6 Instrument Repair Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Instrument Repair Business Success Stories [2023]
Start An Instrument Repair Business

If you have a high level of technical aptitude for instrumentation engineering, you can start an instrument repair and restoration business as a part-time job or a full-time business.

As an instrument repair professional, your normal operations will include buying spare parts and fixing or repairing faulty parts. Typically, repair specialists fix instruments for players from all walks of life, from beginners to amateurs.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a instrument repair business:

1. Retro Radio Farm ($48K/year)

Allen Chiang (from Connecticut, USA) started Retro Radio Farm over 9 years ago.

$4K / month
2 founders / 2 employees
Connecticut, USA

Case Study

My name is Allen Chiang, and I founded Retro Radio Farm, where I repair and restore old radios. I offer Bluetooth MP3 upgrade if the customer wants to play digital music.

Right now, I make about $50K a year for the work I put in primarily on weekends. While it’s highly profitable, it has not yet lucrative enough yet for me to quit my day job. Although, the business has been growing 20% every year.


2. Stew Mac

Luthier tools, guitar parts, and supplies for instrument builders, repair shops, hobbyists, and players worldwide. Same day shipping, free technical support, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

  • Website traffic: 1.01M/month
  • Business rank: #60K

Check out their full website ➜

Learn more about starting an instrument repair business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an instrument repair business?
-> Pros and cons of an instrument repair business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established instrument repair business
-> Marketing ideas for an instrument repair business

Other resources

4. Denver Music Stores

Since 1962, The Denver Folklore Center in Denver providing the best acoustic instruments including new, used and vintage guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, bass, dulcimers, resonators dobros, and accessories.

  • Business rank: #244K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Schmitt Music

Schmitt Music is your quintessential music store in the midwest best known for our incredible selection of musical instruments and top-notch music lessons.

  • Business rank: #404K

Check out their full website ➜

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