Common Repairs Price List

 

We do all orchestral string instrument and bow repairs, from the simple to the complex.  Listed below are some of our more common repairs. We also do complete restorations. You're always welcome to give us a call with questions or simply bring your instrument or bow in for a quote!

If you live remotely you can ship the instrument to us for repair, contact us for more details.

Bridges

*Standard replacements are Aubert #5

Adjustment ................................  $35

Violin/Viola ...............................  $55

Cello .............................................  $98

Double Bass (Standard)…………….  $140

Double Bass (Adjustable)…………….  $210

Superior Upgrade .................  +$12-$15+

Soundposts

If your instrument isn't sounding like you want it to, adjusting or replacing the soundpost can make a world of difference.

 Adjustment/Setting ........................  $35

*Replacement:

 Violin/Viola ..............................  $78

 Cello/Bass ..................................  $90

Bows

Rehair Violin/Viola ................................  $55

Rehair Cello ….……………………..  $58

Rehair Bass ………………………..  $68

Wedge Replacement ............................... $14

Tip Bone/Plastic ................................  $49

Tip Fossilized Mastodon ........................  $77

Wrap Silver ......................................  $77

Wrap "Whale Bone" ..............................  $68

Wrap Silk .....................................  $64

Leather Replacement ............................  $46

Lead Weight w/Leather Replace .................... $56

Screw Replacement ...............................  $22

Eyelet w/Bushing ................................  $54

Eyelet w/o Bushing ...............................  $33

Broken Stick Wrap “Cast ...............................  $55

Head Spline Break .................................  $99

Slide Replacement .............  $75 (abalone) - $95 (stone)

Bow Camber .............................  $20 - $90 (time-based)

Fingerboard, Saddle, Nut

*Fingerboard repairs:

 Violin/Viola replaced .......................  $165

 Cello replaced .....................................  $385

 Double Bass .........................  Estimate Required

 Replane .................................................  $86

 Reglue ...................................................  $76

*Saddle repairs:

 Replace .................................................  $76

 Reglue ...................................................  $32

*Nut repairs:

 Replace .................................................  $64

 Adjust ...................................................  $32

 Reglue ...................................................  $32

Fittings

Fine Tuners, Pegs, Tailpiece, End-Button

 Fine Tuners Installed ........  $8-$12 Each

*Pegs:

 Replace Violin/Viola ........  $20-$26 Each

 Replacement Cello ............  $39-$48 Each

 Bushing Violin/Viola ................ $105 Total all 4

 Bushing Cello ................... $118 Total all 4

*New Tailpiece:

 Violin/Viola ...............................  $39

 Cello  ............................................  $58

 Double Bass ........................  Estimate Required

*Tailpiece Installation w/ New Nylon

 Violin ...........................................  $21

 Cello .............................................  $26

*End Button:

 Standard .....................................  $25

 Custom ...................................  Estimate

 

Cracks/Open Seams

If your instrument has a crack or open seam it can be a simple repair or can be more complex. Feel free to bring your instrument in for a quote, but these prices will give you an idea of what those repairs can cost.

 Open Seam Repair .......................  $35 - $50 per

 Crack Repair through F-hole ..  $72

 Cleats on top seams ....................  $17 Each

 Sound Post Crack Veneer Repair:

 Violin/Viola ....................................  $125

 Cello ..................................................  $165

 Sound Post Patch (requires Top Removal):

 Violin/Viola ....................................  $125 + $220

 Cello ..................................................  $165 + $490

 Bass ......................................  Estimate Required

*Top Removal and Replacement:

 Violin/Viola  ....................................  $220

 Cello ...................................................  $490

 Double Bass .....................................  $860

Necks, Blocks, Bass Bars

*Necks:

 Reset (w/o Pin) ............................................  $105

 w/Pin & Fingerboard Removal  .............  $165

 Replaced with new blank neck ..............  $286

*Blocks:

 Resetting end block ....................................  $89

 Resetting ribs to end block ......................  $40

*Bass Bar replacement (requires top removal):

 Violin/Viola......................................  $245 + $220

 Cello .................................................  $285 + $490

 Double Bass .............  Estimate Required +$860

Touch ups, Cleaning, Etc

If your instrument has caked-on gunk or any bare wood showing, it may be time for some cleaning or touch-ups! Bring your instrument in for an estimate.

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