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GUITAR REPAIRS & SERVICE

Expert servicing and repairs done right every time at one of Melbourne's most trusted guitar shops.

GUITAR SERVICING PRICES

RE-STRING & Clean

$39

BYO strings or get 10% off our range

Nice and easy, your guitar plays fine but it's time for new strings.


- Remove the old strings

- Clean guitar & condition fingerboard

- Install the new strings

- Tune it up and you're all set!


Service & Adjustment

$78

BYO strings or get 15% off our range

Your guitar has been serving you well but it's time for its annual spruce up and adjustments to keep things running smoothly.

Our Service & Adjustment setup is all about keeping your guitar in great shape.


- Change strings

- Optimise string height/playing action

- Deep clean and polish

- Clean and condition fingerboard

- Polish frets

- Adjust intonation



The Ultimate Setup

$195

BYO strings or get 20% off our range

Get the most out of your guitar and experience Melbourne’s premier guitar set-up service. Our precision fretwork is done completely by hand with your guitar strapped into an Erlewine Neck Jig to simulate string tension in the playing position (you can’t do THAT with a PLEK machine!) for the most accurate fret level possible.


- Change strings

- Optimise string height/playing action

- Deep clean and polish

- Clean and condition fingerboard

- Precision fret level under simulated string tension

- Expert fret crown / dress / polish

- File nut precisely to match the new fret height

- Adjust intonation

- Full hardware and electronics check

We Love Guitars

No doubt about it, we're total guitar geeks here at Guitar Station! We live and breathe this stuff so we're always excited about the opportunity to help you get the most out of your instrument.

Whether it's a basic setup you need, repairs, modifications, re-frets and headstock breaks right through to vintage restorations - We're capable and experienced working on all kinds of electric guitars, basses and acoustic guitars, including precious investment-grade instruments.

Guitar Station - Melbourne Guitar Repairs & Guitar Setups

How we price guitar repairs

STEP 1: Choose a setup

Restring & Clean $39, Service & Adjustment $78, The Ultimate Setup $195

The thing about repairs and mods is that many of them are going to involve doing something that throws the set-up of your guitar out of whack…At the very least your guitar strings are going to need to be replaced because you’re better off paying us to put new ones on your guitar than paying us for the extra time it takes for us to carefully remove, preserve and refit the ones already on your guitar while we do the work!


STEP 2: Estimate job time

Bench charge is $78 per hour, charged in 30-minute increments

Here’s few examples of estimated job times for certain common guitar repairs and modifications:

Install Ulbrick NRS system - hum cancelling - 30 minutes

Fret spot level (level, crown and polish one high fret) - 30 minutes

Output jack (remove the old, install the new) - 30 minutes

Single pickup (remove the old, install the new) - 30 minutes

Potentiometer (remove the old, install the new) - 30 minutes

Pickup set (remove the old, install the new) - 1 hour

Nut (remove the old, shape and install the new pre-cut nut) - 1 hour

Switch pickup selector (remove the old, install the new) - 1 hour

Upgrade a set of tuners (remove the old, install the new) - 1 hour

Upgrade a set of bridge saddles (remove the old, install the new) - 1 hour

Install Strat pickguard (remove the old, install the new) - 1 hour

Shielding - Copper tape cavity shielding - 1 hours & 30 minutes

Rewire entire Strat (remove the old, install the new) - 2 hours

Nut - Custom made from scratch (remove the old, install the new) - 2 hours


Example 1: Customer needs new output jack installed

This is just about the only repair that doesn’t require removing strings!

- 30 minutes for the jack swapover - $39

- High quality DiMarzio USA output jack - $11

TOTAL COST: $50


Example 2: Customer needs new pre-cut bone nut installed

After installing the nut it is very important to set the guitar up properly so it plays right.

- One hour for the nut swap over - $78

- High quality pre-slotted bone nut - $40

- Service Set Up - $78

- Fender 10-46 nickel strings - $14

TOTAL COST: $210


Example 3: Customer has dents in multiple frets, has a scratchy pot and wants a new bridge pickup

Countless gigs and jam sessions have gone by, it’s time to give the old workhorse some love and make it even BETTER than when it was new!

- 30 minutes for the pot swapover - $39

- 30 minutes for the pickup swapover - $39

- The Ultimate Set-Up (as described in servicing details above) - $195

- Gretsch Hilo’Tron bridge pickup - $150

- Fender 10-46 nickel-plated strings - $14

TOTAL COST: $437

Guitar Setups Melbourne

Henry Dalkin

King of the fret level and owner at Guitar Station. Rumour has it he was once locked inside a room with a Plek machine for a fret-levelling death match...The fact he's still here tells us the Plek machine came off second best!

Guitar Repairs Melbourne

Luke Elliot

Whenever the soldering iron is hot at Guitar Station, more often than not you'll find our man Luke precisely wiring a guitar up better than new.

Guitar SetUPS

Let's face it, no matter how good your guitar is it'll never reach it's full potential without a perfect setup.

At Guitar Station we've got decades of real-world experience with all brands and styles of guitar.

Perhaps you need a drop-tune setup for a recording session, maybe you need to prepare your bass to go out on tour, or you might simply have just decided to start playing acoustic guitar - we're gonna get the most out of your instrument.

Guitar repairs and setups - Melbourne guitar luthier