The Only Female-Owned Instrument Repair Shop in NYC

by Elle Brosh

Tune in musical folks – we have some good news for the busted guitar stuffed in the back of your closet, begging to be united with your once curious fingers. Owners of Brooklyn Lutherie, Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner, run the only female-owned, and staffed stringed-instrument repair shop in all of New York City and Brooklyn. These two highly masterful ladies have dedicated their expertise to meeting the needs of your precious instruments. Brooklyn Lutherie offers a welcoming space for all musicians, and women in particular, to engage with the unique processes of their specific repair.

“We created Brooklyn Lutherie to meet our vision of an inclusive, one-stop shop for all your repairs and restorations for both fretted and violin-family instruments,” said co-founder Mamie Minch.  “We are strong with vintage pieces. We are fast and good, and for us, client relationships are paramount.  As active members of the local Brooklyn community, we aim to be the ‘Musician’s Fixers’; people whom you know and trust, and who get the work done the way you want it.” (Women’s International Music Network)

Brooklyn Lutherie is a one-stop shop with fast turnaround, fair rates, and steadfast, quality craftsmanship. This intimate approach to the art of instrument restoration allows customers to feel confident, at ease, and in the loop.

In addition to the repair and restorations services, Chloe, a virtuoso violin player and maker, crafts custom violin-family instruments on commission.

Brooklyn Lutherie is located at 232 3rd Street suite #E003, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

For more information about appointment and hours, check out their services here

Like their Facebook page here!

And finally, here’s a funny Portlandia clip featuring a harpist who might need Brooklyn Lutherie’s help.

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