The Guitar Workshop


"The difference is in the details and the details make all the difference."


Expert Guitar Repair

Setup, Restorations & Upgrades

Specializing in acoustic and electric guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and other stringed instruments. Below is a list of some common services and upgrades. Email for quotes on anything not listed below.


TGW Precision Setups Starting at $65 

You spend hundreds or thousands on your gear. Don't neglect the most important part.

   Why you need a TGW Precision Setup:  

Most guitars come from the factory out of spec, with high action (string height) and other issues making it difficult to play, stay in tune and sound its best. Guitars are generally made of wood which is affected by seasonal temperature and humidity changes. These changes will also impact the sound and playability. Over time parts will wear, move out of spec and will routinely need adjustments (setups) along the way to keep it playing and sounding its best while also personalizing it to your playing style.   With a precision setup @ The Guitar Workshop you can expect improved sound and sustain, less buzz, lower action (string height), improved playability, perfect intonation and tuning stability. Routine setups are an important part of your instruments maintenance. Instruments should be inspected and setup when purchased. After that I recommend a setup at least twice a year. 


TGW Precision Setup Includes: 

  • Detailed inspection of entire instrument
  • ​Personalized recommended upgrades and tweaks
  • Inspect & set truss rod relief & lubricate truss rod nut
  • Inspect, file & polish nut slots for proper action and string gauge
  • Inspect, file & polish saddle(s) for optimal string height, radius, intonation and gauge
  • Lubricate tuners and other parts 
  •  Tighten all screws and nuts
  • Clean & oil fret board (oil if needed)
  • ​Clean and buff frets
  • Install strings, tune and stretch
  • Set up vibrato (when equipped)
  • Clean and lubricate pots and switches (electric)
  • Inspect & adjust pickup and pole piece heights (electric)
  • ​Clean and polish instrument 

 Vibrato Bridges (ie: Strats, Jags, Jazzmaster) Add $5, Locking Nut Floyd Vibratos,12 strings, Mandolins, Latin Instruments, Banjos, Rickenbackers Add $15



**Recommended Percoco Custom Shop Package

​Acoustic Guitar: Starting at $355  Electric Guitar: Starting at $295


​ 1. Handmade bone nut and bone saddle for acoustic guitars. Bone is a much more efficient transmitter of string energy and offers better high to low end balance with punchier bass and crisper highs, increased sustain, harmonics, clarity, and volume. Bone is also a much harder and denser material than plastic and will last much longer. 

2. Clamp and glue frets. Factory fret jobs are often loose and poorly finished. Most guitars frets are poorly pressed in at the factory without any adhesive to hold them in. The slots are often too big and the frets can come loose. Clamping and gluing in the frets will create a fuller sound with more resonance and sustain and prevent the frets from coming loose in the future.

3. Precision fret leveling, crowning and polishing. This will level the frets to allow for low action, minimize fret buzz, eliminate fret divots, scratches and reshape the frets for an amazing feel. The final polishing process results in extremely smooth frets that are easy to play and bend on.

4. Precision Setup. Personalized to your playing style and preferences. 



Pickup Swaps/Installations Starting at $30 

Pickups and parts extra. Price is per pickup. 



Roll Fretboard Edges - Starting at $75



Restring  $25

​ Recommended if your guitar was just recently setup here and you just need a quick string change.  Includes restringing, stretch and tune, cleaning/polish and fret buffing. Strings are extra.  Vibrato Add $5, 12 string, Latin Instruments, Banjo, Classical, Floyd Rose Add $10



  Super Strat Mod $80

The Super Strat Mod replaces a tone control with a blender pot, which gives you the ability to blend the pickups to achieve new tones. You can blend the neck and bridge pickups as well as getting all three. You can blend all the pickups together by choosing either position 2 or 4 and playing with the blender pot. 



Complete Refrets Starting at $450 (Nickel) $550 (Stainless)

Includes installing new frets,  fret leveling, crown and polish and precision setup.



Bone Nut and Compensated Bone Saddle Starting at $220 

  Upgrade your tone with bone!

Includes replacing your nut and saddle with a handmade bone nut and saddle and a precision setup.  Bone is the preferred material used in most high end and custom instruments and is a much more efficient transmitter of string energy to the top of the guitar. It offers a better high to low end balance, with punchier bass and crisper highs, increased sustain, harmonics, clarity, and volume. Strings are extra. 



Bone Nut Fabrication Starting at $150

Includes replacing nut with hand made bone nut & setup. 

Twelve string bone nut. $200



Bone Saddle Fabrication Starting at $130

   Includes replacing saddle with hand made bone saddle (compensated for proper intonation when needed) & setup.



   Fret Level, Crown, Polish & Precision Setup  Starting at $230

 Whether your guitar is brand new or used, frets that are not level, loose or worn cause many common issues such as excessive buzzing, loss of sustain, dead notes and make playing difficult. Includes clamping and gluing the frets, fret leveling, crown, polish and precision setup.



Dunlop Strap Locks $30

Protect your investment. Strap locks prevent your strap from coming loose so you don't drop your guitar by accident. Includes Dunlop straplocks and installation.  



File Fret Edges Starting at $75



        Tuner Swap/Installations Starting at $20

           Higher price for tuners that require widening of peg holes or other modification. Tuners are not included.                                  



Crack Repairs

Stop by for a quote.



Rush fee $50

Guarantees the work to be done in a week or less. Per Guitar.