Repairs and restoration

I am happy to take on repair work on old or new banjos including setup, re-fretting, or repairing scratches, breaks, and other damage.

 

The cost of this work will always need to be agreed after I've had a chance to look at the instrument - I won't charge anything for helping to diagnose the problem. Once we've agreed the work to be done I'll suggest a price. 

The below prices are therefore intended as a rough guide and do not include the cost of any parts, which will need to be paid for separately: 

General set up - £50, including any of the following:

  • Setting skin tension

  • Adjusting coordinator rods / dowel stick​ fixings
  • Adjusting tuners 

  • Replacing strings

  • Re-oiling fingerboard

  • Cleaning pot and neck

Skin replacement

  • Synthetic - £25 

  • Vellum - £50

Tuner replacement

  • Replacing one or more tuners in the same style as previous -  £25

  • Replacing one or more tuners with a different style to previous - £50 

Nut and bridge work

  • Replacing bridge - £25

  • Replacing nut - £50

Installing fifth string capo

  • Installing railroad spikes - £25

  • Installing a sliding capo - £50

Fret work

  • Fret dress - £50

  • Re-fret - £100

Cosmetic repairs

  • By agreement - starting at £50

Structural repairs

  • By agreement - starting at £100



Please get in touch here if you have a banjo you'd like me to take a look at.

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