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In House Repairs by Master Technicians

When it comes to the repair and sales of musical instruments, you should always be able to depend upon experts who care. Our repair work is designed with these commitments in mind, as you’ll inevitably notice the moment you leave your instrument with us.

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 repair?

Repairs typically take anywhere from 1-3 business days.

Do you provide a loaner instrument while my repair is being done?

Yes! In most cases, we have instruments available to loan out to students so that they don't miss any practice time. (Subject to availability)

For more information, please fill out our web form here or call the store 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.

Dale - Orchestral String & Guitar Repair

Dale has been the owner and master technician at SDCME for almost 30 years.
His knowledge and experience with orchestral instruments set him apart from the rest.

Luis - Guitar and Bass Repair

10+ years of experience working under Dale. Specializing in guitar and bass setups as well as electronic work.

Anna - Orchestral String Repair

Anna is a cello student at MiraCosta College. She started apprenticing for Dale in June 2019.

Contact Us

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