Restoration Pricing 2017

After seven years doing restorations full time, I have a much better handle on the time it takes to complete the work for each model.  Before I adapted a more “one-size-fits-all” attitude figuring it would all equal out in the end, but it really hasn’t, and in 90% of cases, the work takes longer than I’ve priced out.  For this reason, I have had to resort to making the pricing list more specific.  The new pricing also better reflects the true amount of time I spend not only completing the work, but also packing/re-packing and communicating with the owners before, during, and after. 

As always, prices do reflect the basic parts needed to complete the restoration, and if anything else is needed, functionally or cosmetically, you are given the chance to “yea or nay”. 

Typical turnaround time is 7-8 weeks, but there are peak times where it’s been harder to meet that timeline. 

Thorens Models

Thorens TD-16X Models (160, 165, 166, 160 Super, 166 MKII, 160 MKII)  What’s Included?

Base price $225 (Does not include shipping either way or return packaging, if needed.)

Subtract $15 if no dust cover

There will be a $45 surcharge for units in especially bad condition featuring smoke or corrosion.

Note: I do not accept units with mold/mildew.

Thorens TD-14X Models with auto-shut off (TD-145, TD-146, TD-147, TD-145MKII) What’s Included?

Base price $225 (Does not include shipping either way or return packaging, if needed.)

Add $75 if auto-shut off needs adjustment or repair. No charge if cannot be fixed. (90% success rate)

Subtract $15 if no dust cover

There will be a $45 surcharge for units in especially bad condition featuring smoke or corrosion.

Note: I do not accept units with mold/mildew.

Thorens TD-125/125 MKII Models  What’s Included?

Base Price $425 (Does not include shipping either way or return packaging, if needed.)

There is a $45 surcharge for SME tonearms which are labor intensive to dismantle and clean

There will be a $45 surcharge for units in especially bad condition featuring smoke or corrosion.

Note: I do not accept units with mold/mildew.

AR Turntables

ES-1, AR the Turntable, EB-101  What’s Included?

Base Price $225 (Does not include shipping either way, or return packaging, if needed.)

This service does automatically include replacing springs/studs. ($60 parts value)

Subtract $15 if no dust cover

There will be a $45 surcharge for units in especially bad condition featuring smoke or corrosion.

Note: I do not accept units with mold/mildew.

Note: I cannot repair chipped/loose veneer

AR XA or XB

Base Price $175 (Does not include shipping either way, or return packaging, if needed.)

This service does not include replacing springs/studs. ($60 extra if desired)

Subtract $15 if no dust cover

There will be a $45 surcharge for units in especially bad condition featuring smoke or corrosion.

Note: I do not accept units with mold/mildew.

 

Be wary of other restorations services that charge only for labor and then  parts are extra.  Once your table is in their hands, are you really going to be in a position to say ‘no’? In the pricing above, I’ve included the essential parts I typically replace in the units I restore to sell.