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We are able to repair all types and brands of instruments from beginner to professional, including custom work. All of our repairs are done in-house since we have many parts in stock. With five technicians, 85% of repairs can be done within 24 hours. More involved repairs may take longer.

Have an instrument that needs repair?

Bring it to our store, or fill out our Instrument Repair Request Form (only for students in school band programs), and we'll contact you to make arrangements for pickup. 

Marion County School Customers

(We only pick up and drop off on Tuesday's if you need faster service you must stop by the store)



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Here is a list of repair services we offer.  If you don't see a service, ask us about it


  • Dent work
  • Clean & polish
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Key alignment & regulation
  • Piston & rotorary valve alignment
  • Pad & cork replacement
  • Solder
  • Slide alignment
  • Spot lacquer & plating
  • Custom work
  • Instrument overhaul
  • Case repair

Guitar & Other Fretted

  • Restring
  • Clean & polish
  • Set up
  • Action adjustment
  • Floating tremolo adjustment
  • Bridge saddle & nut adjustment
  • Installing/repair pickups
  • Input jacks
  • Electronics cleaning
  • Fret dress & polish
  • Neck reset
  • Binding repair
  • Banjo head replacement
  • Part replacement


Orchestral Strings

  • Restring
  • Sound post reset
  • Bridge adjustment
  • Fine tuner installation



  • Change heads
  • Head tuning
  • Part replacement


Electronics- Amp/Keyboard

Currently not available


Dave Hutchings is Hoggtowne Music’s Shop Foreman. He has been repairing for over 35 years and is a staple in the music community and a trusted repair technician specializing in all areas of student and professional woodwind and brass repair.  He started as an apprentice in one of the nation’s largest music stores and in 1987 moved from East Northport, New York to Gainesville, Florida to work as a technician at Sabine Music. Dave then helped establish Gainesville’s well-known music store Band Central Station, and later took over ownership. It’s because of this vast experience that he is highly respected by students, band directors and professional musicians throughout the region.   

Dave has been a member of the National Association of Professional Repair Technicians for over 30 years and attends annual conferences where he continues to train and explore the latest techniques being used in the industry today. He has a Bachelor’s in Music Education from The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York and because of his gift and love for teaching, Dave continues to train many technicians in the industry. Some have gone on to become world-renowned respected technicians.

Dave is a professional multi-instrumentalist and when not at the repair bench, performs in many musical groups in the Gainesville and North Central Florida area. He enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, landscaping, and of course, “The Gators”.  

Dave and his wife Liz raised their two children, Angela and Greg, in Gainesville and have been married for 34 years.



 Dave Hutchings, shop foreman