Guitar Repair Pricing Guide – Electronics

Guitar Electronics – Repair Costs

General Maintenence & Modifications

Minimum bench fee or diagnosis
$20
Clean electronics, top load (Strat style)
$20-25
Clean electronics, back load (LP style)
$10-20
Replace Potentiometer
One Pot
$33
Two Pots
$55
Three Pots
$66
Four Pots
$77
Replace Jack
$20
Resolder Jack
$12.50
Replace switch, Les Paul Style
$38.50
Replace switch, Strat Style
$45
Push/Pull pot installation
One
$40
Each Additional
$25
Total Rewire
Solidbody
$120-180
Hollowbody
$175-225
Tap switch installation
One
$27.50
Each Additional
$22.50
Shield Guitar Cavity ($8 for material)
Copper
$67.50
Paint
$70

Electric Guitars


Pickups

Pickup Installation
One
$45
Two
$55
Three
$65
Pickup Installation on a Telecaster
Bridge
$55
Neck
$45
Set
$65
Install Midi pick up
Removeable screw-in
$40
With full permanent routing install
(does not include the cost of making backplates)
$200-275
Install Fernandez Sustainer
(does not include the price of making backplates)
$175 and up
Wax Potting Pick ups (includes un/re install)
First
$60
Each Additional
$17.50
Repair/Rewind Pickups (w/ uninstall/reinstall)
Single Coil
$125
Humbucker
$140
EMG installation
1 pickup, 2 pots, jack & battery
$70
2 pickup, 2 pots, jack & battery
$80
3 pickup Strat or noiseless installation
$80
Les Paul with 4 pots
$95
Rout for Install
First
Additional
Flat Top body rout
$85
$45
Les Paul or Archtop body rout
$100
$55
Rout Pickguard
$55
$27.50
Rout Pickguard
$55
$27.50

 

Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic pick up install
Price
With Setup
Undersaddle installation
$70
+$45 w/ setup
K&K installation
$70
+$45 w/ setup
K&K Trinity installation
$70
+$60 w/ setup
Banjo or Mandolin pickup installation
$90
includes setup
Sound hole pick up installation
$35
+$30 w/ setup
Ribbon transducer install
$75
+$55 w/ setup
Install On-board acoustic pick up system
$180
N/A
Taylor ES Replacement (full)
$90

66 Responses

  1. chris says:

    Ted,
    They will call you from Guitar Center when it is done. Unless there are some complicating factors, expect a call in about 4 business days.

  2. Robbie English says:

    Please help!!! I have a 1990s model Les Paul bass with Bartolini humbuckers and built-in preamp. The preamp no longer works and needs to be replaced. This is a beatiful sounding bass when it’s working,and I have a lot invested.can even repair myself if you could get me the right parts. Thanks for your attn. Gibson pointed me in your direction.

  3. chris says:

    Robbie, Can you get me a photo of the preamp? Most of the time, the Bartolini preamps are epoxy coated so you can’t repair them, you must replace them. I just need to see a picture to point you in the right direction. Send me a photo at thirdcoastguitar@gmail.com

  4. Tom Gehr says:

    I have a Japanese made Fender Strat I inherited from my brother, and would like to have a set of Fralin Blues Special pickups put in along with an electronics check to see if anything needs to be replaced and/or upgraded. Fralin web site lists you as a dealer. What are your costs for the set?

  5. chris says:

    Tom,
    That is a fantastic guitar and the Fralins will sound great. I have a lat 80s Japanese Strats and it is one of my favorite guitars. The Fralins are $250 a set and we charge $65 to install. The pots and switch on those guitars can leave a little bit to be desired. We can just do some cleaning and tightening or we can replace them with CTS or Bourne pots and a nicer cap for the tone pot as well as a CRL switch. It just depends on how far you want to go and what you want to spend. A total rewire would run about $150 plus parts. The parts would run between $38.50 and $75 depending on what kind of parts you want.

  6. i have severalbasses,2 Laklands & a Ibanez SR405 Soundgear.It has good action & straight neck,but I’m not happy with the Stock Pick Ups & Pre Amp.I want something with alittle more Higher Output & Thicker Tone with just a touch of “Growl”,like the Musicman Exposed Pole Humbuckers.It has 2 Soap Bar PU’s & I don’t know if MusicMan PU’s would actually fit,but I was thinking some sort of Exposed Pole OR some sort of High Output Soap Bar Humbuckers with an Aguilar Pre.How much would something like that cost(a Pr. of PU’s & Aguilar Pre).Thanks. Clif “Bassclif”-3one2 Purchase & Download the Debut CD “Sculpture In Time” by 3one2 now available on iTunes,Amazon mp3,Spotify Just Added to Our New Website-3one2music.com.

  7. chris says:

    Clif,
    There are no exposed coil humbuckers I know of that will drop into that, so yes, you would need to rout that guitar. You may be able to get the same kind of growl with simply using a passive pickup with the Aguilar. Bartolini makes a bunch of really good passive pickups that have a punchy output. I would imagine you would look at around $225 in labor (most of that for routing the guitar), and around $400 for the parts maybe a little less.

  8. Andy says:

    I have a Gibson J45 with installed LR Baggs Element undersaddle pickup. I am wanting to upgrade it to an LR Baggs iMix, and I read on an LR Baggs forum that dealers (which I think you guys are) can order the iMix components minus the element and do an installation/upgrade using my current element pickup plus the new iMix bridgepate pickup and preamp/stereo mixer.

    Is this something you guys do, and if so what is the rate and turnaround time on an installation. Thanks in advance!

  9. chris says:

    Sure Andy, we can do that no problem. i don’t stock that part so I would need to order it from Baggs. I believe the cost is around $230 maybe a pinch less minus the pickup. I am assuming you want the one that mounts internally as opposed to the one that requires a hole cut in the body. Turn around time should be about 5-7 days since I would need to order the part. The installation is pretty quick and painless, should run you about $60.

  10. Ricky Fulbright says:

    I have a Burwood lead guitar and I need to replace the audio jack. It’s a great sounding guitar but I don’t know how it broke or if I even did but I tried two ac cords and both didn’t work but they worked on my bass. I think maybe I set it down wrong or something. Please Help!!!

  11. chris says:

    Sorry Rick ,but I would really need to see the guitar to tell you what is wrong with it. I imagine one of the leads came loose from the jack.

  12. Alejandro says:

    I have a Squier vintage modified jaguar and was wondering how much to route the body to install a tremolo?

  13. Ricky Fulbright says:

    Alright man ill try and take a pic of it and my buddy said that the pick ups might be messed up

  14. chris says:

    Doesn’t that already have a Jaguar style tremolo??

  15. Mak says:

    The website says it costs $65 to install 3 pickups. Is this for all guitars? I have an HSH Ibanez with a floyde rose tremolo and pickguard. I want to replace all the pickups with a Steve Vai set of Dimarzios. Would it still cost me $65 dollars?

  16. chris says:

    Yep, that is $65 for any normal guitar like the Ibanez HSH. Some guitars are a little more (like a Tele or an Explorer which requires you to remove the strings completely to access the pickup cavity), and any normal set of passive pickups.

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