from a mechanical mind, a creative dream...
In 1999, Hank Hartman found himself without an opportunity to continue applying his heavy machinery skills to his lengthy experience on the North Slope. Hank's previous service in the United States Air Force as a musician had left him with a passion for music and a drive to provide the means for other musicians in the Matanuska Valley to pursue those passions. With that spark, and his time as a musical repair technician in his adolescence, Hank and his wife Ana opened up Matanuska Music in Wasilla, Alaska.
A DYNAMIC AND ENRICHING SHOPPING EXPERIENCE...
Our staff is committed to providing an enriching experience through knowledgeable and friendly service. Our sales associates are hired from the plentiful pool of professional local musicians, who apply their combined decades of experience to ensure that our customers receive the same level of knowledge and efficient service that the Matanuska Valley has grown accustomed to.
Our technicians have over 40 years of combined experience in instrument repair and are professionally trained members of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians [N.A.P.B.I.R.T.]. We maintain current certifications in Fretted Instrument and Amplifier Repair through a number of fretted instrument manufacturers, including Fender, Jackson, and Gretsch products. Every instrument brought to us receives a thorough evaluation and a recommendation of services to restore the instrument to its maximum potential. We provide the finishing touches on our repair services by thoroughly play-testing the instrument, and providing a polished finish that will lead you to believe that your instrument has been returned to you after a relaxing weekend at the Musical Instrument Spa & Resort*
*It should be noted that the Musical Instrument Spa & Resort is a fictitious place, but we are working on the trademark rights as a proper reflection of our repair process.
A Pool of Knowledge
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to provide a practical approach to help you maximize your potential with your musical endeavors. We offer a wide selection of musical instruments, professional audio equipment, and accessories to get you up and running and keep you up and running. Have any questions? Stop on by for a chat or give us a ring! We'll be happy to answer any and all questions you may have to the best of our ability.