Xylem Guitar and Bass Repair Services

Guitar and bass repair services are available by appointment only.

Please call 970-903-8185 or email anthony@xylembassguitar.com to schedule your repair!

Simple repairs can be done in a few days, complex repairs usually take less than a week.


Xylem guitar and bass repair services are available to anyone in the world. You can ship your instrument to us or you can visit the shop in Durango, CO in person.

Prices for common bass and guitar repairs are listed below. Prices do not include parts costs and may vary depending upon the extent of the problem, nature of the instrument, and time frame in which the repair must be completed.


All bass and guitar repairs are treated as if I am conducting them on my own instruments with the goal of making them better than new. Whether your instrument needs a major refret or a simple setup, I will work closely with you to make sure that the modifications I make to your instrument(s) completely satisfy your musical needs!

Anthony Olinger, Owner of Xylem Basses & Guitars


Pricing Estimates for Common Bass and Guitar Repairs
Repair Description Estimate
Restring A complete restring of the instrument $15
(not including strings)
Setup Includes restring and optimization of string height (action), intonation, neck relief, pickup height and overall playability $40 - $50
(not including strings)
Replace String Nut Fabrication, fitting and adjustment of a new string nut $60
(not including nut material)
Fret Dressing/Levelling Levelling, re-crowning, and polishing of frets $100 - $150
Full Refret Replacement, levelling, crowning and polishing of frets $225 - $350
Partial Refret Replacement, levelling, crowning and polishing of selected group of frets $50 - $200
Pickup Replacement Re-sizing of pickup cavity (if needed) and installation of new pickup(s) $50 - $300
Wiring/Electrical Ranges from re-wiring one broken connection to replacing all connections to adding components such as switches, resistors or potentiometers $15 - $100