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Unread 05-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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New York City price for Fret Dress/Grind and Polish

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anyone from NYC area:

what is the going rate for a fret dress (grind and polish, leveling, crowning with a basic setup)? I've been quoted $100, but I just wanted to make sure I'm not overpaying.

Also can you recommend anyone/any shops that do a good job at a reasonable rate?

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Unread 05-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Sounds about right.

Here's a link to Rob DiStefano. Fret Tech Services
He's not in NYC but he does good work.

NYC Guitar Repairs & Pedals - 30th Street Guitars / Welcome is another place you can try.
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what is the going rate for a fret dress (grind and polish, leveling, crowning with a basic setup)? I've been quoted $100, but I just wanted to make sure I'm not overpaying.

I'm not from NYC, but depending on the quality of the work, 100$ is a good price. I pay 175$ for this type of job but you should understand why. I only take my guitars to the absolute best shop in the area. I've tried every Guitar Center and the Sam Ash in town, as well as 2 other small shops, but the guys I use really care about their work and it shows.

Their 175$ price also includes completely taking apart the tremolo, oiling all the parts, cleaning everything, rounding out any rough edges on saddles/locking nut, replacing rusty screws, gorgomyte treatment, etc. Yes, I could pay 100$ at Guitar Center, but I prefer to pay more for better quality work.
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ok cool. i cant go to jersey, too much of a trip and 30th street guitars tech is on vacation for 2 weeks. $175 is a bit steep, but ur getting almost a total resychronization rebuild so its worth it especially if ur pro/giggin/recording.

while i was waitin, i contacted a few guys aside from 30th st and also my guy, and i got quotes so im gettin a good price based on what u guys said, i just hope the works good....im paying a total of $150: for a grind n polish w/ setup included on my rg2228 ($100) + a setup for my damien elite 7 fr ($50). it would cost more usually but im bringin in both at the same time.

btw, gc is crazy $145 for a fret dress and $75 for a setup, $220! i could get a third setup while im at it on my fretless instead lol,( tho all it needs is a restring, dry humor i know)

thx guys
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