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Everything In Music - Since 1958
Everything In Music - Since 1958

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center Repair Services

Our world-class repair shops will get you playing like a pro.

We specialize in brass, woodwind, orchestral strings, guitar, drums, and electronics.

Our legendary staff has expertise servicing everything from student level instruments to professional level hand-crafted instruments.

Services & Rates are below.

Need to talk to an expert? Call or text us at 301-946-8808

Please contact us for information.

Address:

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
11151 Veirs Mill Rd
Wheaton, MD 20902

Tel: 301-946-8808

COVID Updates: 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have made a few changes to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. These changes will cause a delay in our repair turn-around times, but the safety of our customers and staff remains the highest priority. If you have any questions please contact us here.

  • The repair shop is fully operational.
  • All repairs should be dropped off and picked up in the main store. 
  • We are not able to provide “on the spot” repairs.
  • Each instrument we receive will sit on our shelf untouched for three days before we open the case.
  • You will receive a repair estimate via phone call after the three days wait. 
  • We will continue to play-test every instrument we repair, which is why the instrument requires a decontamination delay on both ends of the repair process. 

 

🎺 Brass & Woodwind Service & Repair Shop

🎺 Brass & Woodwind Service & Repair Shop

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30am to 4:30pm - walk-ins welcome!


About the shop: If you are in need of Clarinet Repairs, Flute Repairs, Piccolo Repairs, Oboe Repairs, Bassoon Repairs or other band instrument repairs, we can help you.

Chuck Levin's is a member of The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) which is the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair.

We have one of the largest ultrasonic cleaning tanks for brass instruments within a 600 mile radius. It is capable of cleaning a tuba!

Rates:

Student Flutes
• Full Adjustment (Soprano) – starting at $80+
• Full Adjustment (Piccolo) – starting at $80+
• Overhaul (Soprano) – starting at $300+
• Overhaul (Piccolo) – starting at $350+
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Soprano) – starting at $120+
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Piccolo) – starting at $120+

Professional Flutes
• Full Adjustment (Soprano) – $100+
• Full Adjustment (Piccolo) – $90+
• Full Adjustment (Alto) – $100+
• Full Adjustment (Bass) – $120+
• Full Adjustment (Hand Made) – $160+
• Overhaul (Soprano) – $420+
• Overhaul (Piccolo) – $470+
• Overhaul (Alto) – $550+
• Overhaul (Bass) – $800+
• Overhaul (Hand Made) – $740+ (regular pads)
• Overhaul (Hand Made) – $940+ (Straubinger pads)
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Soprano) – $140+
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Piccolo) – $130+
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Alto) – $140+
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Bass) – $160+
• Cleaning & Adjustment (Hand Made) – $190+

Student Clarinets
• Full Adjustment (Bb, A, Eb) – starting at $80+
• Full Adjustment (Alto) – starting at $90+
• Full Adjustment (Bass) – starting at $125+
• Overhaul (Bb, A, Eb) – starting at $310+
• Overhaul (Alto) – starting at $400+
• Overhaul (Bass) – starting at $740+
• Contra Clarinet Services – please contact us for an estimate


Professional Clarinets
• Full Adjustment (Bb, A) – $100+
• Full Adjustment (Alto) – $100+
• Full Adjustment (Bass) – $150+
• Full Adjustment (Low C) – $200+
• Overhaul (Bb, A) – $450+
• Overhaul (Alto) – $520+
• Overhaul (Bass) – $840+
• Overhaul (Low C) – $900+
• Contra Clarinet Services – please contact us for an estimate

Student Oboes
• Full Adjustment – starting at $120+
• Overhaul – starting at $480+


Professional Double Reed Instruments
• Full Adjustment (Oboe) – $150+
• Full Adjustment (English Horn) – $150+
• Full Adjustment (Bassoon) – $145+
• Overhaul (Oboe) – $700+
• Overhaul (English Horn) – $700+
• Overhaul (Bassoon) – $750+

Student Trumpets
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Lacquer) – $100
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Silver) – $110
• Hand Polish – $40
• Valve Work – $35+


Professional Trumpets
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Lacquer) – $120
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Silver) – $130
• Hand Polish – $40
• Valve Work – $35+

Student Trombones

• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Lacquer) – $80
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Silver) – $90
• F Attachment – $110
• Hand Polish – $50
• Hand Slide Service (incl. Cleaning) – $155


Professional Trombones
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Lacquer) – $110
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Silver) – $130
• F Attachment – $140
• Silver Satin Polish – $80
• Hand Polish – $50
• Hand Slide Service w/ pro cleaning – $185+

Professional Baritones
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (3-Valve) – $150
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (4-Valve) – $175
• Hand Polish – $75

Professional Tubas
• Ultrasonic Cleaning – $225
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Lacquer, 3V) – $280
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Lacquer, 4V) – $290
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Silver, 3V) – $345
• Ultrasonic Cleaning (Silver, 4V) – $365
• Rotor Valve – add $75

Professional Sousaphones
• Professional Cleaning (Fiber, 3V) – $225
• Professional Cleaning (Lacquer, 3V) – $280
• Professional Cleaning (Lacquer, 4V) – $290
• Professional Cleaning (Silver, 3V) – $355
• Professional Cleaning (Silver, 4V) – $365

Student Saxophones
• Full Adjustment (Alto/Soprano) – $120+
• Full Adjustment (Tenor) – $120+
• Full Adjustment (Baritone) – $150+
• Cleaning and Adjustment (Alto/Soprano) – $195+
• Cleaning and Adjustment (Tenor) – $220+
• Cleaning and Adjustment (Baritone) – $280+
• Overhaul (Alto/Soprano) – $820+
• Overhaul (Tenor) – $840+
• Overhaul (Baritone) – $950+


Professional Saxophones
• Full Adjustment (Alto/Soprano) – $150+
• Full Adjustment (Tenor) – $150+
• Full Adjustment (Baritone) – $200+
• Cleaning and Adjustment (Alto/Soprano) – $275+
• Cleaning and Adjustment (Tenor) – $275+
• Cleaning and Adjustment (Baritone) – $350+
• Overhaul (Alto/Soprano) – $880+
• Overhaul (Tenor) – $970+
• Overhaul (Baritone) – $1200+

Guitar Repair & Service

🎸 Guitar Service & Repair Shop

PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOU VISIT TO SCHEDULE GUITAR REPAIRS OR SERVICE.

NOTICE: PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS IN GUITAR REPAIRS!

Drop-Off Hours: by appointment only - call 301-946-8808


Pickup Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm


About the shop: All repairs have a 45-day warranty. Our guitar shop is a full-service setup shop that sees between 3000 and 5000 guitars per year. With over 100 years of combined technical experience, we can definitely help you out.

Rates:

Acoustic Guitar Services
• Restring – Steel String $20
| Nylon String $25 | Mandolin $35
• Bridge Reglue / Reset - $75+
• Full Setup - $70
• Pickup System Install – starting at $45
• Crack Repair – starting at $35
• Strap Button Install - $10
• Saddle Replacement - $3 (pre-cut) | $75 (handmade)
• Nut Replacement - $35 (pre-cut) | $85 (handmade)

Electric Guitar / Bass Services
• Restring – Fixed Bridge $20
| Floating trem, Strat $25 | Floyd $35 | Bass $35
• Full Setup – Fixed Bridge
$65 | Floating Trem, Strat $75 | Floyd $90 | Bass $65
• Pickup Installation (Fender/Pickguard) – starting at $30
• Pickup Installation (Gibson/Solidbody) – starting at $40
• Pickup Installation (Hollowbody/Archtop) – starting at $100
• Bass Preamp Installation – starting at $80
• Custom Wiring Assemblies – starting at $80
• Kit Builds – starting at $200
• Jack Replacement – Switchcraft $20 | Barrel Style $35
• Switch Replacement – Blade Style $40 | Toggle Style $40
• Nut Replacement – Fender (handmade) $60 | Gibson (pre-cut) $35 | Gibson (handmade) $80

Miscellaneous Repairs
• Level, Crown, and Polish Frets – starting at $150
• Fix sharp fret ends – starting at $25
• Partial re-fret – starting at $125
• Complete re-fret – starting at $300
• Tuning Machine Replacement – starting at $40
• Broken Headstock Repair – starting at $65

Orchestral Strings Repair & Service Rates

🎻 Orchestral Strings Service & Repair Shop

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm - walk-ins welcome, estimates require an appointment

About the shop: Our Stringed Instrument Repair Shop specializes in Violin, Cello, Bass, & Viola Repairs. Our Strings/Violin Shop technicians are trained to handle an extensive range of repair needs, all determined on examination of your instrument. Estimates are provided by appointment only.

Rates:

Violin
• Bridge – starting at $40
• Sound Post – $35
• Saddles – $60
• Nut – $40
• Tuning Pegs – starting at $12ea
• Bow Rehair – $45

Viola
• Bridge – starting at $50
• Sound Post – $35
• Saddles – $60
• Nut – $40
• Tuning Pegs – starting at $12ea
• Bow Rehair – $45

Cello
• Bridge – starting at $75
• Sound Post – $65
• Saddles – $60
• Nut – $60
• Tuning Pegs – starting at $20ea
• Bow Rehair – $45

Bass
• Bridge – starting at $150
• Sound Post – starting at $75
• Saddles – $100
• Nut – $80
• Tuning Pegs – please contact us for estimate
• Bow Rehair – $65

Drum Service & Repair - Rates

🥁 Drum Service & Repair Shop

Drop-Off Hours: by appointment only - call 301-946-8808

Pickup Hours: Store Hours (See Here)

About the shop: Chuck’s is proud to offer drum and percussion repair. We provide services including drum head replacement and tuning, snare drum setups, pedal and hardware repair, drum modification, drum cleaning, drum restoration, cymbal cleaning, and more. Most repairs can be completed while you wait but we recommend that you call ahead.

Rates:

Drum Head Changes and Tuning
• Snare Drum Setup –$15
• Snare Batter – $6
• Snare Resonant – $6
• Tom-Tom / Bass Drum – $6
• Bongo / Conga / Timbale – $6
• Djembe – please contact us for an estimate

Drum Hardware Replacement / Installation
• Lug / Swivel Nut Replacement – $2
• Snare Strainer Replacement – $10
• Snare Wire Change and Setup – $6
• Bass Drum Head Mic Port Installation – $6
• Installation of Aftermarket Hardware – $20 per hole

Drum Cleaning and Restoration
• Shell and Hardware Cleaning – $40 per drum
• Shell and Hardware Restoration – $60 per drum

Cymbals
• Cymbal Cleaning and Polishing –$40
• Rivet Installation – $8 per rivet

Pedals and Hardware
• Bass Drum Pedal Spring Replacement – $10
• Bass Drum Pedal Footboard Replacement – $40
• Drum/Cymbal Stand Service – please contact us for estimate

Electronics Repair & Service

🔊 Electronics Service & Repair - Rates

Drop-Off Hours: by appointment only - call 301-946-8808

Pickup Hours: Store Hours (See Here)

About the shop: Chuck’s offers repairs on select electronic equipment including speakers, microphones, and mixers. Chuck Levin’s does not handle out of warranty guitar amp repairs at this time. To find out more, pleasecontact us.

❔ Call or text us: 301-946-8808