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post Sep 21 2012, 05:07 PM
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Question is the title?

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post Sep 21 2012, 05:11 PM
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Usually people do it by themselves, so quite free. Besides that, it depends very much on where you're from and who you go to. If you bought the guitar in a store, they might even do it for free.
A few years ago, I had a luthier set up one of my guitars. It took a few minutes, and I had to pay for an hour (of course). In Norway that was a little over 50 euro. Probably cheaper where you're from smile.gif
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post Sep 21 2012, 07:49 PM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Sep 21 2012, 11:11 AM) *
Usually people do it by themselves, so quite free. Besides that, it depends very much on where you're from and who you go to. If you bought the guitar in a store, they might even do it for free.
A few years ago, I had a luthier set up one of my guitars. It took a few minutes, and I had to pay for an hour (of course). In Norway that was a little over 50 euro. Probably cheaper where you're from smile.gif


Thanks for the response man! I figure I could do it myself but I don't want to take a chance of messing anything up. wink.gif


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post Sep 21 2012, 08:37 PM
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Np. Remember to tell him how you want the neck and the action. Otherwise he will just set it up for his own preference (or no-ones preference). smile.gif
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post Sep 22 2012, 03:20 PM
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Talked to the guy. It's going to cost me around $70.00 (strings, etc.) The luthier is actually a nationally accredited luthier who is licensed with ESP, Ibanez, Jackson, Fender and more.

He's not only getting it set to drop-C but he's intonating it as well. I'm pretty excited for this thing to get out of the shop!


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post Sep 22 2012, 04:00 PM
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I am not sure what exactly do you mean, but if you are talking about only setting it up in Los Angeles it's about $50 just as you would normally pay to set up intonation


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post Sep 22 2012, 06:10 PM
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That doesn't sound too expensive Trey, I would've said around the $50 mark, which is about what I charge over here (£35 including strings).
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post Sep 22 2012, 08:58 PM
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$70 seems a lot to me, I think its worth going through the hell of your first setup, breaking down in tears trying to fix it to learn how to do it yourself though laugh.gif

First time I did it, went horrible!
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post Sep 23 2012, 02:27 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 22 2012, 07:58 PM) *
$70 seems a lot to me, I think its worth going through the hell of your first setup, breaking down in tears trying to fix it to learn how to do it yourself though laugh.gif

First time I did it, went horrible!


first time i did it i fluked it and thought it was easy so i didnt hesitate to change tunings etc then second and third time i broke strings so 4th time it has been set the e standard and i dont touch the bloody thing smile.gif
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post Sep 23 2012, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 22 2012, 02:58 PM) *
$70 seems a lot to me, I think its worth going through the hell of your first setup, breaking down in tears trying to fix it to learn how to do it yourself though laugh.gif

First time I did it, went horrible!


Oh there is no doubt that it's worth going through the hell of learning but I'm so busy with school right now that I cannot even fathom putting myself through that right now laugh.gif


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