General fret & body work
Includes conditioning fretboard, polishing frets, tightening and securing hardware, cleaning electronics, setting truss rod relief, matching saddle radius to match fretboard radius, adjusting string height at the nut, intonating, pickup balancing, and body cleaning
Fret Level & Dress:
Level uneven frets, correct fret-plane radius, establish fret crown. This includes a setup
Remove old frets, radius fretboard to match fret-plane radius, hammer or press in new frets, and round fret ends. This includes a fret level and dress and a setup.
Nuts & Saddles:
Can be made out of bleached or unbleached bone, Tusq, corian, brass, or aluminum. We can also make Buzz Feiten compensated nuts.
Volume, tone, and blend pot replacement and upgrades
Replacement, rewiring, and rewinding for electric and acoustic instruments
In/out of phase
Acoustic pickup installation
Circuitry and control configurations can be customized to any degree
Strap button installation and repairs
Crack and split repair
Binding and pickguardrepair
Side dot and inlay repair and replacement
East Bay Guitar Repair uses D'addario strings, CTS potentiometers, Orange drop capacitors, and hardware from AllParts, Stewmac, Floyd Rose, Gibson, and Fender.
The fret and fingerboard conditioner we use is made in-house. The only other shop using it is the originator, Raritan Bay Guitar Repair in New Jersey. EBGR has experimented with almost every possible method of fret polishing and are confident that our way is the best way. Nobody has shinier frets.
If you want to use parts that we don't have, we'll get them for you — whether they're new or hard to find vintage parts.