Welcome to Big Music's Guitar Workshop

Experience, Passion, Dedication and Care

Richard "Clyde" Watkins

Harry Frank

Our highly experienced Guitar Techs repair, restore and customise guitars and other stringed instruments in our onsite workshop at Big Music in Crows Nest, Sydney.

From re-strings and setups to highly-specialised repairs and customisations we are dedicated to getting the best possible sound and feel out of your instrument, personalised to your playing style and requirements.

Guitar Tech Services Guide

Restring & Quarter Setup

All restrings include a fret buff, neck oil and general guitar assessment. Cost of your preferred new set of strings is extra.  

Acoustic or Electric 6 String


Classical/Nylon String Acoustic


12 String or Floyd Rose


Note: Above pricing excludes cost of strings

Full Guitar Setups

Classical / Nylon String Guitars


Acoustic Steel String Guitars

Includes truss rod and saddle adjustments, cut nut, fret buff and neck oil


Electric/Bass Guitars

Includes truss rod and saddle adjustments, cut nut, adjusted harmonics, tremolo, restring, fret buff and neck oil


Complex Setups

Applies to guitars with Floyd Rose, vintage instruments, etc.


Structural Repairs

We are able to repair almost any injury your guitar might suffer, and provide quotes in advance on a case-by-case basis.

Some common types of structural damage we can successfully repair include:

- Cracked Body

- Broken Neck

- Broken Bridge

- Loose Brace


We service and repair all guitar electronics from fitting new pickups to treble bleeds and shielding, operating on a case-by-case quoted basis.

Some common electronic services and their estimated prices include:

Input Jack Change

Solid Body / Hollow Body

$55 / $75

Fit Pickup* (Electric Guitar)

Single / Double / Triple

$120 / $160 / $190

Fit Pickup* (Acoustic Guitar)

$150 - $300

Fit Pot*

Note: All pricing excludes the cost of parts.


Customisation and Complex Services

We offer a range of guitar customisation and complex repair services, working on a case-by-case quoted basis.

Some complex jobs and their estimated prices include:

Full Refret


Fret Shave


Custom Bone Saddle/ Nut

$90 / $119

Valuations & Appraisals

We have particular expertise working with rare, unique and vintage instruments and can provide valuations and appraisals for insurance or intended sales.

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