St. Clairsville, OH: 740-695-5929
Parkersburg, WV: 304-422-4676
Zanesville, OH: 740-454-2357
Lancaster, OH: 740-277-6676

Instrument Repairs

You have a problem with your instrument and you need a fast, fantastic repair job. It can be scary deciding who to trust. Here at C. A. House Music, we understand that your instruments are part of your family, and we treat them as such. No problem is too big or too small for our expert technicians, and we work hard to make sure that every instrument leaves our repair shop sounding like new.

We specialize in everything from re-frets to re-pads to biasing. We offer guitar, band instrument, and electronic repairs with a speedy turn around so you can get to your gig faster.


Repair Services Include

  • Guitar & String Instruments
  • Woodwind Instruments
  • Brass Instruments
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Keyboard & Organs
  • Electronic Instruments
  • Complete Restorations
  • Quality Cleaning, Sterilizing, & Polishing

Email us, stop by, or call for more information. All of our repairs and restorations are satisfaction guaranteed. We also offer FREE estimates on all Guitar, Band, and Orchestra repairs. There is a $35 - $50 bench fee on electronics. Our repair services are always of the very highest quality. We invite you to visit us to discuss any problems you are experiencing with your instrument. We will tell you how long the repair will take and give you a FREE estimate for the cost of the repair before we do any work. We are positive that you will be satisfied with our work.

Fix Your Baby Today


Don't see the repair you need on your list? Give our repair gurus a chance to talk shop.

Call: 1-800-755-3214 | Email: [email protected]


So What Makes Us Different?

Experience: Our full time, dedicated repair techs have over 100 years of combined experience.

Versatility: Our techs can repair everything from a piccolo to an acoustic guitar to an organ.

Speed: We have full time guitar, electronic, and band instrument repair techs on site. We don’t have to ship your instrument to an out of state repair shop and wait weeks for it to return.

We Care: We care about impressing you. We care about making you happy. We care about making you sound fantastic. Bottom line, this is what makes us different.

Want to chat about your repair needs? email us[email protected]. We love to troubleshoot repairs for everyone – from the hobbyist to the gig-master!


"A big thank you to Greg at the Parkersburg store for quickly repairing my son's trombone and then taking the time not only to clean it but to also show me how to properly clean it. I was very impressed that he took time out of his day and also encouraged me to bring my son in, so he could show him one-on-one. Thank you!"
- Tracie Rather


*Please call your local C. A. House Music branch for band, string, & electronic instrument repair pricing*

St. Clairsville: 740.695.5929

Parkersburg: 304.422.4676

Zanesville: 740.454.2357

Lancaster: 740.277.6676


Guitar Repair Price List


Restrings: (Recondition fingerboard, light cleaning, stringing, tuning, string stretching, and neck adjustment)

  • $20.00 on all Standard Guitars, Mandolins, banjos, Bass Guitars, Ukuleles & dulcimers.
  • $30.00 on Floyd Rose Tremolo and Bigsby Vibrato equipped guitars, 12 String Guitars and Classical Guitars


Fretboard Care:

  • $20.00 Reconditioning of the fingerboard.
  • $40.00 Fret wire polish.


Guitar Set-up (includes cleaning, all adjustments, & intonation):

  • $50.00 on Steel String Acoustics (adjust intonation and action, restring, neck relief, recondition fingerboard, polish frets, standard cleaning)
  • Ukes: $25.00*
  • $60.00 on Classical Acoustics (all services listed for steel string acoustics wherever possible)
  • Standard electrics: $50.00*
  • $60.00 on Electric Guitars with a Fixed Bridge (all services listed for steel string acoustics plus radius saddles when necessary)
  • $65.00 on Electric Guitars with a Standard Tremolo (all services listed for electric guitars with fixed bridge plus tremolo alignment)
  • $75.00 on Electric Guitars with a Floyd Rose Tremolo (all services listed for electric guitars with standard tremolo)


Partial Set-Up: (When only a few of the services included with a set-up are required)

  • Rate determined by technician based on services needed


Deep Cleaning: (when a guitar is exceptionally grimy)

  • $50.00 and up. Rate determined by technician


Fret work:

  • Fret end Dressing: $30.00 - $50.00 (Filing fret ends to remove sharpness.)
  • Level and Recrown frets: $120.00 (Filing and recrowning of existing frets.)
  • Partial Refrets: $20.00 plus $15.00 Per Fret
  • Gluing loose fret ends: $40.00


Complete Refrets: Replacement of All Frets (dressing and set-up included.)

  • Unbound Fingerboard: $300.00
  • Bound Fingerboard: $325.00
  • Lacquered Maple: $350.00 (includes refinish fingerboard)

Prices listed above exclude the cost of fret wire. 


New Bone Nut/Saddle: $55.00 (excludes cost of materials)

Specialty Nut and Saddle repairs, please see technician.


Re-gluing of Acoustic Bridge: $125.00

Re-glue Bridge with Belly Reduction: $175.00

Headstock, Neck Repair: $100.00*

Electronic work:

  • Pickup Installations: $40.00 per pickup
  • 3 Single Coil Pickup Installation: $60.00 (for complete job)
  • Repair Loose Wire/Jack/Potentiometer/Switch Replacement: $35.00
  • Potentiometer/switch Replacement: $20.00
  • Electronic Spray Cleaning: $30.00

The repair technician will determine the rate of any additional modification to the above listed electronic repairs.
All electronic repairs not listed above will be charged the rate of $60.00 per hour.  The minimum fee for diagnosing “mystery electronics problems” will be no less than $30.00 whether or not the customer chooses to have the repair done once the diagnosis is complete.


Complete Rewire:

  • Standard guitar or bass: $55.00* (Some models may require more labor, resulting in minor up-charge)
  • Archtop: $70.00

(*adding shielding is a $20.00 upcharge to rewire cost)


Neck Reset: $300.00 - $500.00 (includes set-up and fret dressing)


Rehydration of an Acoustic Guitar: $40.00*


Top Crack Seal and Cleat job: $80.00


Brace Reglue: $40.00 Per brace


Acoustic Back Crack Repair: $120.00 (depending on severity of cracks)


Tightening/Tuning of Banjo Head: $30.00


Pickguard work

  • Acoustic Pickguard Replacement: $30.00
  • Custom Cutting a New Pickguard: $60.00 (material not included)


Tuning Machine Replacement: (does not include restring)

  • Standard 6 string Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo: $30.00*
  • 12 String Guitar: $50.00*
  • 4 String Bass Guitar: $30.00* (rates increase depending on number of strings)


Strap button install : $5.00 (Button not included)


Pricing is labor only and does not include cost of parts and materials


*All repair rates are subject to vary.  We will do our best to give an accurate repair cots estimate prior to beginning a repair.  Periodically once the repair work has begun, we discover additional services are required to properly complete a repair.  In this instance, the repair technician will contact the customer and apprise them of the situation, and what additional costs will be necessary to complete their repair.  If a customer chooses to not have the repair completed, they will still need to pay for the services which were given based on an hourly rate of $60.00 per hour.

Please Note: Any instrument not picked up within 90 days of completed servicing will be considered abandoned property and shall be forfeited to C.A. House Music.



St. Clairsville, OH

52335 National Road
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


(740) 695-5929

Parkersburg, WV

3700 Cavalier Circle
Parkersburg, WV 26104


(304) 422-4676

Zanesville, OH

828 Market Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701


(740) 454-2357

Lancaster, OH

236 W. Sixth Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130


(740) 277-6676