Monday-Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-1:00pm

‚ÄčSaturday 9:00am-4:00pm


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1009 W Jefferson St ~ Joliet, IL 60435


Tel: 815-723-3718

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Guitar & Violin Repairs

Is your guitar or violin not performing they way it should? Bring it in for a free assessment!  We use only the finest quality parts and accessories and we play test each instrument to ensure proper sound and functionality. Our work is guaranteed to satisfy and delight the most discerning professional musician. From minor repairs and adjustments to complete restorations and custom modifications, we offer a degree of excellence that is unique in the Chicagoland area.

Guitar Repair


After 55 years of servicing just about every guitar in the Joliet area, in June of 2018 we lost our beloved Charlie Brewer. While it will be nearly impossible to completely fill his shoes, he had been quietly apprenticing Mark Scherf since 2007. Mark will be taking residence in Charlie's workshop applying everything he has learned from the master to continue his legacy for many years to come. From basic set-ups to broken necks, we will have your guitar looking and playing better than new! 

Mark can also perform set-ups and basic repairs of Violins, Violas, and Cellos as well. 

Band & Orchestral Repair


We want to wish a sincere and  heartfelt "Best Wishes" to our longtime friend and repair master, Joe Carnaghi, as he sets down his tools and hangs up his apron for a well deserved retirement. Joe has been an integral part of West Side Music Center and has provided the Joliet area with masterful repair and restoration of their band instruments. He will be sorely missed. 

While we search for a new instrument repair tech, we would highly recommend Bri-Lyn Music in Lockport for woodwind repair and Doctor Valve in Lemont for brass instrument repair.