Guitar and Instrument Repairs in Toronto

The Best Guitar Repairs in Toronto!

Guitar and Instrument Repairs in Toronto+ Rent a FREE guitar or bass guitar while we repair yours*
+ FREE estimates provided*
+ One week average turn-around time*
+ Competitive rates and the highest quality care
+ Free guitar and instrument maintenance tips

* Some limits may apply.  All rentals require valid ID and credit card. 

Our repairman, George Vasileiou of GVBasses, is a highly skilled luthier. For over 10 years has repaired and modified various stringed instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, basses, bouzoukis, and more. George also designs and builds his own line of guitars, basses and electric upright basses. But that’s not all! He even designs effect pedals, preamps and active electronics (both onboard and outboard) for electric basses, electric & acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments.

Bring your instrument by our store during business hours.  For major repair work, you may be asked to leave your instrument with us before our repair person can provide an accurate estimate.  All repairs are completed in the order in which they are received.

The pricing chart below is a general guideline and may vary.

Guitar Repair – Basic Pricing

Basic Repair Estimate FREE
Major Repair/Restoration Estimate $30
Hourly Bench Rate (applies to anything not listed here) $55
Minimum Charge $25

Basic Guitar Maintenance

Restringing, Cleaning & Tuning 6 String Guitars and Basses $25 + Guitar Strings
Restringing, Cleaning & Tuning 12 String Guitar $45 + Guitar Strings
Restringing, Cleaning & Tuning Locking Tremolo Guitar $50 + Guitar Strings
Restringing, Cleaning & Tuning Bouzouki or Mandolin $35 + Strings

Complete Setup

(Truss Rod Adjustment, Intonation, Action, Cleaning Fretboard, Body Wax, Testing & Cleaning Electronics, Restringing, & Tuning)

Acoustic Guitar $50 + Guitar Strings
Bass $60 + Bass Strings
Mandolin or Irish Bouzouki $70 + Mandolin Strings
Electric Guitar $70 + Guitar Strings
Locking Tremolo Guitar $80 + Guitar Strings
12 String Guitar $80 + Guitar Strings
Banjo $80 + Banjo Strings
Resonator Guitar $80 + Guitar Strings
Greek Bouzouki $100 + Bouzouki Strings
 *Add on Fret Polishing  $15

Guitar Fret Dress (Includes Setup)

Complete Fret Dress $150 + Strings
Partial Fret Dressing $70 + Strings
Glue and Re-Seat Frets $50 + Strings
Dress Fret Ends $30 + Strings

Guitar Re-Fret (Includes Setup)

Re-fret $290 +  Strings
Partial Re-Fret (3 to 12 Frets as Required) $200 – $250.00 + Strings
Re-fret – Bound Fingerboard $350 + Strings
Re-fret – Maple Fingerboard (Clear Lacquer Satin Finish) $375 + Strings
Re-fret – Maple Fingerboard (Tint Lacquer Gloss Finish) $450 + Strings

Custom Nut Work (Includes Setup)

Nut Work (Filing Nut Slots or Raising Nut with Sims) $40 + Nut
Nut Work 12 String Guitar (Filing Nut Slots or Raising Nut with Sims) $50 + Nut
New Guitar and Bass Nut $70 + Nut
New 12 string Guitar Nut $95 + Nut
New Mandolin and Bouzouki Nut $80 + Nut
New Banjo Nut $70 + Nut
Install Fender LSR or Floyd Lock Nut $100 + Nut
Install Pre-Slotted Plastic Nut $50 + Nut
Metal Nut Brass $100 + Nut

Custom Saddle Work (Includes Setup)

New Synthetic Saddle $50 + Saddle
New Saddle with Intonated Profile $75 – $100.00 + Saddle
Fill and Re-Cut Bridge Slot $125 + Saddle
Raise/Lower Saddle via Sims or Sanding $35 + Saddle

Specialty Items

Install Tuners $30 + Parts
Install Different Style Tuners (Includes Filling Screw Holes and Minimum Touch-Up) $50 – $75 + Parts
Install Strap Pins $25 + Parts
Custom Routing $120 Per Hour and Up
Replacing Bolt-On Style Necks $120 – $220 + Parts

Bass Guitar Work (Includes Set-up)

Plane Fretless Fingerboard $150
Fretless Conversion (Including Filling Fret Slots, Truing and Nut Adjustment) $275

Structural Repairs

Cracked Headstock (With Minimum Touch-Up) $125 and Up
Head-Splice (With Re-Finishing as Necessary) $800 and Up
Top, Rim and Back Cracks $70 each and Up
Re-Glue Loose Braces $50 each and Up
Re-Glue Martin Style Pickguard $65
Broken Truss Rod Needs Estimate
Fretboard Scalloping $350 and Up
Neck reshaping (Includes Oiling) $200

Guitar Neck Re-Sets (Includes Minimum Dress and Set-Up)

Martin Style $450 and Up
Gibson and Other Styles $500 – $600 and Up
Neck Straightened. (Pull Frets, Plane, Radiousing) $445

Guitar Bridge Work

Bridge Shave $50
Sub-Plate $50
Replace Bridge $150 and Up + Parts
Re-glue Acoustic Bridge $125
Re-glue Acoustic Bridge with Pick-up $150
Re-glue Classical/ Fan Style Braced Bridge $150
Re-glue Gibson J-200 Style Bridge $150
New Custom Martin Style Bridge $250 and Up + Parts
New Custom Classical Style Bridge (Includes Finishing) $375 + Parts

Guitar Wiring

Custom Wiring Bench Rate + Parts
Acoustic Pickup Installation $95 + Parts
Electric Guitar Pickup Installation (No Pickguard) $25 + Parts
Electric Guitar Pickup Installation (With Pickguard) $30 + Parts
335 Thin Hollow Body Style Bench Rate + Parts
Complete Rewiring Bench Rate + Parts
On-board Active Electronics Installation Bench Rate + Parts
On-board Active Electronics Installation with Routing Required Bench Rate + Routing Rate

Guitar Refinishing

Touch-ups $70 and Up
High Gloss Clear Finish to Bolt-on Style Neck $300 – $400
High Gloss Clear Finish to Bolt-on Style Body $600 – $700
High Gloss Finish – Entire Guitar $1000 – $1500
Satin Finishes 50% of Gloss Prices
Oil Finishes $50 – $100
*Add on Custom Colour Mixing + Bench Rate
*Add on Add Stripping and Prep Work + $200 and Up
Buffing Finish $75 and Up

Left-Handed Guitar Conversion

New Custom Nut $75
Fill and Re-Cut Bridge Slot $125
New Saddle $50
Position Dots (Up To Body Joint Only) $50