To get the most enjoyment and use out of your instrument, it’s always a good idea to have it properly setup and adjusted to ensure optimum playing comfort and tuning stability and sound. My guitar tech work is charged at a rate of 50€ per hour.
I can travel to you! Most guitar setups and small repairs can be done in your own home. I only ask that you provide a well-lit table or desk to work on, covered with a large bath towel or yoga mat.
Minimum charge : 15€ (for inspection/diagnosis if no other work is done)
Travel charge : 10€ (if my round trip travel time to/from Metro Cambronne is greater than 60 mins)
Prices shown below are presented as a guide and in addition to the minimum charges above; you will be given an estimate once I have examined your instrument but the final amount will be calculated when the work is finished based on the actual time taken (i.e. the cost for your guitar may be higher, or lower, than what is shown here).
String change (acoustic or electric guitar or bass : 15€
Standard Guitar Setup : 50 € (e.g. string change, string height adjustment, neck relief, pickup height adjustment, intonation)
Complete Service for Electric Guitar : 100 € (e.g. Cleaning; fret polish; fingerboard oil/conditioning; string change; string action, nut height, neck relief, and bridge adjustment; pickup height adjustment; intonation adjustment)
Electric Guitar pickup installation (per pickup) : 30€
Treble Bleed bypass mod install : 15€
Installation of new pre-made nut : 35€ + setup cost
Daily rate (for multiple instruments) : 250€ (up to 6 hours, and 50€ per hour thereafter)
Prices above do not include the cost of e.g. strings, electronic components, or spare parts (which you are free to supply yourself if you so wish). If you need me to supply strings or parts make sure you discuss it with me before booking to allow time for ordering and delivery.
There may be many types of strings and tension/gauges available for your instrument. If you are unsure of which strings to buy, I will be very happy to advise you. Just get in touch with me through the Contact Page.
Note that I am not currently equipped to do the more complex jobs e.g. fret work, re-setting broken headstocks, refinishing, etc. In these situations I am happy to recommend other luthiers in Paris that you can visit. You’ll find that list at the end of this blog post “The Paris Expat’s guide to buying a Guitar”.
Note: My guitar students have access to my guitar tech services at greatly reduced rates. See here for details.