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I have a low end carved bass in the shop with some pretty dramatic pegbox damage and a broken neck. The instrument was purchased for $4,000 new in 2007. The pegbox could be preserved if I did a graft, but I'm not sure it's really worth it on this level of instrument. I'm tempted to get a precarved neck, possibly from the original factory if they'll do it. I haven't done a bass neck graft, so I have no idea of the realistic quote. Can anyone give a time estimate for a bass neck graft? Most of my repair prices are based on an old survey from the 90's that I extrapolated to get average times based on the labor rates in the survey. For tasks that I don't do often enough it helps to reference such statistics. All my bass pricing is based on this, since I only started working on basses within the last few years. For a neck reset (including removal) I have 18 hours (12 for cello and 8 for violin) or without neck removal 12 hours (8 for cello and 6 for violin). Seems a little bit on the high side, but I'm not great at tracking my time precisely. Also, what is the general guideline for the relationship between the inside of the pegbox and the neck width? It seems to me that there's a structural issue when the inside of the pegbox is wider than the neck, but I can't find any specs on what is 'proper'. Thanks for all your input.