4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL. | Call us: (773) 751-3398 | Chicago's non-profit Music Store | American Makers Sale July 1st-14th! 10% off with code USA24

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Instrument Repairs at Old Town School Music Store

Stop by anytime during store hours for a free repair evaluation.
We'll help you decide what your instrument will need to get playing like new!

Basic Restringing of Instruments
We normally perform in-house Basic Restringing (starting at $15) or Deluxe Restringing/Cleaning (add $10) within 48 hours. Just drop-off your acoustic or electric guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, ukuleles, and basses during normal business hours. For more exotic or labor-intensive instruments needing to be restrung, give us a call.

Please be advised: The more strings it has, the more time it could take and the more it may cost. In most cases, a strap button can be installed while you wait.

Major Repairs
For more in-depth repairs and full instrument setups, we work with local shops to get your instruments in top shape. Major repairs are still dropped off and processed through our 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. Stop-in anytime during normal store hours 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.)

Guitars, banjos, mandolins, electric guitars and basses

Bruce Roper of Chicago Luthier's Workshop performs all of our major stringed instrument 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 about 10 days depending on the amount of work needing to be done. 

Violins, Cellos, Upright Basses, and other classical strings
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

Amplifier Repair
For all manner of amplifier repairs, please contact our neighbors:
Chicago Ampworks