eVillage Music offers a wide variety of repair and
maintenance services for most types of pro gear including guitar and
bass repair, violin viola, cello and contra-bass repair, tube and solid
state instrument amplifier repair, pedal and rack
effect processor repair, analog and digital synthesizer repair, organ,
electric, electronic and digital piano repair, digital workstation
repair, digital and analog recording equipment repair as well as sound
reinforcement speaker, transducer and power amplifier repair!
Below is a listing of services that we offer:
Guitar and Bass Repairs!
eVillage Music's two luthiers have a combined 70 years of
experience! Why bring your precious instrument anywhere else? No one
can offer the level of experience, expertise and quality of work that
Set-ups! We do a complete setup including neck adjustment,
intonation and tuning, cleaning and moisturizing of the
fretboard, polishing of the frets, checking of all
electronics, tightening of all screws and parts and more! Bring
your axe back to life! We make it play and feel as close to new as
possible! Our guitar technician has been doing setups and repairs for
some of the biggest names in the music industry for over 30 years!
Electronic rewiring! Including pickup installation,
coil-taps, phase switches, arch-top harness rewiring, output
jack replacement and much more! If you can imagine it, we can probably
do it! Our electronic guitar technicians have been servicing the New
York City music scene for over 40 years and have worked on gear
for virtually all of the guitarists that have lived here in that time
span, as well as many artists that were just travelling thru!
Restoration! Repair of cracks, broken necks and headstocks,
refretting, rebinding. and more! A
wide range of price levels are available, from functional to completely
refinished! Our two repair techs that handle structural problems have a
combined experience of over 70 years! From functional repairs to
premium repairs (i.e. you can barely tell it was ever broken), we have
it covered! Whatever your instrument needs to bring it back to life, we
can do it!
We stock a HUGE variety of replacement
parts in order to bring your instrument back to its' original
state or upgrade your instrument to the highest level of playability!
A listing of most (but not all!) of our replacement parts for fretted
instruments is available at Guitar Parts!
Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass and other
Fretted and Unfretted Instrument Repair!
Our orchestral string repair luthier has worked with some
of the biggest stores on the East Coast including Guitar Center, Sam
Ash and Alto Music.
After tiring of the chain store corporate mentality, she struck out on
her own and now does guitar and bass repair at Richie's Guitar Shop and
orchestral string repair for us!
Some (but not all) of the services she provides are:
Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass restoration, sound post resetting,
fingerboard repair, new bridges, repair
/ reglue tops that are seperating, replace / unfreeze / repair
tuning pegs and more! We also repair banjos, ukuleles, mandolins and
all other stringed instruments!
Brass and Woodwind Repair
Our Brass and Woodwind Technician/Repair Person studied
music and mechanical engineering in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 1984, he immigrated to the United States (our gain, Europe's loss)
moved to LA and worked for "Stein on Vine" for eight years doing brass
and woodwind repairs for some of the LA studio scene's hottest players
including Stan Getz, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker amonst others!
In 1993, he moved to New York City (LA's loss, NY's gain) and went to
work for Dr. Rick of Carmine Street for six years until Dr. Rick
closed up shop.
Then he moved on to work with Sam Ash for four years before going
freelance for private collectors and investors, maintaining some of the
most beautiful and expensive horns on the Eastern seaboard.
After a long and well deserved rest and visit to his homeland in
Europe, he returned to New York and went to work for John Baltimore's
International Woodwind and Brass.
And now he is here at eVillage Music (our gain, everybody
Also, he is currently in the process of developing his own line of
saxophones which will be marketed under the "Kasteus Saxophone" Brand!
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and other woodwind key repads, regulation,
cleaning, oiling and more! Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Fluegelhorn,
English and French Horn, Euphonium restoration, stuck mouthpiece
removal, dent removal, valve refurbishing and more!
Vintage Analog Synths, Electric Pianos and
Electronic Keyboard Repairs!
Our Electrical/Electronic technician is a master at repairing vintage
analog synthesizers (he was repairing them when the were the newest
thing!), Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Electric Pianos, Hammonds, Leslies,
Farfisas and Vox Organs, as well as the most modern digital synths,
workstations, samplers, drum machines, computer interfaces and other
contemporary electronic marvels! With over 30 years of experience, no
one can surpass his knowledge or expertise!
We have many replacement parts for keyboards! These can be found at Keyboard Parts!
Electric Guitar and Instrument Amplifiers!
Re-tubing, biasing, revoicing, replacement speakers, modifications,
re-capping, replacement reverb pans and more! We do everything
neccessary to get your amp sounding its screaming best! We carry new
old stock American tubes in a variety of brands as well as
Electro-Harmonix, Sovtek, Svetlana, Sino and a host of other
new tubes as well as most caps, resistors and transformers!
We have many replacement parts for Guitar and
Instrument Amplifiers! These can be found at Amp
Pedal Effects, Outboard Gear and Sound
We can repair virtually any pedal effect, commercial speaker cabinet,
power amplifier or outboard gear out there! We stock a large array of
replacement raw frame speakers, horns and drivers as well as
replacement diaphrams from Eminence, B&C, RCF and others as well as
crossover networks, resistors, capacitors, transformers and more! Our
technicians can repair and modify virtually any pedal effects, outboard
gear and power amplifiers on the market!