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Repair & Maintenance

Gordon's Music and Sound offers instrument maintenance and repairs for stringed, brass, and woodwind instruments, as well as amplifiers, speakers, and keyboards

Missing a pad on your saxophone? Lost the bridge while changing the strings on your guitar? Have a jammed trumpet mouthpiece? Powered mixer not turning on anymore? Is your home studio rig not performing how it should?

We offer set ups, which include personalizing all aspects of the instrument, such that it sounds and plays best fitted for its player, cleaning, polishing, and a restring. We also offer standard restrings, which includes cleaning the instrument, oiling the fretboard, inspecting all hardware, and tuning. 

Gordon's Music Repairs is made up of professional technicians who are just as passionate about playing as you are. New strings and regular cleaning are essential to intonation and tone quality. Weather naturally causes a neck's wood to expand and contract, which result in necessary truss rod adjustments.

In addition to instrument repairs, Gordon's also offers electronic repairs, upgrades, and modifications. Depending on your personal preference, technicians at Gordon's can help you find the pickups for your guitar to get the sound you're looking for.

All repairs come with a 90-day warranty. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Guitars


My guitar is broken, can you fix it?
Yes! You've came to the right place. Bring your guitar in and our knowledgeable staff will be able to give you a free evaluation.

How long does a repair take?
Restrings take up to 24 hours. Timeline on all other repairs vary. Most repairs have a 1-2 week turnaround, but sometimes this changes due to the need of special/particular parts, or a large volume of repairs in the shop. We can give you a better estimate at the time of evaluation. 

Does temperature and humidity really affect my instrument?
Most definitely. Guitars are made from wood and environmental factors definitely create a difference. Very hot or very cold temperatures, or even drastic changes in temperature and humidity, will take a toll on your instrument. Resulting in the need for more frequent set ups. Set ups ensure that your guitar neck and body are not warping and what can be done to prolong the life and quality of your instrument. 

How often do I need a restring? A setup?
Restrings are needed depending on how often you play and is also slightly preference. We recommend that if you play daily, that strings are changed every 4 weeks. 

Guitar set-ups are recommended about twice per year, newer guitars should be check about 3 times in the first year.  A guitar setup ensures that your electric, acoustic or bass is performing at peak condition, keeps little things from going out of whack and personalizes the instrument to your preferences. 

During a set up, we do the following: 
  • - Removing the strings and possibly replacing them
  • - Cleaning the nut so the strings sit perfectly in their corresponding grooves
  • - Adjusting the neck by tightening or loosening the truss rod 
  • - Pinpointing the height of the pickups 
  • - Fine-tuning the height of the bridge
  • - Setting the intonation by shortening or lengthening the scale length of each string


Do you repair electronics within a guitar?
Yes! We offer services on pick up installations, potentiometer installs, wiring repairs, pick up selector switches, and output jacks. 


Electronics, Amps, and Keyboards



Band and Orchestral Repairs


What regular maintenance needs to be done on a band instrument?
Woodwind instruments have corks that need to be regularly greased. Dry corks will make it hard to put the instrument together and take it apart, and eventually these corks will dry out to the point where they will crack off. 

Woodwind instruments also need to be swabbed thoroughly after each use to prolong the life of pads. 

Check out this great PDF for tips on how to keep your instrument in its best shape.

Brass instruments that have valves should be oiled regularly. All removable pieces should be cleaned and greased with slide grease regularly to ensure that they do not get dry and stuck.

My instrument is leaking air, can you fix this?
Yes. This is usually caused due to outworn or missing pads or corks. Bring your instrument down to the shop and we would be more than happy to take a look at it for you. 

My instrument got dented, could you guys dedent it for me?
Yes. Dents can be either cosmetic or in some cases, the instrument cannot be played correctly with a dent. The cost varies depending on the severity of the dent but we always offer free estimates.