Repairs & Restorations
Do something nice for your guitar, it’s kind of like a spa day. String installation includes basic cleaning, fretboard treatment, tune to pitch and test intonation. We will also sneak a peek and make sure everything is good to go on your instrument.
SET-UPS AND FRET LEVELS
If you play your guitar like a regular human, things will get bumped around and the frets will eventually show some wear. If you play like your life depended on it and attack it with the fury of a samurai warrior it will be even more noticeable.
Set-ups include diagnostics, redressing and buffing frets, cleaning fret board, tightening hardware, restring, adjusting nut slots, truss rod adjustment, etc. Fret levels include measuring and leveling frets, re-crowning and redressing until they are silky and smooth
Nothing lasts forever, and open strings will never sound right if you busted your nut. Sometimes even new guitars need or will, at least, benefit from a properly cut nut. The big factories simply don’t spend the time to get it right and the guys are Guitar Center usually don’t give a crap. That is where we step in and make sure that your guitar is good to go. Nut replacement Includes hand shaping a new nut and fitting it specifically for each instrument. It is highly recommended each instrument be set up to ensure optimal playability.
Have you noticed the sub-standard parts that come standard on many factory guitars these days? If you want to rock & roll all night and party every day, your guitar will need rock-solid components. The big guitar companies can save boat loads of cash by using less expensive stuff hoping that you won’t notice. Come on man! We care about your tone just as much as you do and will upgrade some or all your parts to “Tier 1” gear.
If you inherited a guitar from a cowboy… or you are a cowboy there might be considerable wear on the first few frets. No sense in redoing the whole shootin’ match buckaroo. Let us fix the bad ones and you will be playing happy trails again in no time.
You can have all the best woods and hardware but if your frets are in bad shape, it just ain’t no fun. A full re-fret is serious business and you must get it right the first time.
Includes fretboard plane to correct radius, slot cleaning, frets pressed in with consistent pressure, level, crown and polish silky smooth.
HEADSTOCK REPAIRS & MODIFICATIONS
It’s no secret that some guitar designs have a reputation for fragile headstocks. I’m not going to mention any names here, but you know who you are. It’s impossible to look cool when your guitar won’t stay in one piece. We can get your broken headstock looking good as new or if you are a cheap bastard, we can at least get it playing again. Some breaks are clean and can simply be glued back together. Unfortunately, some breaks require a full rebuild before you can gig with it again. If your neck has been broken multiple times and you don’t think it will ever play again, we can help. Oh yeah, we can also update a lame looking headstock to something more classic and way cooler.
PAINT REPAIRS AND FINISH WORK
You spend all that money on a guitar and expect it to look a certain way. We see it all the time… a big ginder in the paint, usually, it’s a Facebook post with the words “who can fix this”. We can make your guitar look new even after the most aggressive delivery driver or baggage handler has had their way with it. And remember, custom work is still our specialty. If you want a complete refinish or brand-new paint on a guitar you made yourself… because you are so smart. Here is another Texas Toast quote you can use, “It isn’t finished until it’s finished”