“Why getting your guitar a setup is important”
My job is to check your guitar’s settings and to assess its global “health”. Then, I can start do the necessary adjustments and obtain the best possible setup, considering your instrument and your playing style. Also, a yearly adjustement of your instrument allows it to keep its best setup season after season and to withstand humidity and temperature variation.
“What are the most common problem that requires adjusting your guitar settings?”
As every instrument is unique, there is a wide range of range of things that can be easily fixed. For example, strings buzzing or any other problematic noise caused by the strings’ vibrations can be fixed by a tune up of the bridge and/or by equalizing the frets. I checked all of the instruments components to see where adjusting is most needed and I offer a solution that both suits your instrument and budget.
|string height||Nut and bridge saddle|
|bridge and fretboard maintenance||Special Oil|
|Setup and clean electronic||Electric Guitar|
|Frets Leveling||Under 5 frets|
|Frets polishing||Special polishing tools|
|Guitar wood and finish cleaning|
|Floyd Rose||+ $15|
“What is a fret leveling ?“
Frets are subject to an array of pressure and tensions linked to the guitars structure, weather changes, aging, playing, etc. As a consequence, they can raise, detach, flatten or simply get used up hence provoking parasite noises. In order to see whether the frets need leveling I check them 3 by 3 lengthwise and assess any type of unevenness.
“When does a complete refretting is needed?“
Changing the frets can be useful when a leveling becomes impossible (frets are too worn out). Before going for a total refretting, it is often possible to just change the most problematic ones. It will be my pleasure to assess what is the best possible solution for you and your instrument.
|$90 CAD||$120 CAD||$10 CAD|
|1/2 Fretboard leveling||Setup + Complete fretboard Leveling||1 Fret Leveling|
“What is a bone saddle ?”
They are two main reasons one might want to change a bridge. When the bridge’s height is no longer suitable to the instrument or the player’s playing style or when One wants to better the sounds of their instrument. Indeed, the bridge’s role is to transmit the sound vibration from the strings to the instrument. Factory made bridges (even on high-end instruments) are very often made of soft plastic. I offer my customers two types of high-density materials (bone and composite). Let me know what would best fit your needs.
|$65 CAD||$80 CAD||$50 CAD|
|Bone saddle nut and bridge||12 Strings / Mandolin||Ukulélé / Manouche / Banjo|