Santa Monica Guitar Repairs

in Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Musical Instrument Repair Articles

Musical Instrument Repair reviews in Santa Monica

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has taken care of my wife's instruments (violas and violins) for several years. It is our opinion that there is no one who can provide better service and the prices are worth the level of expertise that he demonstrates. He always has the instruments done when promised. We have always been satisfied with the quality of the work.
- David H.
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Call
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on a Sunday morning after seeing a piano for sale that we were interested in.
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agreed to take a 3 1/2 hour trip to look at the piano that day as to not miss out.
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inspected the piano and gave a polite but honest assessment of the condition and value of the piano as well as estimated cost to restore functional and condition.
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was courteous to me as well as the piano owner and provided expert knowledge on the piano's condition as well as work need.
Although we passed on the piano I have seen
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' rebuild and restoration work first hand and would call him again to look at or work on a piano for me.
- Tim O.
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Where do I start. Calling Rich a consummate piano tuner is almost an insult to what he does. He's a rare and gifted artisan who can build pianos from scratch and also happens to tune and maintain them wonderfully. He's been tuning my Steinway since I bought it around 8 years ago (he specializes in Steinway and used to be Steinway's top technician in Boston). But what he really does is elevate my piano into a realm of perfection that makes it a complete joy to play. He has also done voicing work, one time he took out the entire action and brought it back later to fix barely perceptible inconsistencies. My music stand was getting difficult to move so he took it away and reshaped it slightly so it works better. It was be impossible for me to overstate how good a job he does or how highly and enthusiastically I would recommend him to anyone who owns a fine piano.
- MATTHEW B.
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I personally couldnt be any happier with the workmanship and effort
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and his crew put into their work. Its refreshing to get advice from someone who actually expresses full dedication and passion in being a luthier. The quality of work is 2nd to none, and he truly cares about the customer before anything else. 1st impressions are a big thing for me, and i walked in this shop feeling like i knew these people for years. After seeing my guitar done for the first time, I was shocked at how much more alive the guitar looked. It was breathing new life.
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took the time to explain in great detail everything he did on the guitar and helped be better understand the instrument as well. So, to say the least, my experience at Luthiers was simply world class.
- Anthony L.
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came and assessed the house to determine which entrance would "fit"
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the best. She and her employees laid down blankets and plywood sheets to protect my new hardwood floor from damage. The room
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was being move into was a tight fit, but she and the crew worked carefully and it was in place exactly where I wanted it to be. Two weeks later she made an appointment with me and returned to tune
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. It sounds wonderful!!
- Denise H.
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is a luthier shop that is run out of the owners' house. It's a family endeavor, and it shows in a very favorable way. And, while it's a bit out of the way - my own drive from the
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Bench district was about 7 miles, or 20 minutes - I found it well worth the drive. They do have stated business hours but because they run
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out of their house, they seem to be very flexible about accommodating hours outside the normal business hours to help you adjust to the vagaries and demands of your own life.

I took a new and reasonably expensive violin to have a tailpiece changed. There was also some buzzing so I had them check the seams on the bouts, as well. The initial inspection revealed three seams that needed to be repaired. Later, on closer inspection, they found a total of seven seams had separated and needed to be re-glued. Despite the additional work they stuck with their already very reasonable original estimate and completed all the work in 2 days.

The instruments they rent and sell vary from a moderate, but still reasonable student instrument, to those suitable for professionals. And, while they focus on violins and violas, they also carry a few cellos and basses.

The price rating I'm giving this shop is based on the repair costs, not the sale of instruments, which can vary dramatically.

This small and intimate but very professional shop is a bit off the beaten path but I'll be taking my own instruments to them for all my luthier needs in the future.
- Anthony M.
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put a higher nut on my old Tele and managed to save the old nut in case I ever wanted to get it back to original condition. He also took it apart and cleaned all the electrical connections and tightened up everything that had gotten loose over the years. Also, because it wasn't too much out of his way he picked it up and returned it after he had finished. He did an excellent job on all of it.
- Jim R.

All Guitar Repairs in Santa Monica, CA

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A Sharp Services

1525 Marlborough Ave
Riverside

ADAM'S MUSIC STUDIO

950 E KATELLA AVE
Orange

Aeolus Music Instrument Repair

3403 Delta Ave
Rosemead

B HEFNER CO GUITAR ALLEY

11701 WASHINGTON BLVD
Whittier

CHANDOS MUSIC

PO Box 7003
Santa Monica

CHAOS THOERY MUSIC INC

912 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica

COLTON PIANO

1315 N. MAIN ST.
Santa Ana

DJ Turn SignaL

23222 Raymond St.
Chatsworth

farmers insurance

325 N. Second ave suite L
Upland

Geek Squad - Best Buy

7090 Market Place Dr
Goleta

GOODRICH VIOLIN SHOP

1045 Pearl St.

grayson's tune town

2415 Honolulu Ave
Montrose

GREG BRANDT- MAKER OF GUITARS

Valley Village / Studio City / No. Hollywood area
Valley Village

GUITAR SALON

1455 19TH ST
Santa Monica

HARVESTER MUSIC

2114 PICO BLVD
Santa Monica

HEAR MUSIC

1429 3RD STREET PROMENADE
Santa Monica

HUM

1547 9TH ST
Santa Monica

Huntington Loan Super Pawn

17731 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach

IGM AUTO REPAIR

6205 KESTER AVE
Van Nuys

KNAUER PIANO

19301 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana

L A Piano Services

Sherman Oaks

L.A. Piano Tuning

2117 Oak St. #B
Santa Monica

MDM Rehearsal & Production Studios

4524 Brazil St, Unit-B
Los Angeles

MEREDYTH & COMPANY

PO BOX 4333
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Mr. Handyman

11485 Ventura Blvd
Studio City

MUSIC SERVICES

1324 IDAHO AVE
Santa Monica

MUSICIAN'S DEPOT

30839 E THOUSAND OAKS BLVD
Thousand Oaks

OCEAN PARK MUSIC GROUP

1119 COLORADO AVE
Santa Monica

OLD TOWN MUSIC CO

42 E COLORADO BLVD
Pasadena

ON MUSIC & SOUND

2042A BROADWAY
Santa Monica

ON-STAGE Rentals, Inc.

637 N. Barranca Ave.
Covina

Pasadena Guitars

3055 Frances Ave
La Crescenta

PIANOS WHOLESALE-IVAN TUDOR AND CO

4923 SANTA ANITA AVE
Temple City

Pump Organ Restorations

4801 Thornwood Drive

RWR Guitars Custom and Repair

6255 Craner Ave.
North Hollywood

SANTA MONICA MUSIC CENTER

1901 SANTA MONICA BLVD
Santa Monica

SC Guitar Garage

San Clemente

SECONDSPIN.COM

1332 WILSHIRE BLVD
Santa Monica

SOUNDTRACK MUSIC ASSOC LLC

1460 4th St
Santa Monica

Southern California Music Company

806 N Glendale Ave
Glendale

Specified Services

14001 Windsor Pl
Santa Ana

STRING INSTRUMENT REPAIR

10815 Hesby St
North Hollywood

The Art Of Woodworking

33175 Temecula Parkway
Temecula

the woodwind shop

3506 Monterosa Dr
Altadena

TRILOGY GUITARS

316 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey

TRUETONE MUSIC

714 SANTA MONICA BL
Santa Monica

Wilkins Guitars

15734 Stagg St
Santa Monica Zip Codes

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