Instrument & Luthier Services in Saskatoon, SK.

For nearly thirty years, Todd Peters has invested himself in music production and performance. Life as a touring musician and guitar technician has earned him his reputable expertise in repairing, building, and maintaining stringed instruments. Todd continues to educate local players and service their guitars. From basic set-ups to complex repairs, his devotion to the craft and care for each customer makes him the ideal caretaker for your guitar.

Instrument & Luthier Services

in Saskatoon, SK.

For nearly thirty years, Todd Peters has invested himself in music production and performance. Life as a touring musician and guitar technician has earned him his reputable expertise in repairing, building, and maintaining stringed instruments.

Todd continues to educate local players and service their guitars. From basic set-ups to complex repairs, his devotion to the craft and care for each customer makes him the ideal caretaker for your guitar.

About Royal Harp

“I really do love guitars and enjoy working together with owners to develop their instrument into what they want it to be. My aim is to help customers identify the sound and function they are looking for and enhance their instrument toward their specific style of play, including anything from beginner to professional.”

Todd Peters

“Music has been a driving force in my life and I have spent the last 25 years playing music around the world in a variety of contexts. Fixing my own guitars and setting up guitars for others has always been a part of my craft, which eventually led to launching a successful boutique guitar and repair shop in Saskatoon. Since moving on from that project I have continued to challenge myself with new and unique projects, including building acoustic and electric guitars as well as a mandolin.”

Whether you are looking for a minor repair, an overhaul, a specific sound or esthetic, or have a vision for an original project, I offer a wide range of repair and design expertise to make it happen. I do my best to explain and keep in touch with customers as I do more complex repairs, and I’m not happy with a repair until the customer is satisfied. I am also meticulous about the care of instruments, and treat every instrument I’m working on like I would my own.

About Royal Harp

“Music has been a driving force in my life and I have spent the last 25 years playing music around the world in a variety of contexts. Fixing my own guitars and setting up guitars for others has always been a part of my craft, which eventually led to launching a successful boutique guitar and repair shop in Saskatoon. Since moving on from that project I have continued to challenge myself with new and unique projects, including building acoustic and electric guitars as well as a mandolin.

Whether you are looking for a minor repair, an overhaul, a specific sound or esthetic, or have a vision for an original project, I offer a wide range of repair and design expertise to make it happen. I do my best to explain and keep in touch with customers as I do more complex repairs, and I’m not happy with a repair until the customer is satisfied. I am also meticulous about the care of instruments, and treat every instrument I’m working on like I would my own.

“I really do love guitars and enjoy working together with owners to develop their instrument into what they want it to be. My aim is to help customers identify the sound and function they are looking for and enhance their instrument toward their specific style of play, including anything from beginner to professional.”

Todd Peters

Instrument &
Luthier Services

in Saskatoon, SK.

For nearly thirty years, Todd Peters has invested himself in music production and performance. Life as a touring musician and guitar technician has earned him his reputable expertise in repairing, building, and maintaining stringed instruments.

Todd continues to educate local players and service their guitars. From basic set-ups to complex repairs, his devotion to the craft and care for each customer makes him the ideal caretaker for your guitar.

Instrument &
Luthier Services

Saskatoon, SK.

About Royal Harp

For nearly thirty years, Todd Peters has invested himself in music production and performance. Life as a touring musician and guitar technician has earned him his reputable expertise in repairing, building, and maintaining stringed instruments.

Todd continues to educate local players and service their guitars. From basic set-ups to complex repairs, his devotion to the craft and care for each customer makes him the ideal caretaker for your guitar.

Todd Peters

Services & Rates

All rates are subject to change.

Maintenance

Includes: restring, tighten and lubricate all hardware, clean and test electronics, replace battery if needed (battery not included), adjust or rehang loose wiring, clean and condition fingerboard, fret polish to remove minor scratches, pits and corrosion, cleaning of entire guitar, adjust truss-rod to correct neck relief, adjust saddle radius to match fingerboard, adjust action at bridge, file nut slots for proper string movement, adjust intonation, adjust tremolo bridge setting to player’s preference, add/remove trem-springs as needed (parts not included), adjust pickup balance, full inspection and play test.
  • Guitar Or Bass (Electric Or Acoustic): Starting at $75.00
  • Resonator Guitar: $95.00
  • Lap Steel Guitar: $55.00
  • Mandolin: $75.00
  • Ukelele: $55.00
  • Requires Neck Removal For Truss-Rod Adjustment: Add $10.00
  • Non-Locking Tremolo Bridge: Add $10.00
  • Locking Tremolo Bridge: Add $25.00
  • 12-String: Add $25.00
A setup is required to ensure proper fit and performance. Prices do not include finish touch-up; laquered-over nuts will be replaced as carefully as possible to leave a clean result.

Pre-made

  • 6-String Guitar: $40.00 + Setup
  • 4-String Bass: $35.00 + Setup
  • 12-String Guitar: $55.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin: $50.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele: $35.00 + Setup

Custom Made

  • 6-String Guitar: $90.00 + Setup
  • 4-String Bass: $90.00 + Setup
  • 12-String Guitar: $120.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin: $120.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele: $90.00 + Setup
Includes: restring, tighten and lubricate all hardware, clean and test electronics, replace battery if needed (battery not included), adjust or rehang loose wiring, clean and condition fingerboard, fret polish to remove minor scratches, pits and corrosion, cleaning of entire guitar, adjust truss-rod to correct neck relief, adjust saddle radius to match fingerboard, adjust action at bridge, file nut slots for proper string movement, adjust intonation, adjust tremolo bridge setting to player’s preference, add/remove trem-springs as needed (parts not included), adjust pickup balance, full inspection and play test.
  • Guitar Or Bass (Electric Or Acoustic): Starting at $75.00
  • Resonator Guitar: $95.00
  • Lap Steel Guitar: $55.00
  • Mandolin: $75.00
  • Ukelele: $55.00
  • Requires Neck Removal For Truss-Rod Adjustment: Add $10.00
  • Non-Locking Tremolo Bridge: Add $10.00
  • Locking Tremolo Bridge: Add $25.00
  • 12-String: Add $25.00
A setup is required to ensure proper fit and performance. Prices do not include finish touch-up; laquered-over nuts will be replaced as carefully as possible to leave a clean result.

Pre-made

  • 6-String Guitar: $40.00 + Setup
  • 4-String Bass: $35.00 + Setup
  • 12-String Guitar: $55.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin: $50.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele: $35.00 + Setup

Custom Made

  • 6-String Guitar: $90.00 + Setup
  • 4-String Bass: $90.00 + Setup
  • 12-String Guitar: $120.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin: $120.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele: $90.00 + Setup

Bridge & Saddle Replacement

Saddle or bridge replacement requires a setup with new strings. Prices are for direct replacement only and do not include routing, drilling or replacement of anchors.

  • Saddles (Guitar or Bass): $5.00 Per Saddle + Setup
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge (Gibson-style): $25.00 + Setup
  • Surface-Mount Bridge (Most Basses & Hardtail Guitars): $30.00 + Setup
  • Telecaster Bridge: $40.00 + Setup
  • Vintage-Style Tremolo Bridge (6-Screw Mounting): $35.00 + Setup
  • Floating Bridge (Archtop, Sanded To Match Top Contour): $65.00 + Setup

A setup is required for saddle replacement.

  • Acoustic Guitar Custom-Made Saddle (With Compensation): $60.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele Custom-Made Saddle: $30.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin Bridge (Sanded To Match Top Contour): $65.00 + Setup

Saddle or bridge replacement requires a setup with new strings. Prices are for direct replacement only and do not include routing, drilling or replacement of anchors.

  • Saddles (Guitar or Bass): $5.00 Per Saddle + Setup
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge (Gibson-style): $25.00 + Setup
  • Surface-Mount Bridge (Most Basses & Hardtail Guitars): $30.00 + Setup
  • Telecaster Bridge: $40.00 + Setup
  • Vintage-Style Tremolo Bridge (6-Screw Mounting): $35.00 + Setup
  • Floating Bridge (Archtop, Sanded To Match Top Contour): $65.00 + Setup

A setup is required for saddle replacement.

  • Acoustic Guitar Custom-Made Saddle (With Compensation): $60.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele Custom-Made Saddle: $30.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin Bridge (Sanded To Match Top Contour): $65.00 + Setup

Neck & Body

Fret levelling and refret work requires a setup; refrets include levelling of the fingerboard. All prices are for non-cosmetic repairs.

  • Fret Edge Dress: $50.00
  • Full Fret Level: $150.00 + Setup
  • Full Refret (Unbound Neck): $380.00 + Setup
  • Full Refret (Bound Neck): $440.00 + Setup
  • Partial Fret Level: $10.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Partial Refret (Unbound Neck): $25.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Partial Refret (Bound Neck): $30.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Glue Loose Frets: $5.00 Per Fret + Setup
Prices are for pre-made pickguards not requiring modification or drilling. Custom pickguards may be available.
  • Install Stratocaster-Style Pickguard: $50.00
  • Install Floating Pickguard (Les Paul, Archtop, Mandolin, Etc.): $30.00
  • Install New Self-Stick Acoustic Pickguard: $20.00
Prices are for direct replacement and do not include reaming, shimming or dowelling.
  • Classical Guitar: $15.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Guitar Or Bass (Steel String: $25.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • 12 String Guitar (Steel String): $40.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Mandolin Or Ukelele: $45.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Install New Strap Button Or Strap Lock: $6.00 Each
  • Dowel And Re-Drill Loose Strap Button: $15.00 Each
  • Humidity Treatment: $30.00 + Setup
  • Install Bigsby Tremolo (Les Paul, Archtop or Thinline): $40.00 + Restring Or Setup

Fret levelling and refret work requires a setup; refrets include levelling of the fingerboard. All prices are for non-cosmetic repairs.

  • Fret Edge Dress: $50.00
  • Full Fret Level: $150.00 + Setup
  • Full Refret (Unbound Neck): $380.00 + Setup
  • Full Refret (Bound Neck): $440.00 + Setup
  • Partial Fret Level: $10.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Partial Refret (Unbound Neck): $25.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Partial Refret (Bound Neck): $30.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Glue Loose Frets: $5.00 Per Fret + Setup
Prices are for pre-made pickguards not requiring modification or drilling. Custom pickguards may be available.
  • Install Stratocaster-Style Pickguard: $50.00
  • Install Floating Pickguard (Les Paul, Archtop, Mandolin, Etc.): $30.00
  • Install New Self-Stick Acoustic Pickguard: $20.00
Prices are for direct replacement and do not include reaming, shimming or dowelling.
  • Classical Guitar: $15.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Guitar Or Bass (Steel String: $25.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • 12 String Guitar (Steel String): $40.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Mandolin Or Ukelele: $45.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Install New Strap Button Or Strap Lock: $6.00 Each
  • Dowel And Re-Drill Loose Strap Button: $15.00 Each
  • Humidity Treatment: $30.00 + Setup
  • Install Bigsby Tremolo (Les Paul, Archtop or Thinline): $40.00 + Restring Or Setup

Structural Repairs

All structural repairs are based on instrument assessment. Below is average price range:
  • Minor (Partially Attached, Easy Alignment): $90.00 + Setup
  • Major (Fully Detached): $180.00 + Setup
  • Minor (Loose Or Cracked Brace): $60.00
  • Major (Fully Detached Or Loose In Multiple Areas): $90.00
  • Minor (Closed Crack, Easy Alignment): $60.00
  • Major (Open Crack Requiring Humidity Or Splint): $180.00
  • Lifting Bridge Removal & Reglue: $180.00 + Setup
  • Lifting Bridge Removal & Reglue With Undersaddle Pickup: $225.00 + Setup
  • Neck Reset (Traditional): $400.00
  • Minor (Partially Attached, Easy Alignment): $90.00 + Setup
  • Major (Fully Detached): $180.00 + Setup
  • Minor (Loose Or Cracked Brace): $60.00
  • Major (Fully Detached Or Loose In Multiple Areas): $90.00
  • Minor (Closed Crack, Easy Alignment): $60.00
  • Major (Open Crack Requiring Humidity Or Splint): $180.00
  • Lifting Bridge Removal & Reglue: $180.00 + Setup
  • Lifting Bridge Removal & Reglue With Undersaddle Pickup: $225.00 + Setup
  • Neck Reset (Traditional): $400.00

Electronics

All prices exclude the cost of parts such as pots, selector switches, pickups, etc.  Parts may be sourced by Royal Harp, if requested.

  • Shield Control Cavity: Starting at $80.00
  • Control Pot: $45.00
  • Pickup Selector Switch (Gibson-Style): $35.00
  • Pickup Selector Switch (Fender-Style): $45.00
  • Fender Super Switch: $65.00
  • Mini-Switch: $35.00
  • Push-Pull Pot: $50.00
  • Shield Control Cavity: Starting at $80.00
  • Control Pot: $45.00
  • Pickup Selector Switch (Gibson-Style): $35.00
  • Pickup Selector Switch (Fender-Style): $45.00
  • Fender Super Switch: $65.00
  • Mini-Switch: $35.00
  • Push-Pull Pot: $50.00

Pickup Installation

Prices are for direct replacement pickups and do not include routing or modification of the body.
  • One Pickup: $55.00
  • Two Pickups: $85.00
  • Three Pickups: $100.00
  • Archtop Guitars (W/O Electronics Access Panel): Add $35.00
  • Telecaster Bridge Pickup: Add $25.00 Or Restring
  • Install New Soundhole Pickup With Endpin Jack: $55.00
  • Install Floating Bridge Pickup For Mandolin Or Archtop Guitar: $65.00
  • Install New Undersaddle Or Contact Pickup With Endpin Jack: $75.00
  • One Pickup: $55.00
  • Two Pickups: $85.00
  • Three Pickups: $100.00
  • Archtop Guitars (W/O Electronics Access Panel): Add $35.00
  • Telecaster Bridge Pickup: Add $25.00 Or Restring
  • Install New Soundhole Pickup With Endpin Jack: $55.00
  • Install Floating Bridge Pickup For Mandolin Or Archtop Guitar: $65.00
  • Install New Undersaddle Or Contact Pickup With Endpin Jack: $75.00

Maintenance

Setups

Includes: restring, tighten and lubricate all hardware, clean and test electronics, replace battery if needed (Battery not included), adjust or rehang loose wiring, clean and condition fingerboard, fret polish to remove minor scratches, pits and corrosion, cleaning of entire guitar, adjust truss- rod to correct neck relief, adjust saddle radius to match fingerboard, adjust action at bridge, file nut slots for proper string movement, adjust intonation, adjust tremolo bridge setting to player’s preference, add/remove trem-springs as needed (parts not included), adjust pickup balance, full inspection and play test.
  • Guitar Or Bass (Electric Or Acoustic): Starting at $75.00
  • Resonator Guitar: $95.00
  • Lap Steel Guitar: $55.00
  • Mandolin: $75.00
  • Ukelele: $55.00
  • Requires Neck Removal For Truss-Rod Adjustment: Add $10.00
  • Non-Locking Tremolo Bridge: Add $10.00
  • Locking Tremolo Bridge: Add $25.00
  • 12-String: Add $25.00

Nut Replacement

A setup is required to ensure proper fit and performance. Prices do not include finish touch-up; laquered-over nuts will be replaced as carefully as possible to leave a clean result.

Pre-made

  • 6-String Guitar: $40.00 + Setup
  • 4-String Bass: $35.00 + Setup
  • 12-String Guitar: $55.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin: $50.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele: $35.00 + Setup

Custom Made

  • 6-String Guitar: $90.00 + Setup
  • 4-String Bass: $90.00 + Setup
  • 12-String Guitar: $120.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin: $120.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele: $90.00 + Setup

Bridge & Saddle Replacement

Electric Guitar:

Saddle or bridge replacement requires a setup with new strings. Prices are for direct replacement only and do not include routing, drilling or replacement of anchors.

  • Saddles (Guitar or Bass): $5.00 Per Saddle + Setup
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge (Gibson-style): $25.00 + Setup
  • Surface-Mount Bridge (Most Basses & Hardtail Guitars): $30.00 + Setup
  • Telecaster Bridge: $40.00 + Setup
  • Vintage-Style Tremolo Bridge (6-Screw Mounting): $35.00 + Setup
  • Floating Bridge (Archtop, Sanded To Match Top Contour): $65.00 + Setup

Acoustic Guitar:

A setup is required for saddle replacement.

  • Acoustic Guitar Custom-Made Saddle (With Compensation): $60.00 + Setup
  • Ukelele Custom-Made Saddle: $30.00 + Setup
  • Mandolin Bridge (Sanded To Match Top Contour): $65.00 + Setup

Neck & Body

Fretwork

Fret levelling and refret work requires a setup; refrets include levelling of the fingerboard. All prices are for non-cosmetic repairs. Cosmetic repair options may be available for an additional charge; ask the technician for an estimate.
  • Fret Edge Dress: $50.00
  • Full Fret Level: $150.00 + Setup
  • Full Refret (Unbound Neck): $380.00 + Setup
  • Full Refret (Bound Neck): $440.00 + Setup
  • Partial Fret Level: $10.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Partial Refret (Unbound Neck): $25.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Partial Refret (Bound Neck): $30.00 Per Fret + Setup
  • Glue Loose Frets: $5.00 Per Fret + Setup

Pickguards

Prices are for pre-made pickguards not requiring modification or drilling. Custom pickguards may be available.
  • Install Stratocaster-Style Pickguard: $50.00
  • Install Floating Pickguard (Les Paul, Archtop, Mandolin, Etc.): $30.00
  • Install New Self-Stick Acoustic Pickguard: $20.00

Tuners

Prices are for direct replacement and do not include reaming, shimming or dowelling.
  • Classical Guitar: $15.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Guitar Or Bass (Steel String: $25.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • 12 String Guitar (Steel String): $40.00 + Restring Or Setup
  • Mandolin Or Ukelele: $45.00 + Restring Or Setup

Miscellaneous Installs & Services

  • Install New Strap Button Or Strap Lock: $6.00 Each
  • Dowel And Re-Drill Loose Strap Button: $15.00 Each
  • Humidity Treatment: $30.00 + Setup
  • Install Bigsby Tremolo (Les Paul, Archtop or Thinline): $40.00 + Restring Or Setup

Structural Repairs

All structural repairs are based on instrument assessment. Below is average price range:

Broken Headstock

  • Minor (Partially Attached, Easy Alignment): $90.00 + Setup
  • Major (Fully Detached): $180.00 + Setup

Brace Repair

  • Minor (Loose Or Cracked Brace): $60.00
  • Major (Full Detached Or Loose In Multiple Areas): $90.00

Crack Repair

  • Minor (Closed Crack, Easy Alignment): $60.00
  • Major (Open Crack Requiring Humidity Or Splint): $180.00

Bridge Repair

  • Lifting Bridge Removal & Reglue: $180.00 + Setup
  • Lifting Bridge Removal & Reglue With Undersaddle Pickup: $225.00 + Setup
  • Neck Reset (Traditional): $400.00

Electronics

All prices exclude the cost of parts such as pots, selector switches, pickups, etc.  Parts may be sourced by Royal Harp, if requested.

Repairs & Services

  • Shield Control Cavity: Starting at $80.00
  • Control Pot: $45.00
  • Pickup Selector Switch (Gibson-Style): $35.00
  • Pickup Selector Switch (Fender-Style): $45.00
  • Fender Super Switch: $65.00
  • Mini-Switch: $35.00
  • Push-Pull Pot: $50.00

Pickup Installation

Electric Guitar & Bass

Prices are for direct replacement pickups and do not include routing or modification of the body.
  • One Pickup: $55.00
  • Two Pickups: $85.00
  • Three Pickups: $100.00
  • Archtop Guitars (Without Electronics Access Panel): Add $35.00
  • Telecaster Bridge Pickup: Add $25.00 Or Restring

Acoustic Instruments

  • Install New Undersaddle Or Contact Pickup With Endpin Jack: $75.00
  • Install New Soundhole Pickup With Endpin Jack: $55.00
  • Install Floating Bridge Pickup For Mandolin Or Archtop Guitar: $65.00

Testimonials

Portfolio

Below are some examples of my luthier and general instrument repair work.

Contact Royal Harp

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my services and availability. Prices are baseline and each project will be assessed when dropped off. Expect a minimum of two days for completion of project. At this time, drop off and pick up is by appointment.