Mark A. Kane, Luthier
26 years of service
My focus is on acoustic and electric guitars and basses. I work by appointment only.
My shop is both an Authorized Martin Warranty Repair Center and a Gold Level Taylor Guitar Repair Center. For warranty service on your guitar, you must be the original owner and it must be registered with the factory. Please make sure it's registered before you book an appointment for service.
For Martin, go to https://www.martinguitar.com/ or call Martin Customer Service at 888-433-9177.
For Taylor, go to https://www.taylorguitars.com or call Taylor Customer Service at 800-943-6782.
This upgrade includes the installation of the completely new ES2 Expression system, as well as a neck reset, and a new saddle! The Taylor Expression System® 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. To reiterate what a good deal this is, the price includes a new pickup and preamp, a new power supply (either 9 volt or AA, depending on the existing power supply in your guitar), a new saddle, and resetting of your neck to the factory spec.
Mandolin or banjo work
Dulcimer or violin work
My shop covers most aspects of acoustic and electric guitar repair.
Refrets, neck resets, broken headstocks, and structural repairs.
Pickup installs for acoustic and electric guitars and basses.
Custom milling, bridge carving, bridge re-gluing, and nuts and saddles of every variety.
These are basic repair costs. Actual prices will vary depending on a number of factors which I will make you aware of at the time of repair.
6-string acoustic, most electrics $90.
electric w/neck pocket truss rod $110
double-locking (Floyd Rose) $95-130.
12-string acoustic and electric $120.
Martin bolt-on $400.
Taylor post-2001 $100.
Taylor pre-2001 $400.
standard refret $375.
stainless refret, electric $475.
stainless refret, acoustic $500.
partial refrets by quote.
compression refret (older Martins) $550.
fret level, recrown & polish $80-140
Billed at $96/hr. I'm very efficient and work by the minute to a bench timer. You are billed only for the time I spend on your guitar, not coffee breaks or UPS deliveries!
How much will it cost?
Refer to the Services listed. I won't know the full picture until I've had a chance to evaluate your guitar on my bench.
How long will it take to repair my guitar?
It depends on the job as well as the workload of the shop but I can work around your schedule in many cases. Bear in mind, I don't rush any repair, as that only takes longer!
Do I have to leave my guitar, or can I drop it off when you have an opening?
I need you to leave your guitar. I work on a tight schedule based on my booking calendar.
Do you have loaner guitars?
I WISH I had a guitar collection that big, but then I'd have no room for anything else!