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Your First Stop For Stringed Instrument Service


J. Rieck Music is a full-service stringed instrument repair center. For anything from basic setup work to major structural repairs, we have you covered. With over 15 years of experience in building and repairing stringed instruments, I have seen just about everything and am equipped with a fully outfitted shop to handle the most complex repairs. 

J. Rieck Music is an authorized C.F. Martin & Co.® Service Center.

With the help of Dave Deg, I will now be offering amplifier and electronics repair at the new location. Dave has been serving the Sioux Falls area out of Sioux Falls Music for years and has a sterling reputation due to his deep knowledge of electronics and a lifelong love of musical gear. 

Repair Prices


Below are examples of common repair prices; for a more accurate quote please bring
your instrument in for a complete evaluation.


Guitar Setup


Bench Fee: $20 
Minimum labor charge for quick adjustments and small jobs.


Deep Clean: $40
Cleaning dirty instruments, including fingerboard, body, and hardware.

New Bone Nut: $85 ($75 with Full Setup, add $25 for 12-string)
Includes materials. 

Mandolin Bone Nut: $105 ($90 with Full Setup)

12-String Guitar Nut: $125 ($110 with Full Setup)

Fret Level, Crown, and Polish: $140 (+ $20 for maple fingerboard)
Includes setup. 


Install New Tuners: $35 - $80 
Depending on how directly the new tuners fit. It may be more if it requires plugging and redrilling tuner holes.

 

Restring: $15 + strings (+$5 for 12-string)

Restring and Tune-up: $30 ($20 with additional service. Add $10 for 12-string)

Restring and Basic Action Adjustment: $60

Action, intonation, adjust nut slots, tension tuners, light cleaning, check electronics, tighten all screws and nuts, inspect interior and exterior, balance tremolo.

Locking Tremolo Setup: $80
Action, intonation, adjust tuners, cleaning, check electronics.

New Bone Saddle: $65 (+$15 for 12-string)
Includes materials. 

Ukelele Saddle: $45


Refret: $320 (+ $25 for 12-string)
Includes simple dressing of the fingerboard, and basic setup (+$40 for maple, +$70 or more for major fretboard redress).

Replace Pickguard with Prefab part: $35 plus materials 
Remove and replace. May require sealing of the top if the original pickguard adhered directly to wood (+$25).

Full Setup: $80 (+20 for 12-string)
All services of Restring and Basic Action Adjustment, plus minor fretwork, including spot leveling and gluing of loose fret ends, deep cleaning, and bridge fitting on archtop instruments.


Fit and Adjust Premade Nut or Saddle: $50 + parts

Nut and Saddle Package: $125 (+ $35 for 12-string)

Shim Nut and Adjust Slots: $40

Raise Individual Nut Slots: $10 each

New Nut with Fret Work: $75

Fret Level, Crown & Polish with Restring and Basic Action Adjustment: $140 (+20 for maple fingerboard)

Fret Level, Crown & Polish: $100 (no additional service)

Individual Frets: $20 per fret
$80 minimum, may require fret level as well.

Replace Pickguard with Custom part: $70 plus materials
May require sealing of the top if the original pickguard adhered directly to wood (+$25).

 

 












Bridge and Neck Repair


Bridge Reglue: $160+
Price depends on complexity.

Neck Reset - Martin Dovetail: $480 (+ $25 for 12-string)
Includes new saddle and touchup. Does not include fretwork or new nut. 

Repair Bridge Plate: $90

Crack Repair w/ Retouch: $60 + $20 per cleat

Headstock Crack with Splines Or Overlay: $400+
Price depends on complexity. Includes finishing. Setup not included (+$40).

Bridge Replacement: $240 + Cost of Prefab Bridge
Fit prefab bridge, includes new bone saddle, minor retouch, and setup.  

Neck Reset - Taylor NT: $100

Repair Individual Holes on Bridge Plate: $15 Per Hole

Crack Repair w/o Retouch: $25 + $10 Per Cleat

General Finish Retouch: $80+ By Estimate)

Handmade New Bridge: $360+ 
Often necessary for vintage instruments. Includes minor retouch, compensated bone saddle, and setup. Does not include the cost of bridge blank.  

Neck Reset - Other makes, joint styles: By Estimate only.
Please note: this repair is not possible on all guitars. 

Replace Bridge Plate: $320

Glue Headstock Crack: $160
Includes basic finish retouch. Setup not included (+$45).
















Guitar Electronics

*Prices below are for labor only, parts are additional. Hollow body guitars add $20-$40 depending on work needed.  


Diagnostic Bench Fee (if no work is performed): $20

Replace Pots: $40 for the First, $20 for Each Additional

Replace Pickups: $40 First, $20 for Each Additional
Install Acoustic Pickup: $80 
Install under saddle, or K&K Pure Mini style pickup with end jack. Includes minor setup adjustment as needed.


Replace 3-way Switch: $40

Route for New Flat Top Pickups (Fender Style): $70 for First $35 for Each Additional
Replace Jack: $20 ($40 if This is the Only Work Performed)
On Strat style where the pickguard needs to be removed. 

Replace 5-way Switch: $60

Custom Wiring: By Estimate

 


Amp Repair

Amp repair is now available on-site. 


 

Violin Family Repair Prices

Service type - Vn, Va, Vc, Db

 

New Bridge - 65, 67, 120, 250
(+50 for adjustable Db bridge)
New Professional Bridge - 120, 135, 280, 400
Bridge Recut (height only) - 20, 20, 40, 50
New Soundpost - 52, 52, 70, 85
ONLY Soundpost Reset - 15, 15, 25, 30


New Fingerboard - 220, 220, 400, 740
Replane Fingerboard - 60, 60, 120, 200
Partial Reglue of Fingerboard - 20, 20, 40, 50-70
Complete Reglue of Fingerboard - 45, 45, 90, 100
Fingerboard Wedge - 210, 210, 420, 525

Neck (Broken Heel Glue and Pin) - 210, 210, 300, 350
Neck Reset w/ Basic Reglue - 140, 140, 210, 280
(add 50 to remove if necessary)
Neck Reset w/ Rebuilt Neck Joint - 250, 250, 350, 450
Neck False Bottom Button Repair (Vc & Db only) - 495, 625
(includes neck reset)

Lubricate Pegs - 20, 20, 25
Refit and Lubricate Pegs - 40, 40, 40
One New Peg - 32, 32, 40
All New Pegs - 86, 86, 182
Bush Peg Hole (each) - 40, 40, 40
Bush Endbutton Hole - 42, 42, 100, 125
New Endbutton/Endpin - 27, 27, 122+, 130+
(cost of endpin varies)
Db only:
Replace Individual Keys - 70
Replace 2 Key Plates (per side) - 120
Install Leather Bumpers - 140


Shim Nut - 30, 30, 40, 40
Recut Nut (slots only) - 20, 20, 30, 30
New Nut - 50, 50, 70, 80
Recut/Reglue Saddle - 20, 20, 30, 35
New Saddle - 90, 90, 160, 200
Tail Adjuster (nylon) - 22, 22, 26, 30 (45 for Db Vectran Adjuster)
Install New Tailpiece (plus tailpiece cost) - 25, 25, 40, 50

Glue Seam (per bout, depends on necessary cleaning) - 20-40, 20-40, 30-50, 40+
Crack Repair (F-hole Wing) - 30, 30, 35, 45

Cleaning - 45+, 45+, 45-90, 75-200
Touchup - 80 per hour

Remove/Replace Top - 250, 250, 325, 450-550
(Db price depends on type of top)

Repairs Below Require Top Removal Charge

Crack Repair - 15 per inch
Soundpost Patch (Top) - 250, 300, 375, 475
Soundpost Patch (Back - 300, 350, 425, 550
Bass Bar - 265, 315, 465, 575
Replace End Block - 160, 210, 260, 310
Replace Neck Block - 210, 260, 310, 380