Restoration&Repair

bow rehairsBow Re-hairs: I have premiere bow hair currently in the shop . It is strong, resilient and grabs well even when playing softly. Come in for an excellent bow re-hair.

 

 

 

violin bridge cuttingBridges cutting: Professional and student bridges carved. All bridges are cut to the correct height and curvature. Feet fit well and the bridge is planed to the correct thickness. Want to steam a warped bridge instead of having it replaced? Let me look at the bridge to see if that will work for your instrument.

 

 

adjusting sound postSound posts adjustment:  Do you know that sound post placement is crucial to a beautiful sounding instrument? If you’re not satisfied with the sound of your instrument let me have a look  if the post is in the correct place and fits well.

 

 

double bass neck resetsNeck resets: Broken necks can be a huge problem, but don’t panic because a broken neck can often be easily fixed. I also do more extensive work if needed on professional instruments.

 

 

 

violin pegs fittingPegs fitting: Having a difficult time tuning? Bring me your instrument  and I can check if there is a simple solution or if a peg needs to be replaced. Remember that violin pegs are friction pegs and they need to be pushed in while tuning. Also, during the year the humidity  varies and pegs tend to pop out or get stuck. Sometimes peg lubricant application or removal is all you need to solve the problem.

 

violin viola cello double bass crack repairsCracks repair: I take tops off in order to properly glue and repair cracks. I can also glue a crack without taking the top off for budget instruments. Immediately loosen the tension on your strings if you see a crack on the top of your instrument. Is your violin sounding weird? Check to see if there are any open seams. An open seam can have a profound effect on the sound of your instrument and can be perfectly repaired.

 

violin viola cello double bass fingerboard planningFingerboard planing: although ebony is very dense wood, your fingerboard will eventually show signs of wear from playing. Grooves may develop from string friction or small bumps may appear near the finger positions. These fingerboard irregularities can be eliminated by planing (“dressing”) the board. Occasionally, very worn or warped fingerboards need to be replaced. Having a new fingerboard installed on your instrument will not affect its value but it can improve intonation and playability.