AVH offers all aspects of guitar repair and modification except full refinishing – only small touch-up work on scratches, chips and crack fills. Issues with certain specific electronics like Gibson Robot and MIDI Synth guitars are not accepted. Remote repair service for studios and backline tech for bands is also available.
All prices are listed in NOK, and are for labour only – parts and strings not included. Discounts for shops are available. Any repair work not listed here is subject to inspection and can be quoted accordingly.
Estimates - No charge. Estimates for any unlisted repairs or mods cannot be given over the phone or by email without actually seeing the instrument - or at least by clear, accurate photos sent to me of the problem via email.
Standard Bench Rate - The standard, hourly bench rate for unlisted, unusual or particularly labour-intensive repairs or modifications. Some large repairs may require the job to be stretched out over a period of days in small periods, for which the bench time will be recorded by the minute and accumulated. 600 / hour or 10 / min
Setup includes : Evaluate, remove old strings, inspect internally for loose braces or cracks (acoustics), evaluate and re-seat or glue down any loose fret ends (within reason), clean fingerboard and frets, oil fingerboard, check electronics and clean pots/switches if necessary, tighten tuners and any hardware, clean neck and body (within reason), restring with player’s string choice, tune to pitch and stretch in, check and file nut slots (if necessary), shave or shim bridge saddle (acoustics), adjust bridge saddles for action height (+ leveling floating trems), adjust truss rod, adjust pickups optimally, set intonation, final polish. (NOTE: Setups are very dependent on the player’s playing style, chosen tuning and string gauge used – especially floating trem guitars. All instruments are setup to standard A440 tuning unless specified differently beforehand – the more information you give about how you like your guitar set, the better I can help you)
Acoustic 6 string – 500
Acoustic 12 string or Classical – 550
Electric Hardtail and Bass – 600
Electric with Floating or Locking Tremolo – 700
Prices include re-setup. Refret includes fretwire as well.
Full Fret Dress/Level – 1400 What’s in a ‘fret Dress’?
Partial Fret Dress – 800
Full Refret unbound rosewood/ebony fingerboard – 2500
Full Refret bound or maple fingerboard – 2800
Partial Refret – 1200 and up
File sharp ends – 350
Any fret work involving stainless steel +30%
NUTS AND SADDLES
Pre-slotted 4, 6 & 7 string – 450
Pre-slotted 12 string – 650
Blank hand cut/fit 4, 6 & 7 string – 650
Blank hand cut/fit 8 string – 700
Blank hand cut/fit 12 string – 800
Drop-fill & Re-cut – 100 per slot
Nut Slot Filing on existing nut – Bench Rate / minute
Acoustic Saddle Replace/Retrofit – 300 and up.
NOTE: Semi-hollow guitars take longer, hourly bench rate applies. Installation of any components with a PC board (preamps, Sustainers particularly) must be from a brand new, packaged units only.