Mandolin Setup

A professional mandolin setup optimizes the settings that affect tone and playability. Let us get your mandolin in top playing shape!

If you need mandolin repair you should explore our mandolin luthier services.

What Does a Setup Do for My Mandolin?

A professional mandolin setup effectively balances the numerous settings between the parts of your mandolin. This enables proper tone and resolves playability problems such as incorrect intonation, fret buzz, fret out, rough fret ends, incorrect string height and pickup height. Inspecting and cleaning keeps your mandolin looking great and can uncover hidden or potential problems.

What is Included in a Mandolin Setup?

A mandolin setup is a formal process which requires many mandolin tech specialty tools. We will inspect key components and, based on what we find, make necessary mechanical adjustments. Often, items such as your truss rod do not need adjustment. We tailor our services to match factory mandolin setup specifications (or better). We can customize your mandolin setup to match your style and preferences.

Get the Professional Setup You Need

Our mandolin setup includes both making your mandolin play well and have it looking its best - for a much better price and turnaround time than a big-box music center or musical instrument shop. we take the time to carefully inspect and adjust your mandolin.


The Artisan Luthiers Mandolin Setup

We could call this a 24 POINT SETUP, we just don't list the inspection apart from the work.

  • Check/adjust neck relief (truss rod)
  • Check/adjust bridge position for intonation
  • Check/adjust string action (bridge height)
  • Check/adjust fit on tuning machines
  • Check/adjust nut slots
  • Polish fret wire (check for wear, rough ends, etc.)
  • Condition fretboard (unfinished wood)
  • Install new strings
  • Detail mandolin

Mandolin Setup Cost

Our mandolin setup price is among the most affordable mandolin set up prices in north metro Atlanta. Our base price does not include nut modification work or similar types of mandolin repair services.

  • Fender Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Gibson Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Washburn Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings.
  • Eastman Guitar Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Epiphone Guitar Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings.
  • Ibanez Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Weber Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Northfield Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Kentucky Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings.
  • Rogue Guitar Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Ellis Guitar Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings.
  • Pava Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Loar Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Savannah Mandolin Setup (8-string) $80 + mandolin strings
  • Other Mandolin Brands & Models $80 min. + strings
  • We also do setups on Cittern, Mandola, Bouzouki, and more!

How often should you get a mandolin setup?

For the average player, your mandolin may need a setup setup every year or so. This number could change quite a bit if you play a lot or your mandolin is subject to temperature and humidity fluctuations. Since a setup affects playability you should get a setup, at least a checkup, anytime things don't seem right. If you experience string buzz or it simply doesn't feel right it probably does need some form of technical adjustments.


Request a Mandolin Setup

Call 678-402-6739 or text to 770-654-3223 to set an appointment for your guitar setup. We offer relatively fast turnaround, and deliver results that will make you smile.