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The Classic Ax

The Classic Ax The Classic Ax offers over 45 years of experience in repair, refinishing, and customizing for Guitar The Classic Ax is a full service guitar repair, refinishing and customizing shop located in the Heart of Nashville on Music Row.

We also repair banjo's, mandolin's and other stringed instruments. (Oh ya, and the occasional Accordion)
We have been providing Nashville with this type of service since 1981
Classic Ax an Authorized repair center for most brands of string instrument, also has special techniques for Martin Guitars. SORRY WE DO NOT REPAIR VIOLINS, VIOLAS, CELLOS OR UPRIGHT BASSES

Operating as usual

05/14/2020

Thanks to everyone who took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday, it's very much appreciated.

05/14/2018

Thanks to everyone who sent those great birthday wishes, very much appreciated.

Come see our pick cabinet with over 220 picks to choose from
05/25/2017

Come see our pick cabinet with over 220 picks to choose from

01/14/2016

NEW PRICE SCHEDULE FOR 2016:

These are some of the most common services and repairs. If you don't see your particular problem listed, feel free to call or email us.
615-254-8058 email [email protected]

Minimum bench charge is $55.00
Hourly rate is $65.00 pre hour. this includes Customizing, wood repair, art work, electronic wiring, hand made items, etc.

1. Minor Setup - $69.50 plus ½ price on strings
o Minor & Adjust on Most Guitars (Acoustic & Electric), Basses and Other Stringed Instruments (No Violins) - This is a Full Set up and Adjustment of the Instrument (Less Serious Fret Work.) This Includes Neck, Bridge, Nut, and Electronic Components and All other Adjustments-This will Generally Take Care of Most Issues Concerning Intonation, Action and Overall Playability.
2. Complete Setup - $89.50 & Up
o Complete & Adjust on Most Guitars (Acoustic & Electric), Basses and Other Stringed Instruments. This is the Same As a Minor Set up and Adjust but Includes A Complete Fret Dress (Level, Shape and polish)
3. Complete Setup & Adjust w/Heat-press - $175.00 & Up
o Complete Set up & Adjust w/Heat-press. This is the Same as #2, But for Instruments Without and/or No Adjustable Truss Rod System.
4. Bridge Doctor Installed. - $95.00 & Up
o The “Bridge Doctor” is Perhaps One of the Most Practical Inventions for the Acoustic Guitar in a Long Time . If for no Other Reason, You Should Have this on Your Ax , So You’ll Never have to Worry about the Bridge Lifting off the Top, Not to Mention that it Will Correct Most of the “Warping” Without Replacing the Bridge Plate, As Well as Improving the Overall Tone and Sustain of the Instrument by Allowing the Top to More Freely Resonate. Major Guitar Company’s Like “Breedlove” use these as a Stock Item in There Guitars. This Price Does Not include any Brace or Structure Work to the Top.
5. Compensated Bone Bridge Saddle Installed - $75.00 - $95.00
o This is a Complete Intonation Set for Most Acoustics (Guitar or Bass). Other Materials are Available (Brass, Graphite and Fossilized Ivory) at Additional Cost.
6. Handmade Bone Top Nut. - 6 String $90.00/$125.00-12string $125.00/$150.00
o New Bone Nut for Most Electrics and Acoustics. Other Materials are Available - Brass, Graphite, Fossilized Ivory, at Additional Cost .
7. Complete Re-fret w/New Nut on Most Instruments Without Neck Binding - $299.00 & Up
o This is The Most Basic of Complete Re-fretting (Acoustic or Electric) This is Not Only a Total Re-Fret w/New Bone Top Nut, Includes a Complete Set up & Adjust as Well
8. Complete Re-fret w/new Nut on Most Instruments With Neck Binding - $375.00 & Up
o This is the Same as #7 But with Instruments with Neck Binding (Acoustic or Electric) This is Not Only a Total Re-Fret w/New Bone Top Nut, But it Also Includes a Complete Set up & Adjust as Well
9. Complete Re-fret of Most Instruments with Hard Finish on the Fingerboard - Starting at $499.00 with refinish
o (Generally Maple) This Can be a Very Gray Area when it Comes to Not Only Re-fretting – But Refinishing the Fingerboard as Well-Depending on Condition and Original Finish, Prices Will Very (Prices Much Lower Without Refinishing of Fingerboard) Starting at $399.00 without finish
10. Handmade Acoustic Bridge - $275.00 and Up
o This is What Most Acoustics Don’t Have From the Start… An Accurate Bridge Made of the Finest Hardwoods Available w/Compensated Saddle. Old or New – We’ll Make it Right ! Minor Adjustments Included …But in Most Cases Instruments that Need a New Bridge, May Need Some Structural Work as Well
11. Pin Block (Bridge Plate Spacer) - $55.00
o This is a Wooden Spacer Designed to Correct the Natural Wear and Tear of the Bridge Plate and the Top of Your Guitar.
12. Complete Buff and Polish on Most Acoustics - $95.00 and up
o This will Take Care of Most Surface Scratches and Dull Spots. Touch up and Dings to Finish are Extra.
13. Complete Buff and Polish on Most Electrics - $225.00 and up
o The Same as #14, But with a Complete Disassembly of All Hardware and Electronics, Includes a Complete Set up and Adjust
14. Basic Refinish on Most Acoustics with Minor Repairs - starting price $895.00 &Up
o Once again…This Can be a Grey Area without seeing the Instrument
15. Basic Refinish on Most Electrics with Minor Repairs - $795.00 & Up
o New Hardware, Electronic Components, and Customizing are Extra
16. Most under saddle or bridge plate single pickup systems installed - $85.00+
o using existing saddle and no bridge work needed
17. Most under saddle or bridge plate duel pickup systems installed - $125.00+
using existing saddle and no bridge work needed
18. Complete Bridge re-set: ........$125.00 Remove and reset most acoustic bridges. This does not included repair to top or braces.
19. Acoustic Brace re-set: .....$35.00 each Loose or cracked brace to be re-set.
20. Acoustic body dry cracks or splits: $150.00 to $200.00 Generally dry cracks require hydration to return wood to original moisture content. On average a single top crack (most common) with hydration and repair w/touch up.
21. Broken Peghead: ......$150.00 to $175.00 on average. Peghead broken (but not completely separated) would be repaired and finished touched up. If headstock is completely detached then an inspection would be required.

Just wanted to share this great slate plaque that my wonderful sister gave me for Christmas. Just got through mounting i...
02/14/2015

Just wanted to share this great slate plaque that my wonderful sister gave me for Christmas. Just got through mounting it on the outside wall of the shop.
She always puts so much thought into the gifts she gives, and that they're usually a one of a kind item. Thank you so much !

The beginning of "Guitarhenge" More to follow.
06/20/2014

The beginning of "Guitarhenge" More to follow.

made by The Classic Ax
10/13/2013

made by The Classic Ax

Just finished up a Nashville Tele Baritone....includes a Fralin +2% Neck and +5% Bridge overwind and a Burstbucker Type ...
09/10/2012

Just finished up a Nashville Tele Baritone....includes a Fralin +2% Neck and +5% Bridge overwind and a Burstbucker Type 2 in the middle position and a push/pull pot for the neck pickup. It's a bit different for a Bari....Lots of Low notes....Sweet!

new "Classic Ax" guitar made to look distressed
08/31/2012

new "Classic Ax" guitar made to look distressed

10/30/2010

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Tall Paul Project 2010
10/30/2010

Tall Paul Project 2010

Address

211 Donelson Pike #4
Nashville, TN
37214

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+16152548058

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Hope you are well, where are you now located?