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"My vintage Leedy xylophone was rescued from the junk pile and is now in mint condition thanks to the expert restoration by Salazar Fine Tuning. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail brought this historic instrument back to life and the concert stage where it belongs."

James Campbell
Professor of Percussion
University of Kentucky

The following projects depict the craftsmanship your instrument will receive from Salazar Fine Tuning.

- Contact us today to include your Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone or Orchestra Bells in our Gallery -

Leedy #922 Xylophone
Leedy #922 3.5 octave Solo-Tone Xylophone
George Hamilton Green Model

This instrument, originally manufactured in the mid 1920's, was actually found buried in the back of a barn before being rescued for refurbishment. Time had taken its toll - rust, tarnish, and corrosion had eaten away on all the metal frame components. Chipped paint, bent bar posts, worn felt strips, and missing keys were among this instrument's many issues.

Leedy #992 Xylophone - Before Restoration Leedy #992 Xylophone - After Restoration
  • Original gold lacquer had worn off on all metal frame parts.
  • Brass resonators heavily tarnished.
  • Rusted steel hardware.
  • End pieces are Gold-plated.
  • Frame and resonator straps are Nickel-plated.
  • Wood rails are stained/refinished.
  • Resonators are buffed and polished to original luster.
Leedy #992 Xylophone bars Leedy #992 Xylophone frame
  • Left side Refurbished.
  • Right side Refurbished.
  • New felt, plated bar posts, insulators, and plated frame hardware.

Deagan #52B Marimba
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Before: After:
Deagan #52 Marimba Deagan #52 Marimba Tuning
Deagan #52 Marimba Bass end Deagan #52 Marimba Bass
Deagan #52 Marimba side view Deagan #52 Marimba side - after
Deagan #52 marimba logo Deagan #52 Marimba logo - after
Deagan #52 Marimba badge Deagan #52 marimba badge - after
Deagan #52 marimba bass bars Deagan #52 marimba bass bars - after

Deagan #4724 Marimba-Xylophone
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Before: After:
Deagan #4724 marimba xylophone - before Deagan #4724 Marimba-Xylophone
Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone end Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone end - after
Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone resonators Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone resonators - after
Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone treble end Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone treble end -after
Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone bass end Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone bass end- after
Deagan 4724 marimba xylophone Y adaptor Deagan 4724 Y adaptor - after

Deagan #590 "Imperial Nocturne" Vibraphone
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Before: After:
Deagan #590 Vibraphone
Deagan 590 Vibraphone treble end Deagan 590 treble end - after
Deagan 590 Vibraphone bass end Deagan #590 Vibraphone bass end - after
Deagan 590 vibraphone audience Deagan 590 vibraphone audience - after

Customized Musser M55 "Pro Vibe" Vibraphone
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Before: After:
Musser M55 Vibraphone Joe Locke Customized Musser M55 Vibraphone
Musser M55 vibraphone - player side Musser M55 vibraphone player side - after
Musser M55 vibraphone treble end Musser M55 vibraphone treble end - after
Musser M55 vibraphone high end Musser M55 vibraphone high end - after
Musser M55 vibraphone bass headboard Musser M55 vibraphone bass headboard - after

Deagan #40 Marimba
“Diana”

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Before: After:
Deagan #40 marimba - before Deagan #40 Marimba
Deagan #40 marimba bass end Deagan #40 marimba bass end - after
Deagan #40 marimba bar Deagan #40 marimba bar - after
Deagan #40 marimba treble end Deagan #40 marimba treble end - after
Deagan #40 marimba player side Deagan #40 marimba player side - after

Deagan #102 Song Bells
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Deagan #102 Song Bells - After
Before: After:
Deagan 102 song bells treble end Deagan #102 Song Bells treble end - after
Deagan #102 Song bells overhead Deagan #102 Song bells overhead - after
Deagan #102 Song Bells resonators Deagan #102 Song Bells resonators - after

Custom Orchestra Bells Replacement Cases
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Old Folding Case: New Custom Case:
Custom Bells Case
Custom Glock Case Custom Glock Case

Old Folding Case: New Custom Case:
Round Top Bells Case

Musser M51 Kelon Xylophone Keyboard

Synthetic Bar Tuning and Refinishing

Musser M51 Kelon Xylophone - Before Musser M51 Xylophone - After
  • This keyboard needed Repairs, Refinishing, and Tuning.
  • Note the pitch values carved into the keys.
  • Same keyboard, Repaired, Refinished and Tuned

Deagan Special #1532 Orchestra Bells

Bells and Case Refurbishment

Deagan Orchestra Bells - Before Deagan Orchestra Bells - After
  • Original plating had flaked off.
  • Oak case and hardware in need of Repair and Refinishing.
  • Keys and case hardware Replated.
  • Keys Tuned.
  • New felt, cord, and bar posts.
  • Case Repaired and Refinished.
Deagan Orchestra Bells Deagan Orchestra Bells

Musser M250 Concert Grand Marimba
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Before: After:
Musser M250 Marimba
Musser Resonators Before Musser Resonators After
Musser Marimba Treble End before Musser Marimba Treble End after
Musser Marimba Keys before Musser Marimba keys after

Deagan #352 Marimba
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Deagan #352 Marimba - After
Before: After:
Deagan #352 marimba audience side Deagan #352 marimba audience side - after
Deagan #352 marimba rusted caster Deagan #352 marimba caster - after
Deagan #352 logo badge Deagan #352 logo badge - after
Deagan #352 marimba key-beds Deagan #352 marimba key-beds - after
Deagan #352 marimba resonators Deagan #352 marimba resonators - after
Deagan #352 marimba treble end Deagan #352 marimba treble end - after
Deagan #352 marimba Y adaptor Deagan #352 marimba Y adaptor - after

Deagan #844 Xylophone
“Drummer's Special”

Deagan #844 Xylophone
  • Keys and oak frame Refinished and Tuned.
  • Key-beds with new felt, insulators, replated end pieces.
  • Tubular frame and resonators buffed and polished.




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