At Bert Music Murdock, we repair brass, woodwind and orchestral string instruments. We have decades of experience repairing instruments. Our professional technicians will be able to provide you with an estimate and repair your instrument in a timely manner. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What string instruments do you repair?

Any string instruments like violin, viola, cello, and bass.

2. What brass instruments do you repair?

We repair the following instruments including, but not limited to:

• Trumpet

• Cornet

• Trombone

• French Horn

• Baritone Horn

• Euphonium

• Tuba

• Marching Brass

3. What woodwind instruments do you repair?

We repair the following instruments including, but not limited to:

• Flute

• Piccolo

• Oboe

• English Horn

• Bassoon

• Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

• Saxophone


4. Do you repair pianos, guitars, or percussion instruments?

Yes for guitars but no for piano and most percussion.

Our repair shop specializes in brass, woodwind, and orchestral string instruments.

We recommend contacting independent specialists who work on piano and percussion. 


5. How much will my repair cost?

Without seeing and handling the instrument, our repair shop will not be able to give a proper estimate.

Some issues may result from underlying problems that aren’t so obvious on the surface and can cost more than expected.

We recommend you to bring the instrument in so we can look at it in person.

6. How long will it take to repair my instrument?

Depending on the time of year, repairs can take anywhere from a few days to three weeks.

Please contact us for more information.


7. How often should I bring my instrument in for maintenance?

Bringing your instrument in at least once a year for routine maintenance and cleaning, especially if it’s regularly being played. 


8. Are there any instruments you won’t repair?

At their discretion, Bert Murdock Music repair technicians may decline to repair an instrument for a variety of reasons:

• Availability of parts

• The manufacturer no longer supports the model

• The estimated cost of repair is higher than the value of the instrument


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