Bowed String Instruments - Servicing, Repairs & Restoration
All repair, restoration, re-hair and servicing is carried out by our own luthiers in our workshops at Tunbridge Wells.
So much more than just 'keeping in-tune'
Keeping your bow, violin, viola, cello or double-bass in tip-top condition is essential if you are to maintain the best possible results from your playing.
After all, like a car, it may keep going for some time without care, but the performance and efficiency will drop... very often without realising!
Why regular servicing?
Your instrument's performance can be affected by many factors. A build-up of dirt and rosin on the soundboard can alter tone production as well as spoil the aesthetic appearance of your precious instrument. String condition can have a marked impact on both tone production and intonation. Wear on the fingerboard can likewise impact on intonation, particularly when double stopping.
If you find yourself leaving your instrument un-played for extended periods, seams can often come un-glued and previously repaired cracks can re-open. This can occur whatever the atmospheric conditions the instrument is stored in and should be rectified as soon as possible to prevent seriously compromising both tone and structural integrity.
By having your violin, viola, cello or double-bass regularly checked and cleaned by one of our luthiers (we recommend at least once per year), you can help minimise these potential issues and maintain it in optimal playing condition.
How much does it cost?
As pricing will depend on the instrument and the quality of strings or bow-hair to be used, each quote is customised to your specific instrument.
Please contact our Bowed String Workshop 01892 559319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry or a booking.
Bowed String Repairs
Our in-house luthiers and experts offer a wide variety of repair and maintenance options for Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass.
As requirements and works will vary by instrument, please contact us for an assessment and quotation.
Full quotations for repairs and works on viewing only.
Bowed String Repairs – New Haw
If our Addlestone / New Haw is your nearest shop, then you can drop your instrument here. We will get it to the workshop at Tunbridge Wells and have it delivered back, ready for you to pick up when ready.
You should still contact our Bowed-String Service on 01892 559319 or email us to discuss any work required and to book your instrument in.