A set-up is necessary for all stringed instruments for the best possible playability. It makes for a much more comfortable and accurate playing experience compared to instruments without.
They typically cost $30 – $60 and should only be attempted by experienced professionals. (Luthiers)
A set-up includes:
- Inspection of strings, moving parts, and loose parts.
- Cleaning of the factory debris off of the frets and fretboards (No gunk left behind)
- Conditioning of the fret board (It won’t feel dry)
- Straightening of the neck (The strings don’t buzz)
- Lowering of the action (The strings aren’t hard to push down)
- Intonation check (It’s actually in tune with itself)
- Polishing of the body and headstock
We examine and set-up every stringed instrument that we sell online. We do this to make sure you’ll have a better playing instrument than most retailers.
Our storefront is home hundreds of musical instruments, not junk shipped from some warehouse that is not ready to be played. We are authorized dealers for hundreds of incredible brands. We are staffed by certified by state certified repairmen and experienced musicians. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call or email. We are direct dealers for nearly a hundred brands. Let us get you the right product and the best price.
We do not offer all of our brands on line, simply because we do not feel confident in them arriving to you at our standards . In the world of musical instruments, they’re many inconsistencies when it comes to manufacturing. Not all guitars are created equal. In fact, quality can even vary between between instruments of the same make and model. The instruments we carry in store are the instruments we feel good about. We don’t sell junk here, our goal is to help you find an instrument that plays great, stays in tune, and sounds good.
Here’s a little bit about what sets us apart from other music stores.
Since 2009 we have maintained a staff of experienced and state certified luthiers and repair technicians. Not to mention our friendly sales team of experienced professionals that will guide you to the right gear. Shop at Rocktown Music and you’ll get instruments that stay in tune, feel right, and are free of defects. We strive for customer satisfaction, and we are very proud to maintain a 100% positive eBay rating, a 4.9 Google review (currently the highest in the state), and an incredibly respectable reputation among our peers and community. We shop the world for the best value for your dollar so you don’t have to guess. We at Rocktown want to give you the savings and service that makes you want to come back. Our credo is new gear at used prices, used gear at stupid prices.
Hello Rocktown Music Customers,
In the last few months we have been working diligently on expanding our business. We are proud to announce the launch of our new online store! Like our brick and mortar store, the online selection will be constantly growing and evolving. We are very excited to bring our services to an online audience. And we look forward to working with new and old customers!
-Rocktown Music Staff