Band & Orchestra Instrument Repairs are provided by TAUGE Band Instrument Services. Instruments for repair by TAUGE may be dropped off & picked up here at The Strum Shop during shop hours.
TAGUE Band Instrument Services is a full line service shop offering repairs of all band and orchestral instruments as well as percussion repair. We service everything from entry level instruments to professional state-of-the-art instruments and offer services ranging from routine maintenance to custom fabrication, modification and complete mechanical restorations.
We also offer ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments and non-wood woodwind instruments. This ultrasonic technology is an innovative method of cleaning brass and non-wood musical instruments by using high frequency sound waves and a biodegradable, environmentally friendly cleaning solution. Non-wood refers to clarinets, oboes or bassoons that are made of either plastic, ABS or composite materials. I choose not to put wooden instruments in the ultrasonic cleaner. However, the keys of these instruments clean-up very well in the ultrasonic cleaner. Transducers mounted to the tank walls create tiny bubbles which upon bursting, create a capillary scrubbing action to both the outside as well as the inside of the instrument. This action penetrates the instrument as long as the cleaning solution is filling the instrument. This state-of-the-art cleaning is the most thorough cleaning available.
Randy Clarke - Instrument Repair Tech
Available Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm
Randy is our very own in-house repair technician. Randy is extremely proficient in all forms and shapes of stringed instrument set-up and repair; including guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, mandolin, banjo… etc. Randy is known for his quality of repair work, genuine care for each instrument and he’s especially known for every customer’s overall satisfaction.
Micheal Karriker - Fretted Instrument Maintenance & Repair
Michael grew up in the Roseville area, and is a veteran of the United States Navy. He served as an Aviation Electronics Technician, and worked extensively on electronics troubleshooting and repair. Graduating from Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery (Phoenix, Arizona) in 2009, he then apprenticed under Jeremy Nellist of Roseville Guitar Works. He continued to work under Jeremy until 2012 when he and Jeremy established Nellist and Karriker Luthiers in Rocklin, Ca. In 2014, after Jeremy's decision to retire from instrument repair work, Michael decided to found Karriker Customs. He has since been a well established and sought after luthier in the Sacramento valley area. He has had the privilege of working with many local area musicians. When he is not working on instruments, he spends time with his wife and two daughters.
Dave Cavanagh - Luthier
Available Thursdays on Demand
Dave Cavanagh has been doing stringed instrument repairs since 1969. Dave also owned a music store (Cole Music Co. in Sonora CA) from 1980 until he retired in 1990. Dave is honest to a fault and extremely well versed in all forms of stringed instrument repair. He still performs regularly on 5 string banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar. Plays well with others, but has been known to run with scissors.
Kris Tague - Band & Orchestra Instrument Repair
Available on Demand
"I guarantee all my work. If you ever have a problem with any repair, I promise to take care of it!" Kris has been a member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) since 1993. NAPBIRT is the international organization devoted to the continuing education and training of musical instrument repair technicians.
Kris has been responsible for the highest quality of repairs provided in the Citrus Height area for over 20 years and continues this tradition with his new business venture at his shop in Citrus Heights.