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Services -----> Repair Shop

Repair Shop

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“Diagnosis” is always free and it’s best to bring your instrument in so we can give you an accurate evaluation.

We cover every aspect of repair or restoration, except for complex finishes.  We can deal with most problems, i.e., set-ups, restringing, electronics, bridges, cracks, separations, re-fretting, etc.

We do not have an amplifier technician in-store, but we can refer you to one.

Our Technicians

Nick Nicholson


After classical guitar studies in Southern California in the early 1970’s, Nick studied guitar construction and repair here and in Europe.  For almost 50 years, he has continued to hone his lutherie skills, adding “viol” (violin, cello, etc.) repair and restoration to his repertoire.


Andy Irish


Andy has been surrounded by music his entire life.  In the early 2000’s, Nick took him in as an apprentice where he studied the art of lutherie.  After years of training and experience, he has built an extended clientele of both amateur and professional musicians.

Direct Line: 916-260-1590

Nora Nicholson


Nora received her training from Arthur Brodsky, an experienced band instrument technician.  Arthur worked at the store during the mid 1980’s thru the mid 1990’s.  He trained Nora in the basics in order for her to maintain our rental fleet.  She continues to keep our rentals in good condition and will do some minor repair for customers.

BIll Sidney (Outside Tech)

Music Set

Bill has been doing band instrument repair for several years.  He is a professional horn player as well.  He has his own repair shop, however, will pick up customer instruments from us that require more extensive work.

Direct Line: 916-502-6953

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