Every guitar sold at Sheehans undergoes the same rigorous quality control and setup procedure, from the least expensive beginners' models through to the very highest quality instruments. This includes setting the neck profile, nut height, saddle height and saddle profile, dressing / stoning the frets where necessary, checking the intonation and making sure any on-board electronics are working perfectly. If a guitar can't be set up to our high standards, we won't sell it!
We also set-up and repair customers' instruments. Common jobs include nut, saddle and machine head replacements, refretting, body damage, broken headstocks, rewiring and cosmetic repairs. A comprehensive pickup fitting service is available on all stringed instruments including acoustic guitars, classical guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, violas and cellos.
If you have an enquiry about guitar repairs or pickup fitting, please telephone 0800 043 1022 and ask for our guitar repairs department.
|Standard||£60||Includes nut, saddle and truss rod adjustment; minor fretwork as necessary; oil fingerboard, check machineheads, fit new strings. Light clean & polish.|
|Intermediate||£80||As above but including some fret dressing and reprofiling. Bear in mind that guitars with visible fret wear with require at least an intermediate setup.|
|Premier||£110||As standard, plus full fret dressing and reprofiling. Extra time is allowed to bring the guitar back to its best possible playing action.|
|Locking tremolo||+£20||Add £20 to standard, intermediate and premier prices.|
Here's a rough guide to how we price repairs or upgrades that we do the most. However, if you have a more custom request, don't be afraid to ask!
|Guitar||New Nut||New Saddle||New Compensated Saddle|
|6-string with setup||£30||£30||£45|
|12-string with setup||£30||£30||£57|
Fit undersaddle pickups from £55 with onboard EQ from £95
Machine Head Fitting (plus cost of machine heads and strings)
Unbound from £180, maple neck £220
Bound from £210, Rickenbacker etc £250
Neck only from £150
Complete from £250
Sunburst from £300
Most restrings can be done while you wait, however you can drop your instrument off and leave it with us if you prefer.
|With floating tremolo system||£16|
|Mandolin & other 8-string||£16|