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Guitar tech costs?

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I'm thinking I need to put one of my guitars in the hands of someone who know s what they are doing instead of my half-assed notion of what's right...

What does it cost, on average?

I'm thinking along the lines of:
new strings - 11s
general clean up
dress frets
set the action.

Anything else that's normally done?

I have no issue paying someone for good work. I just have no idea what's normal in terms of costs.

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Well, when I changed to 11's there definitely was a difference in playability! What I ended up doing was messing around with the intonation and string height. Going from 9's to 11's I would think that a truss rod adjustment may be in order since there is going to be a lot more tension on the neck. (I would leave that part up to a good tech). I love playing with 11's. I tried 9's but they are just too light for me. I end up squeezing them out of tune.
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