Exciting news! Starting November 15th, I will be teaming up with Riff City Guitars as their in-house luthier. I’ll be offering guitar and violin family repair services from basic setups to major restoration. This move will provide my customers with a more convenient location and regular business hours six days a week.
With this transition, I will stop taking new repair work at my current location as of 10/17/18. That said, if you have anything you'd like to have worked on before 11/15/18, go ahead and make an appointment below.
I am very grateful for all of the support over the last decade and look forward to serving the Sioux Falls area in this new position. J. Rieck Lutherie will remain open and will be focused exclusively on new instrument construction.
Basic Guitar Repair Pricing
Pricing is based on a shop rate of $60 per hour.
Adjust string height, truss rod, intonation, electronics, minor fret work, tension tuners, tighten all hardware, restring, clean, etc.
Adjust string height, truss rod, intonation, tension tuners, tighten all hardware, restring, clean, etc.
New Bone Nut
Custom made for acoustic or electric.
New Bone Saddle
Custom made, intonated saddle for acoustic guitar.
Refret (Rosewood or Ebony)
(depending of finish)
$15 per fret - $60 minimum
Replace Individual Frets
Install New Tuners
Install Undersaddle Pickup
Glue crack and retouch finish in repaired area.
Headstock Crack w/ Splines or Overlay
Remove, refit and reglue loose bridge. Includes minor retouch.
Remove old bridge, fit prefab new bridge. Includes minor retouch.
Handmade New Bridge
Often necessary on vintage instruments.
Remove and reset dovetail acoustic guitar neck, includes new saddle.
Bolt-on Neck Reset
Depends on how it is assembled and how much adjustment is needed.
$20 + $10 per cleat
Crack Repair w/o retouch
$50 + $15 per cleat
Crack Repair w/ retouch
$60 per hour