Setups

The perfect action, the perfect feel, the perfect tone

There are four things that affect your guitar’s action and playability: 1. “Neck relief” or more commonly called, neck curve, 2. Bridge height or saddle height, 3. Nut height, or more precisely, nut string groove heights and 4. Intonation.

If any of these is out of whack or not adjusted accurately, you’re going to be experiencing fret buzz, bad intonation, or uncomfortably high action – all of which make a guitar more difficult (and a lot less fun) to play and worst of all, the sound can be woeful. and it is not even your fault.

Playability problems can affect guitars old and new, whether they’re cheap, expensive, or fresh out of the box or decades old. If you’re not quite happy with the way your guitar plays, don’t give up on it. Almost every day, customers tell me, “Wow, I did not know this guitar could feel so great and sound so good”. Awesome!!!

Here’s how we’ll help:

  • Set the right amount of bend (relief) in the neck
  • Set the right string slot depth in the nut and the correct groove width too
  • Set the right string height at the saddle/bridge
  • Accurately set the intonation. (Mainly on Electric Guitars and Basses)

But that’s not all!

With all the set ups we do, we also give every instrument a good once over to clean it and look for hidden issues.

We’ll clean your frets, condition your fretboard, and tighten and tension your tuner mechanisms – basically, we do everything to make sure that when you get your guitar back from the Brisbane Guitar Repair Clinic, it 100% plays better than when it came in!

48 Hour Turnaround!

Wherever possible, we’ll try to get your guitar back to you in 48 hours or less.

If we need to spend longer on your guitar doing things like re-fretting or re-levelling the frets,

we’ll let you know about costs and time-frames beforehand.

Drop by the Guitar Centre at the Gabba or call on 3392 3821 for more info!

Premium Set Up Prices:- (from $100.00 plus GST and strings)

Acoustic Guitar.. $100.00 plus GST $10.00 plus cost of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct string

clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust saddle height to achieve an

optimum action for ease of playing. Polish frets, Condition Fretboard and Restring.

Check and adjust Machine Head tension.

12 String Acoustic Guitars..$130.00 plus GST $13.00 plus cost of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct

string clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust saddle height to

achieve an optimum action for ease of playing. Polish frets, Condition Fretboard

and Restring. Check and adjust Machine Head tension.

Electric Guitars.. (Fixed Bridge..) $100.00 plus GST $10.00 plus cost of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct

string clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust bridge height to

achieve an optimum action for ease of playing. Groove saddles to achieve correct

“radius” (similar to neck radius). Adjust individual saddles to set Intonation

accurately (12th Fret Compensatory lengths). Balance individual string volumes by

adjusting Pick Up pole pieces. Balance pick up volumes. Condition Fretboard and

Restring. Check and adjust Machine Head tension.

Electric Guitars.. (Strat Type Floating..) $100.00 plus GST $10.00 plus cost

of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct

string clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust Saddle and (or)

bridge height to achieve an optimum action for ease of playing. Adjust individual

saddles to set Intonation accurately (12th Fret Compensatory lengths).Balance

pick up volumes. Condition Fretboard and Restring. Check and adjust Machine

Head tension.

Electric Guitars.. (Floyd Rose Type..) $150.00 -$180.00 plus GST  plus cost

of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct

string clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust Saddle and (or)

bridge height to achieve an optimum action for ease of playing. Adjust Trem

Springs for perfect Bridge floating angle. Adjust individual saddles to set Intonation

accurately (12th Fret Compensatory lengths). Balance individual string volumes

by adjusting Pick Up pole pieces where possible. Balance pick up volumes.

Condition Fretboard and Restring. Check and adjust Machine Head tension.

Bass Guitars.. $100.00 plus GST $10.00 plus cost of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct

string clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust bridge height to

achieve an optimum action for ease of playing. Groove saddles to achieve correct

“radius” (similar to neck radius). Adjust individual saddles to set Intonation

accurately (12th Fret Compensatory lengths). Balance individual string volumes

by adjusting Pick Up pole pieces where possible. Balance pick up volumes.

Condition Fretboard and Restring. Check and adjust Machine Head tension.

Classical Guitars.. $100.00 plus GST $10.00 plus cost of strings of you choice.

Adjust Truss Rod to set correct neck relief (Neck Curve)Groove nut for correct

string clearance over 1st fret, Measure string heights and adjust saddle height to

achieve an optimum action for ease of playing. Polish frets, Condition Fretboard

and Restring. Check and adjust Machine Head tension.