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Tech Services

The Axe Palace offers a wide array of professional guitar tech services for our customers. Whether you are just after an incredible setup or require a more complex job, our in-house tech is a licensed luthier who can do just about anything. We charge very reasonable rates and offer a quick turn-around time. He is also an excellent guitar player who understands what today's players demand and can accomodate anyone's needs.

Below is a partial list of the services we offer. For anything you don't see listed, please email us or call 508-921-9973 and we'll get you an estimate. We are located in Walpole, MA – a short drive from Boston as well as Providence, RI. We also welcome customers to ship us their guitars as well if you're not local. We will pack with great care and of course insure every package.


Standard: $60 

Everything you need to have your guitar play as well as it possibly can. Includes fingerboard cleaning, fret polish, fingerboard conditioning, truss rod adjustment, action and nut height adjustment, intonation and hardware check. We also wipe down the guitar body, neck, and headstock 

Additional Charges for Set ups:

     -- + $5 for guitars with Floyd Rose trems (includes shimming to beter match fingerboard radius when needed),

     -- + $5 for 6-string basses, 8 or 12-string guitars.

     -- + $15 for guitars with non accessible or double truss rods (ie; having to remove the neck to adjust the truss rod)

     -- + $15 for guitars with Evertune bridges

     -- + $20,000 for guitars with Kahler (okay, $10) 

 If more than 3 nut slots require filling and/or cutting an additional charge of $10 will be applied and will cover the entire nut being adjusted.


New Nut: Includes standard setup ... $90

Tremol-no Install: Includes standard Setup ... $80


Pickup Installs:

1 pickup ... $45
2 pickups ... $60
3 pickups ... $75

Replace Pots during a pickup installation: (does not include cost of parts)

Standard Pot:                   + $15 for the first and $10 for each additional one

Push/Pull (or push/push):  + $25 for the first and $15 for each additional one

Passive to Active Install: Involves full rewire and requires all new pots and a stereo jack... + $50 

                                          Some cases require installing a bridge ground  ... + $20    

Push-Pull (or Push-Push) Pot Install: To access coil-splitting, series/paralell, or other tonal options ... $35 (discount if purchasing Pickup Install)

5-Way Super Switch Install: To access coil-splitting, series/paralell, or other tonal options ... $40 (discount if purchasing Pickup Install)

Repairing or Replacing Jacks, Pots, Switches, Caps, etc ... $25 (If done without pickup installation)

Sustainer system, Piezo system, or other custom electronic jobs ... Contact us for estimate

(A flat rate fee may apply if routing is required.  Prices do not include the cost of parts)


Filing fret ends … $20

Fret level and crown: $150 (Includes A Full Set-up)

Full refret:

-- Bolt on guitars ... $255
-- Set neck and neck-thru guitars ... $285
-- Bound fingerboard ... + $25

Refret Individual Frets: Contact us for estimate

Other Services 

Satin finish a neck: Lightly sanding down a painted neck to achieve a silky-smooth feel … $20

Neck Reshaping: Involves reshaping your neck to improve ergonomics and desired feel   … starting at $200

-- Hand oiled finish +$15

Installing strap buttons: Upgrade to straplocks, etc. ... $20

Installing tuning machines: Upgrade to locking tuners, etc
... $35 

Hourly Flat Rate: $45 Applies to non standard requests and labor intensive work such as fingerboard scalloping, routing, neck sanding and neck shaping.

**Please note that all prices listed here are for labor only, parts are not included**

Feel free to call us at 508-921-9973 or email us with any questions. You can also visit our store for a consultation.