A Continuing Tradition...
Andres Bautista - Owner/Operator
Carrying on the tradition of precision and excellence set over 100 years ago by J.C. Deagan & Gilberto Serna
Century Mallet Instrument Service was founded in 1980 by master tuner Gilberto Serna. Located in the same building that J.C. Deagan, Inc. occupied for nearly 100 years, the company has many connections to its historic predecessor.
Gilberto worked for J.C. Deagan for over 15 years and was trained by its very own master tuners. He founded Century Mallet Instrument Service in the original building, with machinery, tuning instruments, and tools purchased from Deagan.
Since that time, Century Mallet Instrument Service has continued to provide quality repairs and tuning for mallet percussion instruments.
After a quarter of a century and countless satisfied customers, our commitment remains to provide unsurpassed service for all keyboard percussion owners, from the student to the symphonic professional.
The future looks bright for this pioneering company, as Andres Bautista is poised to carry on the master work that Gilberto Serna started.
Some of Our Customers
New York Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Ray Cooper of Elton John
NY Metropolitan Opera
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Bolling Air Force Band
Manhattan School of Music
Julliard School of Music
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cleveland Institute of Music