Instrument rental & repair in Honolulu

When it comes to anything musical, chances are, we've got it here at Music Center of Hawaii Inc. We were selected by Honolulu Magazine’s Best Musical Instrument Repair Shop for 2009, which means we have top-notch services. We love bringing joy to Honolulu by providing the means to create music.
Violin and flute with notes

Band and orchestra

If you or your child are interested in joining band or orchestra, but don't have an instrument, our friendly staff will help you pick out the right instrument for you. With our affordable prices, you'll be able to give yourself or your child the gift of music without breaking the bank. These instruments are of great quality too, so you won't have to worry about them breaking down easily.


The MCH repair department was founded with three concepts in mind: fast turnaround, superior work, and fair pricing. In the years that we have been in business, we feel that we have kept to this maxim, all the while improving our tooling and skills. Our string technicians have been trained by some of the best technicians and restorers in the world including Hans Nebel, Boyd Poulsen. We have sought out master repair technicians, luthiers and instrument makers in the United States and abroad who can aide us in improving our technique and introduce us to the most current equipment. In recent years, we have enlisted the aide and advise of Flute Technician and Maker, David Straubinger and Saxophone Technician and Maker, Rheuben Allen and violin maker, Marco Imer Piccinotti.

All of our repairs are done in-house by our expert technicians. Appointments are not required, however, making one will assure you that a technician will be availbale to speak with you about your instrument when you drop by. There is no charge for diagnostics so feel free to bring your instrument down for an estimate on time and price.
Luthier repair violin in his workshop

Our Technicians

Robin Leong - Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Bowed Instruments
Monday - Saturday

Darin Harada
- Harmony Clarinets, Bassoon, Saxophone, Brass
Monday - Friday

Roy Yanagida - Oboe
On Call

Best of Honolulu 2009

The Music Center of Hawaii's repair department was blessed to have been named as best placed to get your musical instrument repaired in Honolulu Magazine's Best Of Honolulu 2009.


If buying an instrument is too expensive, or you just need one for a short period of time, consider renting from our music shop. This can turn out to be an economical way of getting your hands on an instrument without having to commit to owning it. If at any time your instruments break, you can bring it to Music Center of Hawaii Inc, since we have a full-time repair service available.
Violin and flute with notes
All renters must have a valid state ID or driver's license and a credit/debit card which the deposit will be taken from. Two methods of billing can be arranged: 1) mailed invoice to place of residence or 2) automatic billing from a credit/debit card. There is a minimum of a one month lease which ends when you bring the instrument back. Billing commences on the first weekday of the new month, however, the rent is prorated, therefore it does not matter when you begin or end your lease. Please feel free to call us if you have any further questions.

Instruments and Pricing

Instruments Lease Deposit Risk of Loss
Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone $20.00 $40.00 $3.00
All Saxophones $40.00 $80.00 $5.00
Violin & Viola $20.00 $40.00 $3.00
Cello $40.00 $80.00 $5.00

Community programs

We love helping out with the local community! If it's a school, community, or military music program, we have instruments, parts, and accessories available to accommodate any event. If you have any programs or events coming up, just get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do to make everything go perfectly.
Come browse our large selection of instruments!
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