Instrument Repair and Restrings

We can repair and setup almost any stringed instrument.

Restringing Instruments

We perform in-house Basic Restringing or Deluxe Restringing/Cleaning - usually within 24 hours - just stop in with your acoustic or electric guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, ukuleles, and basses. Also, feel free to call us and set up an appointment for other more exotic/labor intensive instruments needing to be restrung. (Please be advised: The more strings it has, the more time it could take.)

In most cases, a strap button can be installed while you wait.

Major Instrument Repairs

Bruce Roper of Chicago Luthier's Workshop performs all of our major repair work at his offsite shop. He regularly picks-up and drops-off repairs at our Lincoln Avenue location. He will repair all manner and level of stringed instruments, and can usually have things completed in 10-14 days depending on the amount of work needing to be done. All major repairs must be processed through our 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. Stop in anytime and we can give you a repair estimate and help you get your instrument back into optimal playing condition. (Temporary loaner instruments may be available for instruments needing extensive repair.)

Violin Repair

Paul Wargaski of Wargaski Violins performs all of our major violin repair work at his offsite shop. Paul is a local builder and orchestral string repair person who also handles all of our children's fractional (small sized) violin rentals. He can repair violins, violas, cellos, and upright basses. Depending on the amount of work needed, he can usually have things completed in 10-14 days. All major violin repairs must be processed through our 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. We can give you a repair estimate when you come in to drop off your repair. Visit Paul's site here.

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