Most people don't believe we have been around as long as we have, including us! We have a passion for music, musical instruments, and helping others learn and grow as musicians! We consider it an honor to keep Vincent Costello's legacy alive in what we do here.
Costello's Music originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1930, and has been operating ever since. Relocating from Fredonia, New York to Orange Park, Florida in 2005, we continue our history of excellent quality repairs and outstanding customer service.
Jim Costello has a degree in Musical Instrument Technology from the State University of New York in Morrisville. He also apprenticed under his father, Vincent Costello, who started the business in 1930 repairing instruments for all the big bands who traveled through Cleveland, including Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, to name a few.
The pictures to the right are from the early days of the shop. We still use many of the same tools!.
Today we repair all woodwinds, brass, strings and guitars.
We have fair pricing, quality workmanship, and quick service
so stop by for a free estimate!
Our shop is equipped for dent removal and chemical cleaning of brass instruments, re-pads and overhauls of woodwinds (excluding re-lacquering and re-plating), re-stringing, bridge replacement and sound post resetting of violins and other stringed instruments.
Guitar repairs include re-stringing, set ups, jack replacement, under saddle pickup installation.
(We do not do fret work or replace electronic pickups
or troubleshoot electronic issues at this time.)
How do you rent an instrument? Go to the Rentals page, scroll to the bottom, and click to rent! Or come in the store and we can do it there. If you do it online it just expedites the pickup process. If it is for a student we can usually deliver it to the schools in our area. You will need a drivers license and a credit or debit card. We also sell all the accessories you need to get started, like your book, music stand, reeds, special mouthpieces, etc.
Not sure what you need? Just ask!
We have been doing business here and working with the local schools for over 10 years and you can trust we will give you good advice and service, and get you what you need. Whether you need musical instrument repair, an instrument rental, or a new instrument and supplies, we love helping students get started on their musical journey! Call or email or stop by for a great deal and friendly service!