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Does your instrument need an adjustment or repair? Let our in-house team of expert master technicians sort out your music instrument repair quickly and with care. Sometimes even while you wait!

Give us a call today at (760)630-7451



Repair Techs


Rafa - Brass & Woodwind Repair

Rafa is a very gifted and adept repair technician who has studied his craft with some of the BEST in the business. He trained at the Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Repair Technology as well as certifying in the Yamaha Advantage Repair courses. He furthered his repair education on each specific instrument by seeking out the best and traveling the country to apprentice himself to them. As a highly respected Saxophonist, he has a particular gift for setting up instruments the way a player wants to feel them. His 20 + years of experience sets him aside as one of San Diego County's most reputable repair men. 

Dale - Orchestral String & Guitar Repair

Dale is the owner and master technician at San Diego County Music Exchange. Over the past 30 years, his knowlege and experience with orchestral instrument repair has set him apart from the rest. 






Luis - Guitar and Bass Repair

Has 12 years of experience in the industry specializing in guitar and bass setups and repairs. Wether you are looking to upgrade the pickups in your guitar or bass or upgrade the nut or saddle on your instrument Music exchange can help! 






Anna - Orchestral String Repair

Anna is a cello student at Long Beach State University.  She started apprenticing for Dale in June 2019. Her desire to learn and grow in the industry has quickly made her a staple repair person at Music Exchange.




Frequently Asked Questions

  • What instruments do you repair at the music exchange?

    • We repair any brass or woodwind instrument. (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Susaphone) We also repair string instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo).
  • How long do I have to leave my instrument for?

    • Most repairs are assessed and completed in 1-3 business days. 
  • Do you provide loner instruments while my instrument is getting repaired?

    • YES! In most cases we provide a loaner instrument (brass or woodwind) so that your student does not miss any practice time! AND yes its FREE!
  • Do you provide a instrument cleaning services? 

    • Yes! We offer multiple cleaning services. We sanitize/ polish/ and offer chemical cleaning services. Call us to see how we can better service your instrument.

Contact Us

  • San Diego County Music Exchange
  • 985 Civic Center Dr., Suite 102
    Vista, CA 92083
  • Call us now: 760-630-7451
    Email: info@sdmusicexchange.com
  • M-F 10am-7pm,
    Sat 10am-5pm.
  • Se Habla Español