Setups & Repairs

The Music Zoo Guitar Repair Department

The Music Zoo features a full-service professional guitar repair department at our Farmingdale, NY Long Island guitar shop. We specialize in guitar setups, pickup swaps, electronic repairs, and refrets. We also cover more unfortunate issues such as headstock breaks and humidity cracks. Each case is different and every instrument will need to be evaluated in person to determine the extent of the work needed.  Our rates are competitive and our work is always professional!

Total Performance Checkup

All guitars and basses we sell are thoroughly inspected upon arrival, and again before shipping, by our professional technicians. Our multi-point inspection covers the entire instrument including dozens of components like the frets, truss rod, electronics, nut, finish, and more. Rest assured that your next guitar purchase passes our quality and condition checks for optimal playability and performance.

Personalized Setup & Customization Options

Make your new guitar purchase truly yours with a setup or customization that suits your needs. Each player has an individual style, and we know to achieve a sound truly your own sometimes requires special attention. Our professional team of technicians can customize the setup of your instrument, change to your preferred brand of strings, install pickups, or upgrade components prior to shipping. Just add your customized option on checkout or let your sales member know what you need.

The Music Zoo Setup & Repair Menu

Whether you are making a new purchase or dropping off an instrument you already own, we handle all types of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, and bass guitars, as well as banjos, ukuleles, and mandolins. Each instrument and each repair is unique, so we'll provide a free evaluation of your instrument, as well as a free price quote. Our repair service menu includes but is not limited to the following:

Guitar Restrings

Guitar & Bass Setups

Floyd Rose Setups

Pickup Installation

Wired Pickguard Replacement

Input Jack Replacement

General Electronics Troubleshooting

Bridge & Tremolo Upgrades

Tuning Machine Replacement & Upgrades

Refrets and Fret Dressing

Nut Repair & Replacement


Acoustic Humidity Crack Repair

Broken Headstock Repair

Minor Finish Repair & Buffing

Acoustic Pickup Installation

Acoustic Bridge & Saddle Replacement

Strap Button & Strap Lock Installation

Authorized Repair Center for Fender, Gibson, Martin & Taylor Guitars

Not only are we a dealer for these incredible brands, The Music Zoo is also an authorized repair center for Fender, Gibson, Martin and Taylor. We've built a strong relationship with these manufacturers over the years and have an intimate knowledge of the products. This puts us in a unique position to identify warranty issues, and provide the service and support required to resolve your issue. Whether we source warranty replacement parts, repair an ongoing problem, facilitate a service return back to the manufacturer, or assist with a replacement guitar, trust that we'll effectively resolve any issues you have. Authorized Service and Repair means you maintain your factory warranty and all items are serviced to factory specifications.

Servicing Long Island & New York City

Our guitar repair team is located at 123 Smith Street in Farmingdale, NY along with our retail showroom. We provide guitar repair and setups to players all over Long Island as well as New York City. Feel free to come by our location during normal business hours with your guitar, no appointment is necessary. Or, contact us if you have questions before you stop by.

Setup & Repair Support

If you have questions about our services or need an update on your existing repair, please contact us. If you're ready to have work done or need a free evaluation, feel free to visit our shop with your instrument anytime during normal business hours.

Our Guitar Technicians

Our guitar techs have decades of combined experience. They have apprenticed professionally, worked with national touring acts, and completed training from various manufacturers and schools.

Pete Mussillo

Pete Mussillo

Guitartech Pete has been a professional tech in and around New York City since 1999, and he has become known for his attention to detail, extensive knowledge of guitars, and his one on one approach with his clients. He has worked with numerous artists including Steve Vai, Nile Rodgers, McFly, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Glassjaw and Bayside.

Ron Torina

Ron Torina

Ron is a veteran player, instructor, and repairman. He was raised on 70's rock starting with Angel and working his way through ZZ Top. His current favorite players are Warren Haynes and Chris Duarte. He has many, many years of professional guitar repair under his belt.

Adam Baine

Adam Baine

Adam has been playing guitar and bass for nearly two decades, and has been modding and tinkering with gear for nearly as long. He was trained in guitar repair at the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair and when not playing out or setting up instruments, he can be found circuit bending old tape reel to reel machines.

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