BIMM Cities

Where to repair your instruments in Berlin

30th March 2017


We realise that sometimes accidents occur and bad things can happen to your instruments. But fret not – we’ve done the hard work and found the best places to get your gear repaired in Berlin without breaking the bank.

Noisy – if something happens whilst you’re at uni, don’t panic! Noisy (located underneath BIMM Berlin) will be able to fix most minor issues, including broken drum skins.

Rockin’ RepairsRockin’ Repairs specialises in electric guitars and basses and is one of the best places in Berlin for alterations and repairs. They can take their time, but the finished result is definitely worth the wait.

Gitarren Meckbach – this family-run workshop places a particular focus on classical and steel string guitars, mandolins and ukuleles. The owner, Martin, has been a trained luthier for over 15 years, so your guitar’s in safe hands in this Prenzlauer Berg sanctuary.

Fat Waves – for pedal and electronics repairs and modifications, Fat Waves should be your first port of call. Additionally, amps, guitars and basses are welcome here! With years of knowledge and experience under his belt, Teo can fix anything that’s fixable.

Mack’s Guitar Repair Berlin – a little further out of the city centre, this tiny Zehlendorf-based studio breathes new life into your instrument, from simple repairs to complex modifications. It’s best to make an appointment before you go, as this luthier is in demand.

Frank und Meyer – perhaps you play a woodwind or string instrument… in which case, Pankow’s Frank und Meyer will be able to resolve most problems in their onsite workshop.

Berlin Guitars – this Schöneberg guitar store/workshop has an enormous selection of spare parts, should the worst happen to your instrument. With friendly staff, reasonable prices and a wide range of services on offer, Berlin Guitars has thoroughly earned its place on our list.

Photo Credit: Davide Ruffini


Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen is a Berlin based writer, translator, and BIMM Bristol graduate currently acting as music editor for indieBerlin. She has an MA in Musicology from Oxford Brookes University and is studying for a PgCert in Translation.