Best Instrument Repair Co. is a musical instrument repair and retail shop that has been in business since the 1930s. They have been in the same Downtown Oakland location since 1973. They also have a sister location in San Francisco named Union Music.
They are a full service instrument repair shop, offering services that include brass and woodwind instrument repairs, string instrument repairs, drum repairs, and more. So whether you need the strings replaced on your guitar or a complete instrument overhaul, Best Instrument Repair Co. has the expertise necessary to bring your instrument back to life. In fact, this is the only place that several Bay Area musicians take their instruments for repairs and maintenance.
Best Instrument Repair Co. shares a space with the retail music shop AG Music, so you can shop for supplies like sheet music, accessories, and even add to your instrument collection while waiting for your instrument to be serviced. They have both new and resale instruments, and even offer instrument rentals for beginners. Rentals are great for children who are interested in learning an instrument, but are not committed. This gives your little one the freedom to experiment without feeling pressured into sticking with something they don’t enjoy.
The shop is centrally located in Downtown Oakland near several bus lines and 12th Street BART. For drivers, the Frank H Ogawa parking garage is a short walk from the shop. On Saturdays, you can even park in the garage for free!