We have almost 60 yrs of experience playing and 40 yrs experience repairing guitars.We do everything from basic set ups and restrings to complete restoration of vintage and used guitars, flat-tops, electric, archtop and classical.
We are service and warranty centers for CF Martin, Fender, Eastman and Taylor musical instruments.
We had a recent interview with the Burlington Free Press. Take a look.
We had a recent video interview with the Burlington Free Press. Check it out!https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/2023/02/02/musical-instrument-creator-serves-as-buddhist-priest-at-vt-zen-center/69854158007/
With over 40 yrs of repairing string instruments we repair just about anything including violins, guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, banjoleles, banjolins, harps, autoharps and even sitars.
Check out these videos to see the scope of what we do here.
Major neck reset and bridge restoration
guitar, mandolin, banjo ;
set up;$45;restring $20
strings not included;
bound $350/unbound $250;
bridge reglue $75;
neck reset $250 and up
violin; new bridge and sound post adjust;$45;
set up and restring $25 + strings;
top cracks, reglue fingerboard,etc is based on $75 per hour estimation
Upright bass: $75 set up
/adjust bridge and sound post;
new bridge $95+ does not include price of the bridge
Banjo: we do new heads, including skin, refrets, replace missing parts, custom necks and more; railroad capo spikes ($20 for the first $15 each additional
We also specialize in mandolin repairs and customizing, custom instruments, restorations, refretting, etc.
We do verbal/visual estimates for free on site. If you send us photos by email, we can give you an idea, but no estimates are given without a visual inspection on site. We try our best to give estimates close to cost, but unforeseen things can always come up and any large extra cost we will contact you about before going ahead. Written Appraisals are available for insurance or claims purposes for $25 each instrument.
We never do expensive repairs on instruments that exceed their actual value, unless it's something of value to you and this is clear to you before we proceed. All repairs exceeding $100 require a 50% deposit.
We try and be helpful and educate people about their instruments. Take a look at our videos on our Youtube channel Nowa Randall Crosby.
Below are two videos, the first on restringing, the second on humidity control.