BEAM'S MUSIC Instrument, Service, Rentals and Accessories
BEAM'S MUSIC  Instrument, Service, Rentals and Accessories

Repair Services Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

Need something and its not Friday? Just call us an we will make an appointment and get you playing again..

Beams Music has been providing the best guitar repair and maintenance services including setups, pickup installations, structural repairs, for 76 years.  All stringed instrument services done in-house, satisfaction guaranteed.  Our attention to detail and personalized service will ensure your guitar will play, sound and perform better than ever. All work is 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Our Specialties Include…

- Guitar Repair, Setups, Installations, Mods
- Violin, Mandolin, Cello
- Wood winds and brass repad-recork
- Electronics include; Guitars, Amps, Keyboards
- Our speciality is Stringed Instruments

Professional services for all Instruments, Amplifiers and Electronics

Restringing * Setups * Custom Modifications * Electronics Repair & Installations

Finishing Repairs * Neck Resets * Re-frets * Restorations * Custom Guitars


Guitar Repair Price List:

Restring – $20 plus cost of strings – includes general cleaning & polishing of instrument, fret polish, fingerboard treatment, tightening/lubrication of tuning pegs as needed, restring, string stretching and tuning. Classical, Mandolin or 12-string add $8 Locking Tremelo Floyd Rose add $10 (join our string club and your third restring strings are free your choice of strings.)

Basic Setup – $45 plus strings – includes restring service. Truss rod adjusted, bridge height set, saddles set to proper radius to match fretboard, intonation set. Electronics checked and cleaned as needed.

Most electric guitars set to tolerances of 5/64″ low E @ 12th fret, 3/64″ hi E @ 12th fret, relief of .010″ @ 7th with 1st and 14th fret depressed. Nut slots cut to optimal height.

Most acoustic guitars set to tolerances of 6/64″ low E @ 12th fret, 4/64″ hi E @ 12th fret, relief of .010-.015 @ 7th with 1st and 14th fret depressed. Nut slots cut to optimal height.

Note: lower radius vintage-style fingerboards or guitars with unlevel frets may require a higher action or fret leveling to accomodate low action. To ensure optimal playability, we recommend our Pro Setup for players who desire a low action.

Pro Setup – $75 plus strings -0ur most popular setup! This is the works. Includes basic setup plus frets leveled and crowned, then polished to a mirror shine for a truly high-end playing feel.  Removes all playing wear and mild to moderate dents & abrasions (severe dents may require partial or full replacement). Rough fret edges smoothed and polished. Makes a $200 guitar feel like a 410 Taylor.   Satisfaction guaranteed!

Pickup Install (electric) $45 for (1), $55 for (2), $65 for (3) – add $20 for semi-hollow or full hollow guitars. Add $15 for active pickups (requires stereo input jack & battery terminal wiring unless direct replacement). Clean solder joints, wires cut to length. Neat clean pro work equals reliability, beautiful soun and fun to play.

Pickup Install (acoustic) $40 single source undersaddle or soundboard mount, $65 dual source -includes reaming endpin to accomodate jack, fitting pickup, trimming saddle to compensate for pickup height (undersaddle only) and mounting any internal controls and wiring. Non-standard installations by quote.

Nut Replacement – Pre-Cut $40 plus material cost – removal of existing or broken nut, clean and level slot, shape and cut new nut. * Note: Pre-cut replacement nuts still need final fitting, shaping and slot filing for proper fit and final string height. Pre-Cut plastic nuts range from $3.75 – $12.99 graphite nuts from $7-$10. brass from $9.95, Tusq synthetic pre-cut from $8.95. compensated nuts for most models in stock from $21.95 to $35.99

Nut Replacement – Custom $65 plus materials – hand cut from blank. Choose bone, brass, Tusq.   Always a perfect fit and finished feel.

Bridge replacement – Electric $65 includes basic setup. Add $42 for vintage style to 2-point conversion. Add $59 to route  for recessed Floyd or other. Add $40 for locking nut installation (replaces standard nut)

Acoustic Saddle replacement – $75- includes basic setup. Price includes Tusq compensated saddle. Add $15 for hand shaped compensated bone saddle.

Bridge replacement – Acoustic – $165 – includes pro setup w/ fret level and new hand-shaped compensated saddle. Includes removal of cracked or damaged bridge, fitting and installation of replacement bridge. Cost includes basic Seagull, Taylor, & Martin-style bridge in Rosewood or Ebony. Custom fabrication of bridge by quote.

NEW! Acoustic performance package – $165- The best upgrades you can get for your acoustic plus ultimate playability! Bone nut and Bone (or tusq) saddle upgrades with our signature fret work. Nothing adds tone, volume and clarity to an acoustic guitar like genuine bone (or tusq) at the nut and saddle. And nothing feels better than a buttery action with mirror-shine frets! Wonder why custom guitars play so much better? The biggest secret is the extra attention to the fretwork.

Tuning Machines replaced/installed – $30 for retrofit – includes restring. Add $15 for holes filled and stained to color-match headstock. Refinish back of headstock to conceal holes by quote.

Complete Re-fret – $329-includes Pro Setup. Add $50 for bound or lacquered fingerboards. Partial re-frets at $9 per fret plus cost of Pro Setup @ $75

Electronics Installation/Replacment:

Selector switch – 3-way LP style $19 plus part add $15 for semi-hollow or hollowbody guitars/basses. Part cost is $5.95 (import box-style), $10.  -$20.

Selector switch – 3 or 5-way strat/tele style $30 plus part. Part cost is $9. (import style) to $17.95 (super switch).

Input Jack 1/4″ mono or stereo $15 plus part. Add $5 for pickguard mount, add $20 for semi-hollow or hollow body guitars without side-mount plate. Part cost is $3.25 (switchcraft 1/4″ mono) – $10 (stereo barrel style for flush-mount).

Volume/Tone Pot – $20 plus part add $5 for pickguard mount, add $5 for concentric, blend or push/pull pot. Part cost $3 (dime size split shaft) to $15 (quality concentric or push/pull). Add $20 for semi-hollow or hollow body guitars.

Mini-Switch for coil tap, series/parallel, pots,- $35 plus part. Add $5 for additional holes if needed. Add $20 for semi-hollow or hollow body guitars.

Custom Installations (midi, Sustainers, active preamps, etc) by quote.

Structural Repairs:

Broken Headstock – $175 and up – includes repair, filling, sanding and finish touchup.

Neck Reset – Acoustic – $325 Dovetail neck joint. Includes Pro Setup. Replacement saddle and nut as needed may be additional.  Non-traditional neck joints require less time and are priced accordingly. (Bolt on necks)

Finish touch ups, crack repairs and other repairs by quote. At Beams we fix all structural and cosmetic repairs such as cracks, crushes, & holes. Before you throw it away, call us first! If the repair cost is just beyond what it’s worth, we can still pay you for parts!!!  We always need salvage guitars for repair work.  Tuners, bridge parts, internal bracings, etc. can all put a few extra bucks in in your pocket for good parts.

Brass & Woodwind repairs in house, register adjustments by Veritas.

Electronics repairs by Musicians Electronic Services

- Keyboards, PA equipment, Guitar & Bass amplifiers, recording gear, etc.

Recent Repair Work:

Drum Service



Note: These are base guidelines-additional work might be necessary- consult tech for full estimate.

Bob Sweigart Percussion Technician




1. Overall cleaning of the shell, lugs, hoops, and mechanicals and lube as needed.

2. Replacing snare assembly with 20 Strand Stainless Steel unit and cable snare cord.

3. Heads replaced with Coated Ambassador batter or Percussion Plus and Hazy Ambassador resonant. Other heads at greater/lesser cost will be added/deducted from the $68.00 total.

4. Tuning and set-up for whatever sound you’re going for. Be sure to specify the type of sound you want.

Materials are not included in the above prices.

Repair that does not fall into the above categories is priced at $60 per hour. This includes cracked shells, bent hoops, etc. - an estimate will be provided.

Restoration is priced by estimate only with an hourly charge of $60. Please note that turnaround time is affected by the availability of sometimes hard to find parts.

Standardized Bass Drum Pedal Cleaning and Tune Up -- 30

Hi Hat Cleaning and Tune Up  -- 30

Cymbal or Snare Stand Tune Up -- 15

Tom Stand or Holder and Bracket Tune Up -- 20

Snare Drum Tune Cleaning and Tune Up -- 35

Helicoil Installation (per threadset) -- 15

Tapping, Dieing, or Chasing Threads (per threadset) --10

Non-standardized hardware repair or restoration is priced by the hour at $60 per hour plus parts.

Brass &




We make custom adjustments to lubrication and adjustment, and pads periodically need to be replaced. Beams Technician

Sampling of brass services:

  • Chemical bath cleaning (complete disassembly, wash in cleaning chemicals, all new corks and felts, valve realignment, polish slides, lube and oil)
  • All types of dent work (big and small!)
  • Silver and soft soldering
  • Valve repair and adjustment
  • Patching of brass
  • Install spit valves
  • Shortening or lengthening of tubing for tuning
  • Install custom parts such as lead pipes

Sampling of woodwind services:

  • Chemical wash of body of saxophones and flutes (after complete dissasembly), keys hand polished
  • Pad and cork replacements
  • Lubricate key rods
  • Dent work on flutes and saxophones
  • Tone hole leveling
  • Adjustment of key heights and remove lost motion
  • Silver solder broken keys
  • Custom key modifications and adjustments to suit individual players
  • Crack repair of wooden instruments
  • Shorten clarinet barrels for tuning
  • Rebuilds of damaged tone holes

We make custom adjustments to instruments.



Cost is the industry standard rate of $60/ hour, plus parts or we will provide you with an estimate.



We offer a "satisfaction guaranteed or your money back" 30 day warranty on all of our work.



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955 N State St T-37
Ephrata, PA 17522

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