot a loose pickup

$55

Fret level (includes set-up)

$225

Refret (Standard)

$440

Refret (Bound neck)

$550

Refret (Maple fretboard)

$550

Refret (Vintage)

$550+

Additional cleaning fee

$55

Acoustic Guitar Rates

Minimum bench fee

$55

Restring, oil fingerboard, polish and tune

$55

Setup (Standard)

$110

Setup (12-String)

$165

Install bone nut or saddle

$110

Replace tuners

$55

Install acoustic pickup

$110

Crack repair (per inch)

$35+

Brace reglue (per brace)

$65+

Bridge reglue

$225+

Neck reset

Martin $550+

Gibson/Guild $660+

Martin w/Refret $1050+

Gibson/Guild w/Refret $1160+

Fret level (includes set-up)

$225

Refret (Standard)

$440

Refret (Bound neck)

$550

Refret (Vintage)

$550+

Additional cleaning fee

$55