Instrument Maintenance

We recommend these annually:

FULL SETUP

Includes all the types of maintenance recommended:

  • Head, Neck & Body
  • Fretboard & bridge
  • Restringing
  • Intonation
  • Humidity & temperature
  • Strap buttons

HEAD, NECK & BODY

Keeps your instrument in good playing condition. We: 

  • Clean & polish the body
  • Lubricate nut & saddle
  • Lubricate gears
  • Adjust - saddle and pickup height
  • Deoxidize - selector switch & knobs as needed
  • Tighten - nuts, screws, knobs, end pins and cable jack
  • Adjust the neck angle (1) to prevent cracks at the bridge, neck and top (2) to straighten the neck making the strings closer to the fretboard and easier to play.

FRETBOARD & BRIDGE

We clean the frets, fingerboard and bridge and oil the wood. The benefits are many:

  • Strings last longer
  • Looks new again
  • Darkens the wood
  • Leaves a smooth feel
  • No dirt or residue buildup
  • Helps prevent fretboard shrinkage

RESTRINGING

D'Addario Strings help you sound, sustain and stay in tune better. We:

  • Install new strings
  • Stretch the strings

INTONATION

Keeps your instrument in tune all the way up the neck by adjusting:

  • neck allignment
  • each individual saddle to it's proper distance

HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE

Our Planet Waves humidifiers and sensors maintain 45% humidity and 65 degree temperature to prevent:

  • Cracks
  • String buzz
  • Finish checking
  • Going out of tune
  • Permanent damage

STRAP BUTTONS

Our Planet Waves brass buttons hold the strap and come in:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Silver

Questions? Call (712) 250-4398.