From storage to stage we can get your instrument up and running

Don’t let vintage or older equipment get into the trash stream! Get it repaired. Older equipment can really be BETTER THAN NEW.

Finding professional repair at an affordable price can be difficult. We’ve partnered with several technicians to provide this service.

In house repairs :  String instrument repairs done on site

restrings, set ups, fret work, electronics , neck resets we do it all!!  custom work is available

Adam Lipansky head luthier :  Adam started his musical journet at the age of 11 turned on by hearing the Greatful Dead. Born and raised in NY/NJ, he studied guitar with Van Morretti until the age of 18 when he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music.  He studied music education, performance and professional music. While working at the Performance Center, Adam got involved with stage hand work, light designing, set building, sound engineering and all aspects of live performance. After graduating in 1991, he found himself in SF. Adam merged teaching and performance and taught at local music stores while playing on several local and national recordings  including the Big Mountain Unity Album, 1994 Giant Records . Having to repair instruments on the road and repairing students instruments, and discovering he loved it, he went on to study with Charles Fox at the american school of luthiers and Rick Turner of turner guitars . He has now opened his own repair and teaching ‘string shack’ in Oakland doing repairs for all string instruments and building his own brand of guitars, basses and ukulele’s Adam is also running acme house of music.


Electronic repairs:  Peter Niven oakland electric audio repair you can drop off tube amps and pedals at acme music for Peter .

Turntable repairs:

Trip has been our guy very knowledgeable and reasonably priced , swing by the store and drop off those old turntables

Horn repairs:  We recommend wind and brass repair



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