So I've built my business from the ground up after years of apprenticeship and have acquired much skill and knowledge,but sometimes I struggle with what to charge, especially with basket cases like the guitar that just came into my shop.
It's a US made Kramer strat style with Floyd Rose trem, two humbuckers, three way switch and a coil tap switch.
The issues: 1. Separated fingerboard (rosewood) from nut to 2nd fret, and warped. 2. Refret needed. 3. Neck attachment holes stripped and need plugged/redrilled. 4. The previous wire job is a shambles and needs a complete rewire with 3 new pots. 5. Setup action n'at....
I'm interested in hearing back from established luthiers in the US on how you price out your work. Of course you're all welcome to chime in no matter what country you live in!