Now accepting work

I’m accepting work again on a limited basis and with a new procedure.

Drop-offs and pick-ups now happen outside with limited contact. I will store the guitar for three days before inspecting and starting work. Instruments must have a case.


New Noise Guitar Repair is a fretted instrument repair shop in South Philadelphia that provides its customers the personal care musicians deserve.

A graduate of the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair in Freehold, NJ, Matt Miller, proprietor, is a certified guitar repair technician with experience in national guitar shops.

As a longtime musician and lover of fretted instruments, it is Matt’s mission to ensure his clients have the best musical experience from their beloved instruments. He can be seen performing with his band at many Philadelphia-area venues, where he also makes house calls.


Effective Jan 1, 2019.

Setups: $50 *
Adjust neck, nut, saddle, action, intonation, and pickup height; clean electronics; minor fret dress and polish; tighten loose hardware; clean and polish entire instrument. Diagnose any issues. Strings are not included.

Fret Dress: $100
Level, crown, and polish existing frets. Includes setup.

Complete Refret: starting at $230
Replace all existing frets, and dress new frets. Includes setup.

New Nut: starting at $100 *
Build custom nut. Includes installation and setup. Does not include the cost of material.

New Saddle: $80 *
Build custom, compensated saddle. Includes installation and setup. Does not include the cost of material.

Pickup Installation: starting at $35

Complete/Custom Rewire: starting at $100 *
Does not include parts.

Repair Loose Wire or Jack: starting at $20

Minimum Bench Fee: $20

Other services are offered. Please contact me for a quote.

By appointment only.

Services not offered: amplifier and pedal repair; re-finishing and finishing.

* Strings and other parts are not included in the price. I don’t stock many parts, so many will need to be special ordered. I often have D’Addario guitar strings in stock, or you may supply your own. I generally do not stock bass strings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does _____ cost?
Please see the services page. Many services have a “starting at” price because it’s often difficult to assess the repair without seeing the instrument in person.

I just put these strings on. Can you use them for the setup? They’re not that old.
I use brand new strings for all setups. Using new strings eliminates any issues that old strings can cause. I can’t guarantee my work using old strings. I realize bass strings can be rather expensive so I return used bass strings with your instrument.

Are you looking for help/an apprentice/an intern?
I don’t have enough work to warrant an employee or assistant of any kind. However, I’m happy to share knowledge and will answer as many questions as I can.

What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring your instrument, a case for storage (hardshell is preferred if you have one), any parts you want installed, and a package or two of your desired strings. If you are unsure what parts or strings you should have, please contact me beforehand. I’m happy to make recommendations. I also have some strings on-hand for purchase with your repair.

Do you take credit cards?
I do not. I prefer cash, but will accept Venmo and PayPal.

When do I pay?
Payment is due when you pick up your instrument.

Contact & Directions


Contact New Noise Guitar Repair for an appointment today!
I’m available most weekday evenings, and weekends.

phone: 484-483-3002 (text or voice)
@newnoiseguitars: facebook / instagram

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