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 Post subject: Fee for doing a set up
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Hi guys.

I have had more and more people bringing me their guitars for a set up.

Is there a basic fee some of you charge to do this?

I have been charging $40 plus the strings.

No idea if I am in the ballpark or not.

Some only take a half hour and some take an hour and a half.

Thanks for any advice.

Watergunn


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:54 pm 
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I get $50

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:56 pm 
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I charge $35 and that includes strings. It is probably a local thing based on area cost of living.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Depends on the type of guitar, fixed bridges, electrics and acoustics $40, standard tremelos $60, locking tremelos $70. Strings are extra.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:15 am 
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$60 plus strings. That includes intonating the saddle if necessary, polishing saddle and nut, cleaning fingerboard and soundboard, checking tuner tightness, etc.


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