Instrument Repairs

Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Repairs --Done Right

Patience, a steady hand, and attention to detail

Our technicians have more than 50 years of combined experience repairing stringed instruments. We pride ourselves in doing repairs right. We may not always be the cheapest, but our prices are fair with our regular rate for bench work or adjustments being $60/hour (the fact that all of our owners still work daily in the front or back of the store tells you that no one here has retired early!).

Scroll down the page to see a list of our standard repairs and prices (violin bow repairs are at the very bottom of the page).

If you have a broken violin, viola, cello, or double bass in need of repair or restoration, stop by and we’ll be happy to take a look and talk things over with you!

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Scroll down the page to view a list of standard repairs and prices.

Ted's Talks

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How about reading some repair stories as told by Ted?  You can view the whole list of Ted’s Talks. Or you could go directly to: “A Bluegrass Bass Gets a New Lease on Life” or “Let’s talk about Upright Bass Extensions“.

BRIDGE (standard)

Violin: $65

Viola: $75

Cello: $125

Bass: $195
Bass bridge w/metal adjusters: $250
Bass bridge w/ebony adjusters: $300

Bridge (recut)

Violin: $30

Viola: $33

Cello: $35

Bass: $55
Add metal adjusters to bass bridge: $90

French Deluxe Bridge

Violin: $120

Viola: $130

Cello: $200

Bass: $300

Crack Repair (cracked violin, viola, cello, or upright bass)

$20 per inch. Or stop by our workshop for a custom quote.

Crack Repair (without top removal) per crack

Violin: $40+

Viola: $45+

Cello: $70+

Bass: $85+

Crack Repair (with top removal)

Always a custom quote. Give us a call—or better yet, stop by our workshop so our technicians can look at your instrument.

Pegs (Ebony Set)

Violin: $95

Viola: $100

Cello: $165

Pegs (Carved Set)

Violin: $120+

Viola: $130+

Cello: $200+

Bass: $950 (Rubner machines)

Bass Tuner Pins

Per pin: $20

Peg Bushing (all work)

Violin: $100 each

Viola: $110 each

Cello: $148 each

Bass: $169 each

New Block

Violin: $250

Viola: $265

Cello: $385

Bass: $400

Soundpost

Violin: $45

Viola: $47

Cello: $55

Bass: $75

Soundpost Patch (all work)

Violin: $800

Viola: $950

Cello: $1,300

Bass: $1,700

Nut/Saddle

Replace:

Violin: $58-75

Viola: $63-82

Cello: $82-100

Bass: $120-130

Recut:

Violin: $30

Viola: $35

Cello: $45

Bass: $65

Reglue:

Violin: $15

Viola: $15

Cello: $18

Bass: $26

Tailgut

Replace:

Violin: $18

Viola: $18

Cello: $28

Bass: $39

Glue Seam

Each instrument: $10 per inch.

Violin: $20+

Viola: $22+

Cello: $30+

Bass: $40+

New Corner

Violin: $260+

Viola: $280+

Cello: $320+

Bass: $380+

New Edge

Violin: $160+

Viola: $180+

Cello: $220+

Bass: $260+

Endpin/Endbutton

Violin: $26

Viola: $29

Cello: $70

Bass: $90

Gotz, ULSA

Cello: $140

Bass: $180

Fingerboard

Replace:

Violin: $400+

Viola: $440+

Cello: $600+

Bass: $900+

Reglue:

Violin: $70

Viola: $75

Cello: $125

Bass: $190

“Dress”:

Violin: $65

Viola: $75

Cello: $125

Bass: $220

Neck

Reglue:

Violin: $125
Viola: $135
Cello: $250
Bass: $350

Reset:

Violin/Viola/Cello/Bass: quote

Broken Heel:

Violin: $350
Viola: $370
Cello: $530
Bass: $760

Without Fingerboard Removal:

Violin: n/a
Viola: n/a
Cello: $275
Bass: $425

Neck Graft:

Violin: $1,600
Viola: $1,700
Cello: $2,000
Bass: $3,500

Clean and Polish

Violin: $50+

Viola: $60+

Cello: $150+

Bass: $220+

Touch-Up

Violin: $80+

Viola: $90+

Cello: request

Bass: request

New Bass Bar (All Work)

Violin: $650+

Viola: $700+

Cello: $1,100+

Bass: $1,500+

Gated Extension, With Installation

Violin/Viola/Cello: n/a

Bass: $1,300

Wittner Tailpiece, With Installation

Violin: $35

Viola: $37

Cello: $55

Bass: n/a

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Violin Bow Repair

Bow Rehairing

Violin: $50
Viola: $55
Cello: $60
Bass: $65

Salt ‘n’ pepper: add $8

Tighten Bow Hair

Violin: $22

Viola: $24

Cello: $26

Bass: $29

New Thumbgrip (leather)

Violin: $55

Viola: $60

Cello: $70

Bass: $88

German Silver Winding

Violin: $85

Viola: $90

Cello: $99

Bass: $120

Sterling Silver Winding

Violin: $100

Viola: $110

Cello: $130

Bass: $160

Rubber

Violin: $9

Viola: $12

Cello: $14

Bass: $16

Tip, Plastic or Bone

Violin: $65 (bone: $120)

Viola: $69 (bone: $125)

Cello: $74 (bone: $130)

Bass: $79 (bone: $155)

Frog Eyelet

Violin: $20

Viola: $20

Cello: $25

Bass: $29

New Slide

Violin: $75

Viola: $78

Cello: $89

Bass: $99

New Bow Screw

Violin: $50+

Viola: $54+

Cello: $66+

Bass: $76+

Broken Bowhead

Violin: $190

Viola: $190

Cello: $195

Bass: $220

Straighten or Re-camber

Violin: $68

Viola: $72

Cello: $90

Bass: $120

Don’t be shy! If you have a question, ask us!

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