Finding a reputable and qualified musical instrument repair shop can be daunting, but it’s important to do your research. There are a few things you can do to find the best shop for your needs:
1. Ask around – friends, family, and colleagues may have personal experiences or recommendations for reputable repair stores. If you’re unable to find any recommendations, go online and search for “musical instrument repair stores or shop” or “instrument repair guide.”
2. Check licensing and certification – every reputable repair shop must have valid licenses and certifications from organizations such as the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Licenses and certifications show that the shop is committed to high standards of quality workmanship.
3. Look for reviews – if possible, visit the shop in person and read reviews online before making an appointment.
Make sure you are getting what you pay for before making any decisions about where to take your instrument for repair.