Salazar Fine Tuning. For the discriminating ear.

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“John is truly a virtuoso of Marimba Tuning.”
- Jack Van Geem
Principal Percussionist (Emeritus), San Francisco Symphony
Percussion Chair of San Francisco Conservatory
Colburn Conservatory of Music

Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone and Orchestra Bells Tuning

  • All Makes, Models and Ages
  • All Tuning Styles and Techniques
  • All Tuning Standards and Systems
  • A442 to A440 Conversions (and vice-versa)
  • Dissonance Reduction or Elimination
  • Tuned in stable climate-controlled environment

Vintage Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone and Bells Restoration

  • Retuning
  • Refinishing
  • Replating
  • Repair

Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone and Bells Keyboard and Individual Bar Replacement

  • Premium Aged Honduras Rosewood
  • Select African Padouk
  • Synthetic Marimba and Xylophone Bars
  • High-Resonance Aluminum Alloy for Vibraphones
  • High Carbon Steel for Orchestra Bells

After-Market Modifications

  • Bass Range Extensions
  • Parts and Component Repair, Replacement and Modification

Salazar Fine Tuning gives your Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone and Orchestra Bells the care and attention they deserve – Revitalizing sound and Restoring beauty.

Over a decade of creating the keyboards for one of the world's foremost Marimba companies has kept Master Tuner and Restoration Specialist John Salazar attuned to the needs of the finest Universities, Orchestras, and Keyboard Percussionists worldwide.

Salazar, former Chief Tuner for Marimba One Inc., has extensive experience with every facet of Marimba production including the selection, grading and milling of Rosewood stock, all phases of Tuning and Customization, and the final listening test of each marimba prior to shipment.

Salazar has contributed to the enhancement of todays concert marimba sound enjoyed by discriminating percussionists throughout the world.

           John Salazar

Committed to the potential of each individual keyboard — the heart and soul of your instrument.

John Salazar

“When it comes to the tuning of my marimba bars, I am most discriminating. They have to be done right or else. Whether it's retuning your old set, or making new bars, I respect John's work highly.”
- Dr. David P. Eyler
Director of Percussion Studies
Director of Concordia Marimba Choir
Concordia College-Moorhead, Minnesota

Salazar Fine Tuning
1051 Samoa Boulevard
Arcata, California
95521 - USA

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