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What is a guitar setup ?
A well-tuned instrument is essential for a musician. The setup allows you to play without constraint and under the best conditions. Make an appointment now with a professional.

Luthier Montréal - Ajustement de guitare électrique à Montréal

Regular Setup

“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.

 

Ukulélé$40
Inspection
string heightNut and bridge saddle
bridge and fretboard maintenanceSpecial Oil
Setup and clean electronicElectric Guitar
Neck reliefTrussrod
Frets LevelingUnder 5 frets
Frets polishingSpecial polishing tools
Intonation setup
Guitar wood and finish cleaning
New strings
Document Detailed document
Price$65
Floyd Rose + $15
Luthier Montréal - Travail de frette sur guitare électrique à montréal

Frets Leveling

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 levelingSetup + Complete fretboard Leveling1 Fret Leveling
Luthier Montréal - Travail sur sillet en os sur guitare électrique classique acoustique à montréal

Custom Saddle

“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 bridge12 Strings / MandolinUkulélé / Manouche / Banjo
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