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Fretwork Services & Fees

My fretwork is performed up to a standard, not down to a price. The fees are based on the amount of care, time and concern spent on the work, and for my many years of experience. 


All fretwork is done in the neck jig, with results so perfect that very little leveling is required, and only the slightest “kissing” of the tops is needed.

  • Re-fret $450 (basic price, will provide quote for more complicated jobs)
  • Fret Level & Dress $235
  • Loose Frets Some guitars or basses need their frets glued in place before leveling. This can add from $30 to $50 to the fee.

Jobs Related To Fretwork

  • Replace Nut with Bone (or material of your choice): $135
  • Setup: $30 — $100 (Depending on what is involved, i.e. bridge or bridge saddle replacement, bridge saddle radiusing, parts that need cleaning, etc.).

NOTE: Some nuts (especially newer Gibson guitars and imports) are heavily lacquered and must be removed very carefully to avoid damaging the surrounding finish. We can lacquer the ends of the new nut into the surrounding finish for an additional fee of $40.

Packing Fees on Shipped Guitars

  • $15 to unpack and store box 
  • $15 to pack to ship  

Estimates on all other repair work (structural repair, restoration, finishing) available upon request •


Email: danerlewine@gmail.com

If you’re shipping a guitar to Dan’s shop, download these free pages from Chapter 17 of The Guitar Player Repair Guide for details on the safe way to ship your guitar!

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