#1
Hey guys,
I wasnt sure where exactly to put this so i thought I'd throw it here

Ok, I just bought a 2005 Gibson Sg Special in the cherry finish (NOT the faded models)
And its amazing! except one thing, I took the strings off because the neck was bowing inwards (toward the front of the guitar) It was really really bad but it was the first issue i noticed.
My question is, how much does a typical guitar setup cost at guitar center?
The nearest one to me is about an hour away so I'd rather know now before I get there and show up short handed.

All I really need done is the truss rod needs adjusting and it needs to be intonated

Thanks guys!

Oh yes! Ill post pics soon
#2
it varies from place to place but usually around the $40 area.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#3
Got mine set up for $45. Really great tech, used to work for schecter. Awesome guy.

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$20 to 40 for a hardtail. $30-80 for a floyd rose.
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#5
My local shop is great, they charged me $30 to set up my floyd. I don't know what they charge for a hard tail. They do a kick ass setup too.
#6
you could give the place you plan on going a call and ask them
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#7
I get mine setup by one of SRVs old guitar techs for $65 so I'm guessing yours would be cheaper.
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#8
Yep anywhere between 25-40 or 40-80 for a Floyd Rose equipped guitar. I don't know if I'd trust Guitar center though...any other shops near by?
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Quote by SayAnything
Yep anywhere between 25-40 or 40-80 for a Floyd Rose equipped guitar. I don't know if I'd trust Guitar center though...any other shops near by?

Oh ****, I actually read his post this time. DO NOT go to GC to get work done. They are terrible! I've seen the guys at mine trying to string stuff up and just fail.
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#10
The best place to have that stuff done is the small music shops, The ones with that one hippie in the back doing all the repairs and setups . they tend to beat out the bigger stores prices and do a quality job, if for any reason your unhappy they seem to get it worked out for ya with a smile unlike GC where they treat everyone like idiots If jeff loomis walked into GC they would treat him like an idiot also. at least here in the Seattle area its like that.
#11
I'd have to agree with DimeLvR. GC would be a bad choice for any repairs. Unless some famous guitar tech worked there, I wouldn't trust them with even my crappiest guitar. Small shops are where it's at. The poster above pretty much spelled it out.
#12
ok sweet
so im gonna check out some smaller shops
its about a 45 minute drive however
but i took the strings off, and the G string tuning machine broke off.
Like the back cover and the actual peg fell out

Would superglue or crazy glue fix this?

EDIT: If i use superglue to glue it back together, if it ever broke off again what would happen to the string?
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#13
It cost me 10 €, really cheap I know and the guy is a good guitar tech too.
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#14
Quote by xbouncer927
ok sweet
so im gonna check out some smaller shops
its about a 45 minute drive however
but i took the strings off, and the G string tuning machine broke off.
Like the back cover and the actual peg fell out

Would superglue or crazy glue fix this?

EDIT: If i use superglue to glue it back together, if it ever broke off again what would happen to the string?



dude, you dont take all the strings off, unless you have new strings to put on.
no you probably can't glue a tuner back together unless it's something cosmetic, you're fixing.

and like said, GC is hit or miss, depending on who takes the guitar from you that day.

dont leave the guitar unstrung. get it setup or click the green link in my sig. i'll talk you thru it, but dont expect me to be able to fix a broken tuner.

good luck
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Quote by jj1565
dude, you dont take all the strings off, unless you have new strings to put on.
no you probably can't glue a tuner back together unless it's something cosmetic, you're fixing.

and like said, GC is hit or miss, depending on who takes the guitar from you that day.

dont leave the guitar unstrung. get it setup or click the green link in my sig. i'll talk you thru it, but dont expect me to be able to fix a broken tuner.

good luck


Does taking the strings off affect the guitar?

EDIT: I have new strings to put on it, but I dont see the use in stringin her up with only 5 tuning pegs.
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Quote by xbouncer927
Does taking the strings off affect the guitar?

EDIT: I have new strings to put on it, but I dont see the use in stringin her up with only 5 tuning pegs.


Yes it will warp the neck and screw it up.

I suggest you bring it into a professional so they can put on a new tuner peg and set it up for you, probably cost about 50$.
#17
My local tech charges $55 plus strings to set up any guitar he does great work hes been doing it for over 20 years too.
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#18
Two things.

1: Mine cost about 35 quid for restring, action setup, and intonation.

2: Learn to do it yourself. Trust me, you'll save money, and learn good guitar maintenance skills.
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Quote by xbouncer927
Does taking the strings off affect the guitar?

EDIT: I have new strings to put on it, but I dont see the use in stringin her up with only 5 tuning pegs.



leaving tension off the neck allows the neck to relax.

it'll straighten or back bow and require additional setup to get it back to where it was.
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#20
Quote by jj1565
leaving tension off the neck allows the neck to relax.

it'll straighten or back bow and require additional setup to get it back to where it was.


dang, no matter what im screwed.
I could understand having this problem with my cheap fender tele (which i dont have this problem) but not with a GIBSON SG!
#21
Like the other posters say find a guitar shop with a good reputation and let them sort it out for you. It'll be worth as then you guitar will play well and you can enjoy playing it again.