At the heart of JC Strings operations is a European trained master luthier with a deep love of making and restoring stringed instruments. For over twenty five years Cezar Mateus has been building and restoring instruments for many professionals throughout the world. His work can be heard on many albums from renaissance to popular music. His partner Joseph Melillo has also repaired instruments, working in music stores since 1982. They share a passion for music and a meticulous attention to detail while restoring instruments.
The predominant portion of our retail location is the very large shop in the center of the store. All of the work performed on instruments will be done at our new location directly by Cezar and Joseph. Customers will also appreciate the large windows into the shop where they can see much of the work as it happens in the shop.
We provide a full complement of services, from minor adjustments to full restoration of antique instruments. Our prices are very competitive and the quality offered is exceptional. For music schools we provide discounted repairs and maintenance. Depending on the needs, we can work at your school or will happily pickup and deliver the instruments at no additional charge.
We also offer emergency services to our affiliated schools. If we cannot fix an instrument for a scheduled concert or event, we will provide an instrument for the event while we complete the repair. School instructors will have our personal phone numbers for such emergencies.