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Macron Music offers a range of repair services for our customers. We have an in-house Guitar Technician and an available Brass/Woodwind Repair service at each location -  We can happily service, setup and string your guitars, repair or service your brass or wind instrument and advise on any other types of repairs. In NSW our local Brass and Woodwind repairer - Diane Gardiner, can turn around your instrument services promptly and has over 20 years experience in the field. In VIC we are lucky enough to have an in house service technician- Matt Isaacs who can repair anything from a guitar to the kitchen kettle. For further details please continue down the page!

NSW Macron Guitar Service / Stringing / Setup / Repair

Our guitar repair specialist Adam Lang works in-store full time. With masses of experience, he can do anything from a restring to a custom pickup and wiring install and more. Bring your guitar in anytime during the week and Adam will do his best to have it ready by that afternoon. A new setup by Adam can bring new life to your guitar, so treat yourself and let Adam work his magic on your beast.

So, what does it cost to have my Guitar attended to by Adam?

  • 6 String Electric Restring:$30 Plus the cost of strings
  • 6 String Electric Setup:$70 Plus the cost of strings
  • 4 String Bass Restring: $30 Plus the cost of strings
  • 4 String Bass Setup:$70 Plus the cost of strings
  • Banjo Restring:$30 Plus the cost of strings
  • Floyd Rose Restring and Setup:$100 Plus the cost of strings
  • Violin/Ukulele Restring:$30 Plus the cost of strings
  • 12 String Guitars and Mandolin Restring: :$50 Plus the cost of strings
  • 12 String Guitars and Mandolin Setups:$100 Plus the cost of strings
  • End Pin Installation:$10 Each including parts
  • Labour Rate Per Hour:$80 (Pro Rata Applies)

Macron Brass and Woodwind Repairs

We offer drop off services for all repairs on brass and woodwind. Our repairer Ms Diane Gardiner will collect and return the instruments to our shop in Erina on completion of the repair. This service generally occurs within a one week turnaround. Please contact our team for further information.

We also have a specialist referral list for the following:

  • Valve Amp Repairs
  • Transistor Amp Repairs
  • Piano Tuning
  • Piano Removals
  • French Polishing

VIC Macron Guitar Service / Stringing / Setup / Repair

In our Victorian store, we are lucky enough to have an in-house technician who can attend to both Guitar repairs and service as well as Brass and Woodwind servicing and repairs, Classical String Instruments and pretty much anything else you can think of. Matthew Isaacs has a fantastic reputation in the Melbourne music community and comes with years of experience in the repair shop even repairing rental instruments for our rental company- Studio 19. Matt will go to amazing lengths to make sure you are happy with your repair and can also facilitate re-frets and other luthier work. Please drop in and see us for more information or see Matt's price list and Estimated Completion times below:

Guitars

All guitar repair prices exclude the price of strings and other parts.

  • Basic Restring $25 + strings- 3-5 days. Remove old strings, Basic clean, Restring & Tune (No setup involved)
  • Restring 12 String $35.00- 3-5 days. Remove old strings, Basic clean of fingerboard, Restring & Tune (No setup involved)
  • Electrical Inspection Fee - Passive Circuit $35.00- 3-5 days. Inspect electrical circuit, Diagnose and repair basic repairs - Tech to consult if major works required Inspect electrical circuit.
  • Electrical Inspection Fee - Active Circuit (When Battery Used) $65.00- 3-5 days. Inspect electrical circuit, Diagnose and repair basic repairs - Tech to consult if major works required Inspect electrical circuit, 
  • Acoustic Guitar/Bass Setup $99.00-1 week. Replace strings, Thoughrough clean, Adjust truss rod and string height, Tune intonation. Remove old strings, Buff & clean frets, Clean & oil fingerbard.
  • Electric Guitar/Bass Setup $109.00-1 week. Replace strings, Thoughrough clean, Adjust truss rod and string height, Service electrics, Tune intonation. Buff & clean frets, Clean & oil fingerbard, Adjust truss rod, Cut nut, Setup action height, Blow dust from body, Service electrics, Restring.
  • Electric Guitar Setup (Floyd Rose) $149.00 - Same as 6 string service- 1 week
  • Fretdress $169.00-1 week. Setup, File frets level, Crown frets. Remove old strings, Dress worn frets, Service electrics,restring, Adjust truss rod tension, Regulate tuners, Cut nut slots, Set-up action.
  • Repair broken neck $95.00-1 week Only when it is a clean break with no damage to the fingerboard. Repair broken neck, Restring, Test play
  • Replace nut (nut included) $30.00+ Regular Setup Fee $99 (neccesary to cut new nut)- 2 weeks. Cut, fit and install new nut. 
  • Fit pickup $50.00- 3-5 days. Install and solder new pickup, Test. 
  • Fit pickup (routering) - Electric $85.00- 2 weeks. Router body, Install and solder new pickup, 
  • Fit pickup (routering) - Acoustic $85- 4 weeks.  Router body, Install and connect new pre-amp and piezo. Any additional connections required I.E Microphone or transducer. Test.
  • Replace switch $25.00- 3-5 days. Solder new pickup switch, Install, Test. Solder new pickup switch, Install, Test.
  • Replace pots $25.00- 3-5 days. Solder new volume/tone pot, Install, Test. Solder new volume/tone pot, Install, Test.
  • Rewire electrics $65.00- 3-5 days.
  • Replace output jack $15.00- 3-5 days. Solder new output jack, Install, Test.

Percussion

  • Replace Drum Head (Single) FREE OF CHARGE (Need to Purchase head) Remove old head, Clean bearing edge of drum, replace drum head, tune drum Remove old head, tune drum.
  • Replace Drum Head (Multiple) FREE OF CHARGE (Need to Purchase head)  Remove old head, Clean bearing edge of drum, replace drum head, tune drum 
  • Snare Service FREE OF CHARGE (Need to Purchase head and parts) Replace snares, replace drum heads, tune drum, change snares Replace snares, replace drum heads, tune drum
  • Drill Holes in Drum $20.00 3-5 days Drill holes in drum to make way for new hardware Drill holes in drum to make way for new hardware
  • Drill Holes in Drum (Multiple) $10.00 3-5 days. Price for each additional piece of hardware beyond 1. Multiple drill holes in drum to make way for new hardware
  • New Thread (Single) $15.00-3-5 days. Supply, tap and install new helicoil. Supply, tap and install new helicoil.
  • New Thread (Multiple threads and drums) $10.00-3-5 days. Price for each additional thread beyond 1. Price for each additional thread beyond 1.
  • Cymbal cut (Single) $30.00-3-5 days. Cut crack from cymbal. 
  • Cymbal cut (Multiple cracks and cymbals) $10.00- Price for each additional cut beyond 1. 

Woodwind

  • Soprano Sax Service $250.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Alto Sax Service $250.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust& regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Tenor Sax Service $250.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Bari Sax Service $320.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Clarinet Service $165.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Bass Clarinet Service $320.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Seal leaks, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Flute Service $165.00- 3-5 days. Dismantle necessary keywork, Replace necessary keywork cork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Seal leaks, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Oboe Service $320.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Bassoon Service $320.00- 3-5 days. Replace any keywork cork, Align adjust and seal any pads, Clean, Clean case. Dismantle necessary keywork, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Lubricate, Clean, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Sax Rebuilds $1,200.00- 2 weeks. Replace all pads, Replace all cork, Repair any body or keywork damage, Clean case. Dismantle, Clean body and keywork, File tone holes, Replace all keywork cork, Replace all pads, Assemble, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Seat and seal pads, Lubricate, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Clarinet Rebuilds $550.00- 2 weeks. Replace all pads, Replace all cork, Repair any body or keywork damage, Clean case. Dismantle, Clean body and keywork, File tone holes, Replace all keywork cork, Replace all pads, Assemble, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Seat and seal pads, Lubricate, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Flute Rebuild $550.00- 2 weeks. Replace all pads, Replace all cork, Repair any body or keywork damage, Clean case. Dismantle, Clean body and keywork, File tone holes, Replace all keywork cork, Replace all pads, Assemble, Realign, adjust & regulate as necessary, Seat and seal pads, Lubricate, Final articulation, Test play - ok
  • Clarinet tenon recork $30.00- 3-5 days. Recork clarinet tenon joint. 
  • Sax neck recork $35.00- 3-5 days. Recork sax neck. 
  • Flute crown cork $15.00- 3-5 days. Replace flute crown cork. 
  • Flute foot joint flange $30.00- 3-5 days. Refit flute foot joint. 
  • Flute head joint flange $30.00- 3-5 days. Refit flute head joint. 
  • Sax neck flange $30.00- 3-5 days. Refit sax neck to flange. 
  • Sax - Broken neck screw. $20.00- 3-5 days. Remove broken screw, Replace with new screw. 

Brass

  • Trumpet Service $165.00- 3-5 days. Chemically clean instrument, Align slides, Lap valves, Clean case. Dismantle, Chemically clean inner tubing, Service valves, Service slides, Assemble, Test - ok
  • Flugel Horn Service $180.00- 3-5 days. Chemically clean instrument, Align slides, Lap valves, Clean case. Dismantle, Chemically clean inner tubing, Service valves, Service slides, Assemble, Test - ok
  • Trombone Service $165.00- 3-5 days. Chemically clean instrument, Align slides, Clean case. Dismantle, Chemically clean inner tubing, Service slides, Assemble, Test - ok
  • French Horn Service $300.00- 3-5 days. Chemically clean instrument, Align slides, Lap valves, Clean case. Dismantle, Clean & flush inner tubing, Service rotors, Service slides, Assemble, Restring rotors, Regulate as necessary, Test - ok
  • Euphonium Service $250.00- 3-5 days. Chemically clean instrument, Align slides, Lap valves, Clean case. Dismantle, Chemically clean inner tubing, Service & lap valves, Service slides, Assemble, Test - ok
  • Tuba Service $350.00- 3-5 days. Chemically clean instrument, Align slides, Lap valves, Clean case. Dismantle, Chemically clean inner tubing, Remove multiple dents, Service & lap valves, Service slides, Replace spit cork, Assemble, Lubricate, Test play - ok
  • Solder broken brace $25.00- 3-5 days. Solder broken brace 
  • Remove stuck slide $25.00- 3-5 days. Remove stuck slide 
  • Replace water key cork $10.00- 3-5 days. Replace water key cork 
  • Replace water key spring $15.00- 3-5 days. Replace water key spring 

Other Repair Prices

  • Electrical Inspection Fee $65.00 1 week This is the basic cost of an electrical repair. The price could go up or down depending on the actual repair. Electrical is very hard to quote on as a lot of the work can be just opening up the piece of equipment.

Strings

All string instrument prices exclude the price of strings.

  • Violin Restring $25.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Violin Setup $50.00 -Clean & oil fingerboard, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Check sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Violin Setup (new bridge) $150.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Violin Setup (new bridge + Soundpost) $180.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Cello Restring $25.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Cello Setup $80.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Cello Setup (new bridge) $150.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Cello Setup (new bridge + Soundpost) $180.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Double Bass Restring $25.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Double Bass Setup $100.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Double Bass Setup (new bridge) $160.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Double Bass Setup (new bridge + Soundpost) $200.00- Clean & oil fingerboard, Carve & Fit new bridge, Set-up string height, Service pegs, Service fine tuners, Reset sound post, Restring (Strings not included), Tune intonation, Rosin bow hair and test play - ok
  • Bow Rehair $75.00- Rehair Bow - Including new hair

Case Repairs

  • Case Latch $25.00
  • Case Hinge $25.00
  • New Handle $45.00

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