Mark's West Side Guitar Repair

Mark's West Side Guitar Repair

Continuing in the tradition of his mentor, Charlie Brewer, Mark is offering his skills at guitar set-up and repair in the Joliet area.

Message him to arrange for a pick-up today! Having apprenticed under the great Charlie Brewer from 2007 until his untimely passing in 2018, Mark has been bringing the Joliet area the same level of service on guitar set-ups and repairs that they have come to expect from Charlie himself. Email Mark with your contact info and he will arrange a time to meet you to pick up your gear and go over whatever services you are looking to have done to your axe! Basic set-ups start at $40

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 06/11/2022

Too funny! 😂🤣

End of an Era 05/07/2020

End of an Era

Mark's West Side Guitar Repair - Events 26/06/2020

Tomorrow is our last day! We don't want to pack up and move anything! Come on out and save HUGE on everything that is left. We even have two pianos, a spinet and an upright, that are FREE to anyone that wants to move them!

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Photos from Providence Catholic High School - Charlie Celtic's post 03/06/2020

As we close out one chapter in our history, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone that has supported our dream of bringing the best quality lesson program, repair services, and musical gear to the Joliet area these past 13 years. We take our students and their family's health and well being very seriously and have had to make the difficult decision to vacate our location at 1009 W Jefferson St.
Mark will continue setting up and repairing guitars on the side in the tradition of his great mentor Charlie Brewer. Message him here or email [email protected] for more information.

Graduate Together 2020 13/05/2020

If you have a student graduating this year, like we do, tune in this Saturday for a special televised event.

Graduate Together 2020 America honors the class of 2020

Timeline photos 08/04/2020

D’Addario’s engineering team has found a way to transform Evans G2 drumheads into protective face shields for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to be in production by April 27th and to quickly ramp up to a capacity of 100,000 face shields per week.

We plan to manufacture these shields as long as they’re needed in NY or anywhere around the globe. We’ve watched the incredible efforts of our healthcare and essential services workers all across the world with great admiration. While we cannot match the immeasurable efforts of these selfless heroes, we feel an immense responsibility to do our part in overcoming this crisis.

We called this Project Excelsior after the New York State Motto, which means “Ever Upward” because it captured the extraordinary determination and can-do spirit of our small team of engineers and product designers. It also typifies our music company’s current credo during the crisis: .


Hope everyone is staying safe and keeping healthy. We are continuing our private lessons via various internet conferencing platforms, so if you are interested in continuing or even starting music lessons, message us or drop an email to [email protected] and we will get you set up!

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We here at West Side Music Center have always cared deeply about our students and their families health and safety and had planned on making this announcement long before the Governor made it an official State mandate! After 4pm today we will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.
In the meantime, our instructors will be reaching out to each of their students to arrange on-line lessons to finish out March lessons. We will revisit this in April for those of you that would like to continue in this way.
For anyone that was looking to start lessons, please message us here or email us at [email protected] so we can get you set up with one of our instructors.
We wish everyone all the best during these unprecedented times and look forward to seeing you all again very soon!
"If music be the food of love... PLAY ON!"


For orchestra instruments, please read the attached pic for tips on cleaning.


Okay, Spring is around the corner. Summer gigs are going to get booked. Get you guitar or bass ready. Mark is bored and needs work.

Photos from Kofi Baker's post 22/02/2020

Friend of West Side Music Center, Kofi Baker, recently took the stage with Eric Clapton & company at a tribute concert to his dad, Ginger Baker! We will never forget the two incredible drum clinics Kofi put on in our humble store!


RIP to the Professor...

Timeline photos 01/01/2020

Happy New Year West Siders!
Thank you for another great year!


Merry Christmas!


"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration." - Nikola Tesla


Very interesting way of looking at it!! (y)


Steve Vai

Photos from Mark's West Side Guitar Repair's post 09/11/2019

Just Arrived!!!
Meinl Complete Cajon Drum Set w/Bass Drum Pedal, Pearl Mini-Snare and Meinl Hi-Hats
2 - Meinl mountable Cajon Snare Drums
1 - Meinl Timbale
2 - LP Mini Timbales
Full Set of Zildjian Low Volume Cymbals
Accessory Tray, 3 sets of bamboo rod sticks, Cymbal Stands with accessory mounts, Gig Bags, and Drummer's Rug

Only used at ONE gig!!!!


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