THE FRET LAB

A full service guitar repair shop located in the heart of Leslieville.

WELCOME TO THE FRET LAB

Providing a unique alternative to the traditional guitar shop experience with expert repair services and one-on-one repair courses.

GUITAR REPAIR SERVICES

Fret Lab Set Up - $75

Replace Nut or Saddle - $125

Fret Dress - $150

Bridge Re-Glue - $175

Re-Fret - $300

Neck Reset - $500

The Fret Lab performing a neck reset during a guitar repair.
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GUITAR REPAIR COURSES

One Day Course - $250 (per day)

One Week Course - $1000 (five days)

OUR GUITAR REPAIR SERVICES

To arrange an appointment with our luthier or to receive an estimate on a repair not shown below, please get in touch.

Here are some of our most common services.

FRET LAB SET UP

$75

  • Check & adjust truss rod
  • Clean & oil fretboard (for non-lacquered fretboards)
  • Check & adjust string action at bridge/saddles & nut
  • Re-string with requested gauge
  • Check and adjust intonation at the 12th fret
  • Ultrasonic cleaning of hardware (available at extra charge)
Guitar Setup from The Fret Lab in Toronto
Replace nut or saddle on your guitar at The Fret Lab in Toronto

REPLACE NUT OR SADDLE

$125

  • Carefully remove existing nut/saddle
  • Cut, shape, & polish custom nut/saddle & fit to slot
  • (For nuts) Install & slot custom nut to required depth for desired action/playability
  • (For saddles) Check action with strings & lower bottom of saddle for desired string action
  • (For saddles) Sand radius & round-over into top of saddle
  • (For Saddles) Check & adjust intonation with file
  • Includes a Fret Lab Set Up

FRET DRESS

$150

  • Level, crown, and polish frets
  • Includes a Fret Lab Set Up
Fret dress service on your guitar with The Fret Lab in Toronto
Re-Gluing of Bridge in Guitar Repair from The Fret Lab in Toronto

BRIDGE RE-GLUE

$175

  • Carefully heat & remove existing bridge
  • Clean & level bottom of bridge/top of guitar
  • Re-align bridge using fitted dowels
  • Glue & clamp new bridge in place
  • Re-drill outer bridge pin holes
  • Includes Fret Lab Set Up

RE-FRET

$300

  • Carefully remove frets
  • Level fretboard to desired radius
  • Fill and remove any remaining pitting
  • Install new frets
  • Fret Dress
  • Includes Fret Lab Set Up
The Fret Lab in Toronto can help re-fret your guitar.
Neck reset during guitar repair at The Fret Lab in Toronto

NECK RESET

$500

  • Carefully steam and remove neck from body
  • Adjust neck angle by removing material from heel
  • Ensure proper neck alignment before re-glueing neck to body
  • Partial re-fret and fret dress
  • Includes Fret Lab Set Up

OUR GUITAR REPAIR COURSES

To receive an estimate on a course not shown below, please get in touch.

ONE DAY COURSE

$250 (per day)

In our one day course students will work one on one with a luthier & tackle as many repairs as they have time for. Topics of focus include:

  • Standards & procedures for setting up electric, acoustic, & bass guitars
  • Making custom Nuts & Saddles
  • Fretwork
  • Wiring/Electronics
One day guitar repair course from The Fret Lab in Toronto
Take a one week guitar repair course with The Fret Lab in Toronto

ONE WEEK COURSE

$1000 (five days)

In our One Week Course students are afforded the time to tackle more complicated & time consuming repairs such as:

  • Re-frets
  • Neck Re-sets
  • Structural/finish repairs
  • Custom builds

"Dave’s work at The Fret Lab is always meticulous and rooted in his obvious passion for guitars. On top of that, he’s one of the friendliest and most humble people I know. He’s the first name I give people looking for a repair."

Jeremy Nicks Luthier