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Stringed Instrument Maintenance

  • One-stop shop for stringed instrument repairs, maintenance and mods
  • Certified technicians
  • Available at every Guitar Center location
  • Convenient, consistent quality service

Signature Setup

$49.99

This 22-point setup includes personalizing all of the parameters of the instrument so it will sound and play its best for the player, cleaning and polishing the instrument, as well as a restring. A pack of select strings is included with the setup.

Non-Standard Setup

$59.99

This 22-point setup on instruments other than a standard six-string guitar or bass, such as guitars with a locking tremolo system, classical guitars and 12-string guitars, includes adjusting the truss rod, nut, saddles, action and intonation so the instrument sounds and plays its best for the player, cleaning and polishing the instrument, as well as a restring. A set of select strings is included with this service.

Platinum Setup

$89.99

The Platinum Setup combines our Signature Setup with a full detailing spa treatment, resulting in the ultimate cleaning and maintenance service for stringed instruments. We have partnered with Music Nomad, a well adored equipment care company, to offer a full hardware cleaning, clay bar, and waxing suite to our customers. The result of this system is an instrument with a finish that is much cleaner, shiner, and more protected from future wear. The difference is especially noticeable on the neck's finish, making it as smooth and fast-playing as a brand new instrument.

Non-Standard Platinum Setup

$99.99

The Non-Standard Platinum Setup includes our Signature Setup with a full detailing spa treatment on an instrument that is not a standard six-string electric or acoustic guitar. Some examples would be guitars with a locking tremolo system, classical and resonator guitars, and banjos.

Standard Restring

$19.99

A standard restring includes removing the old strings, tightening all hardware, cleaning and polishing the instrument, putting on new strings and tuning the instrument. A set of select strings is included with this service.

Non-Standard Restring

$29.99

The non-standard restring includes a restring on an instrument that is not a standard six-string electric or acoustic guitar. Some examples would be guitars with a locking tremolo system, classical and resonator guitars, and banjos. The restring includes removing the old strings, tightening all hardware, cleaning and polishing the instrument, putting on new strings and tuning the instrument. A set of select strings is included with this service.

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Routine maintenance is not only crucial to your stringed instrument's longevity, but your musical enjoyment as well. Of course, putting your equipment in the hands of professionals is the best way to be confident that it receives proper treatment—and for that, you're definitely in the right section. GC Repairs is made up of a dedicated team of experts who are just as passionate about playing as you are, so they know what it takes to have your gear looking, feeling and sounding its best. Rest assured, your investment is in safe hands at Guitar Center Repairs.When you love performing, it's only natural that your axe will go through a little wear and tear as time goes on—with that being said, every stringed instrument still needs maintenance to endure many more years of strumming, plucking and Pete Townshend-style windmills. New strings and regular cleaning of frets are both essential to improving intonation and tone quality, but an occasional truss rod adjustment is also important. If the action seems higher than usual, it may have something to do with a humidity change. Since weather causes a neck's wood to expand and contract, the truss rod will need to be adjusted. Bring it to GC Repair and a certified technician will be more than happy to set up your guitar. No doubt, you'll feel and hear a major improvement when it's back in your hands. In addition to repairs, GC also specializes in electronic upgrades and modifications. You never know when you might want to switch up your sound and nothing can give you a more biting tone—or less of one, depending on your personal tastes—than a new set of pickups. Whether you're a metalhead who prefers strictly humbuckers, a surf-instrumentalist who favors the brightness of a single-coil or a garage punker who lives by P90s, GC Repair will have you one step closer to your dream guitar sound. And those services are only the tip of the iceberg. From acoustic nut and saddle replacements to headstock repair, bridge customization and even cosmetic enhancements, GC Repairs can handle it all. Modifications of effects pedals and amplifiers are also a specialty, so set up a meeting with your local store today. A little T.L.C can go a long way, and Guitar Center takes pride in helping you make the most of your musical talents.
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