Guitar Setup and Service - Yearly Subscription

Every guitar needs regular maintenance and care to keep it playing, sounding and looking its very best, and this is especially important with carefully crafted acoustic instruments. Environmental factors including humidity levels and temperature can greatly affect an instrument, and seasonal changes can drastically alter the feel, sound, and playability of your guitar. As a rule, we recommend a setup and service at the start of each season to keep your guitar performing as it should.

The Acoustic Centre Guitar Setup and Service Subscription is a no-fuss way to ensure that your new instrument is as good as it possibly can be, extends the life of your treasured guitar, and boosts playing satisfaction. For $299 a year, your subscription includes up to 5 setup and service appointments, entailing:

  • String replacement with strings of your choice (strings not included)
  • Action and relief adjustment to suit your personal playing style
  • Fretboard oil and clean
  • Fret buff and polish
  • Humidity check
  • Body cleaned, polished and buffed
  • Truss rod adjustment
  • Saddle adjustment
  • Nut adjustment
  • Tremolo balancing (if applicable)
  • Intonation adjustment
  • Electronics clean and check
  • Battery check & replacement

Our in-house techs have decades of experience with all brands and categories of instrument, with dedicated specialist tooling and manufacturer-approved qualifications.

Please note - strings and replacement parts are not included as part of the yearly subscription fee. $299 fee is non-recurring, and expires one calendar year after purchase. Guitars are serviced at our South Melbourne store, and the customer is responsible for transporting instrument to and from our store. Setup and service turnaround varies - please ask at time of booking.

Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order. The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays.
You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.

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We offer 3 Months interest free on purchases under $1000, and 6 Months interest free on purchases over $1000.

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Studio19 Rentals operates Australia’s foremost in-store Rental program for musical instrument retailers, and allows you to have the gear of your dreams now for a low monthly price. 

Studio19 offers:

  •  Low monthly payments
  •  Apply to buy at any time
  •  Protection plan available
  •  Return anytime after the minimum rental period
  •  No ongoing account keeping fees or charges

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