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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:57 pm 
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I just took in a PRS electric guitar with the headstock busted off. It's a pretty clean break except for a split up the neck a few inches on the back of the neck. That part I can pull up and work in some glue easy enough and then it's just a matter of clamping.
I have no idea what something like this would cost in a repair shop. I imagine it'll take an hour of hands on at most.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:50 pm 
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Bump - Oh David Collins...???? :D

John you might want to PM David and I am sure he would help you out with pricing info.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:56 pm 
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A relatively simple break without touchup, I will typically charge around $120 for. With touchup varies a bit more, but typically fall in the $240-$320 range.

http://www.collinsluthiery.com/Price_List_2007.pdf

The singular act of regluing the break itself may take less than an hour, but from pulling the strings, tuners, truss rod cover, dry clamping and various prep work, to cleaning it up, reassembling, restringing, perhaps some tiny adjustments, billing and customer time, an hour and a half billing time is a good starting point I would say. Occasionally I may do a cheap Epiphone super quick fix for a student for an hour's labor, but even as jigged up as I am for this it can be still tough to fit every last bit in to under an hour. Minutes always seem to add up faster than you think, and 60 is not a lot of minutes.

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