Guitar Repairs and Maintenance

Stringz Guitar Studio is proud to have a fully tooled and stocked guitar repair bench, and we specialise in restrings, setups, fret dressing and levelling alterations, electrical work and aftermarket pickup installation for both acoustic and electric guitars.

Guitar repairs are not just about huge jobs. Keeping your guitar in pristine playing shape (no matter its age or its number of scratches)  is half the battle, and a well setup instrument will serve as the foundation for a good learning experience, a good performance, a good recording, or whatever you set out to achieve with your guitar. At Stringz Guitar Studio we can offer this at a competitive rate, with fast turnaround time.

Our current rates are as follows:

Stringz Guitar Studio: ‘String Change Workshops’ – $50
A few times a year we put on a workshop, showing interested students how to clean, polish, restring and maintain their instrument. For more information, see our String Change Workshops page for more information!

‘NuStringz’ service – Prices start at $35!
We’re super proud of our ‘NuStringz’ service; our official “guitar makeover service”. We believe for the money it is very comprehensive. We think that you’ll feel, hear and see the difference, and after investing a few dollars in your instrument, we think you’ll feel that you play better too.

It includes the following:
• Check over your guitar for any repairs and maintenance required
• Supply and fit a complete new set of strings (brand is of your choice below) to your guitar. 
• Professionally polish the frets and give the fretboard a thorough clean
• Oil the fretboard
• Clean and polish the guitar

NuStringz service for Classical guitar
– Prices start at $35
This $35 price reflects D’addario brand strings, we recommend the EJ27N, the industry standard classical string. We also stock several premium styles of nylon string, ask for pricing and more info when you drop your guitar in.

NuStringz service for Steel string acoustic guitar – Prices start at $35
This $35 price reflects generic, unbranded strings. For steel string guitars, we recommend D’addario brand strings – in particular the Nickel Bronze series, available in varying gauges. We also stock several premium styles of steel string, ask for pricing and more info when you drop your guitar in.

NuStringz service for Electric guitar – Prices start at $35
This $35 price reflects generic, unbranded strings. For electric guitars, we recommend D’addario brand strings – in particular the NYXL series, available in varying gauges. We also stock several premium styles of electric strings, ask for pricing and more info when you drop your guitar in.

Standard Setup and Service – Prices start at $120
Our standard setup and service is a detailed, comprehensive overhaul of your guitar. We are confident to say it will come back to you playing as nice, if not better than when it was new. It includes the following:
• Check hardware and electronics / string height at nut
• Check and adjust if necessary: neck relief / string height at bridge / pickup height / intonation
• Check and adjust string height at nut (if necessary) 
• Lubricate points of contact (ie nut slots and saddles)
• Fret polish
• Fretboard service
• Fit new strings (customer’s choice from our range) 
• Report any issues needing further attention

Note: All restrings or setups for electric guitars equipped with Official Floyd Rose (or equivalent double-locking i.e.: Licensed Floyd Rose, Kahler etc) tremolos will incur a $20 surcharge.


Acoustic Guitar – Other Services

  • Fret level, crown and polish (with no setup) –  $120
  • Fret level, crown and polish (with setup) –  $160 (save 66% on setup costs!)
  • Supply/Fit new hand-carved bone bridge saddle – $45
  • Supply/Fit new hand-carved bone nut – $55
  • Supply/Fit Hand Carved Bone Nut and Bone Bridge Saddle – $70 (Package deal!)
  • Supply/Fit Aftermarket Tuning Heads – Contact us for a quote.

    Before getting any of these services done, we recommend a thorough inspection for high frets. Nothing gets in the way of the search for the lowest possible action than a high fret.

Electric Guitar – Other Services

  • Fret level, crown and polish (no setup) –  $120
  • Fret level, crown and polish (with setup) –  $160 (save 66% on setup costs!)
  • Supply/Fit Hand Carved Bone Nut – $55
  • Supply/Fit Aftermarket Tuning Heads – Contact us for a quote.

    Before getting any of these services done, we recommend a thorough inspection for high frets. Nothing gets in the way of the search for the lowest possible action than a high fret.

Prices are in AUD and include GST.
Prices are subject to change and are current as of January 1, 2019.

To book your guitar in for maintenance please contact us.