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Cook Instrument Repair,  a full-service repair company offers a wide variety of repair services to students and professional musicians.  Our professional staff of certified technicians will get the job done right in a time frame that meets or exceeds industry standards.  We are authorized and recommended by many manufacturers because they know and trust in the quality of our work.

Woodwinds – Brass – Strings (orchestral) – Guitars – Electronics

At our shop, we always prioritize and value cleanliness, and with the current conditions concerning COVID-19, we are even more determined to put the minds of our customers at ease.  We can assure you that every instrument coming into our shop leaves cleaner than it was when it came to us.


Meet some of Cook’s Technicians:

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Steve Cook

Owner Multi-Technician

Steve worked as a professional musician playing guitar and woodwinds.  He started working on guitars in 1988 and was apprenticed in instrument repair while in college.  After years of developing skills, he started Cook Instrument Repair in 1992.  Steve is a member of the National Association of Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) and is a National and Regional Clinician in the art of instrument repair and technology.

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Terry Steding

Stringed Instrument Technician

Terry joined the team in 2002.  As an Art Director for a major marketing company, his artistic side came out in his ability to manipulate broken guitars and orchestra instruments.  He spent 5 years of extensive restoration on acoustic guitars before moving on to orchestral strings and the electric guitar world.  He has an incredible wealth of knowledge through his association with NAPBIRT, the Midwest Luthiers Guild, and many other expert Luthiers.  He has also invented innovative tools for the trade.

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Dan Barger

Woodwind and Brass Technician

Dan started an apprenticeship with Steve Cook in 1999 and joined the team as a full technician in 2003.  He is also a member of NAPBIRT.  Dan is a professional musician and has developed a network of friends from touring the states.  Dan sets a high standard for himself and it shows in the quality of his work.  His quirky demeanor and his colored beard make him a favorite with many customers.