Repair

Appraisals

  • Verbal
  • Written
  • Instrument, Bow, or Case

Bow Restoration

  • Bow Re-hairs
  • Bow Re-Cambering
  • New Front & Rear Leather Grips
  • New Sterling Silver Wire Grip
  • Bow Tip Head Plate Replacement
  • Bow Tip Splines
  • Frog Crack Restoration
  • Frog Under-Slide Replacement
  • Frog Pearl Slide Replacement
  • Frog Pearl Eye Replacement
  • Eyelet & End Screw Replacement

Professional bridge

  • All New Bridge Installation
  • Electronic Pick-Up Installation

Sound Posts

  • Sound Post Adjustment
  • New Sound Posts

Pegs

  • Peg Adjustment, Doping, & Alignment
  • New Peg Fitting & Bushing
  • Perfection Peg Installation

Neck Related Repair

  • Fingerboard Straightening
  • New Nut or Saddle Installation
  • Nut Reshaping
  • New Fingerboard Installation
  • Neck Resets
  • Block Replacements
  • Neck wedge Installation
  • Neck Reset, or Re-Angle
  • Scroll Grafting

Cosmetic Work

  • French Polishing
  • Cosmetic Varnishing
  • Touch Up
  • Re-Coloring

Tops & Backs

  • Seam Cracks
  • Complete Plate Restoration: Doubling, Corner Grafts, Edge Grafts, Purfling Repair
  • Sound Post Patches
  • Through Patches
  • Bass bar Cracks
  • Doubling
  • Cleats
  • Top or Back Plate Crack Restoration With Inlay Cleats
  • Reshaping Sunken Tops & Backs

Ribs

  • Shortening Ribs
  • Crack mending and Strap Bracing Installation

Instrument, Bow, & String Choice Consultation

  • Custom String Choice Consultation
  • Instrument Choice & Matching Consultation

Tonal Enhancement

  • Re-graduation of Top & Back Plates
  • New Bass Bar Installation

End Pins

  • New End Pin Installation
  • Endpin Re-Angled
  • Endpin Bushing

How to Ship


Packing the Bridge

For Violins, violas, and cellos it is important to prepare the instrument for shipping by “packing the bridge.” In order to do this you will need paper towels and masking tape. Leave the strings tuned. Repeat. Do not loosen the strings!

First take a paper towel and cut it in half. Fold one of the towel halves into a strip about an inch wide and place between the end of the fingerboard and the strings a shown in in picture #1. Now fold towel after the fingerboard and bring both ends over the top of the strings and tape securely. Picture #2. Take the other towel half and fold it into a strip about 2 inches wide. Wrap the towel around the tailpiece and tape as shown in picture #2. Now take a whole towel and fold it into a strip about 2 inches wide, and then starting at one end roll the strip up into a “cinnamon roll” shape, and carefully place between the bridge and the fingerboard as shown in picture #3. Repeat the previous step with a half piece of towel and place between the tailpiece and bridge.

For cellos you may need bigger rolls to pack the bridge.

This will keep the bridge from falling during shipping.

Packing the instrument

It is always best to ship your instrument in its case, packed safely in a sturdy cardboard box. Make sure that the case is completely surrounded by at least 2 inches of foam, newspaper, or bubble wrap. Also make sure that the case cannot move within the box. Ship the instrument with adequate insurance. It is best to ship the instrument 2nd day air if possible to prevent exposure to long periods of too hot or too cold temperatures.

If you cannot ship the instrument in a case, make sure that it is sealed in a watertight bag and packed in a sturdy cardboard or wooden box surrounded by at least 4 inches of foam.