Instruments need to be serviced regularly to keep them in good playing order. It is important to identify possible minor problems early so that they can be dealt with promptly, and not allowed to develop into bigger and costlier repairs later.

Typical servicing procedures:

  • Tonal adjustments.

  • Cleaning and polishing.

  • Gluing of open seams.

  • Varnish retouching.

  • Peg refitting.

  • Fingerboard shooting.

Supplying and fitting of the following:

  • New set of pegs.

  • First or second quality bridge.

  • New sound post.

  • New fingerboard.

  • New ebony top nut.

  • New tailpiece.

  • New tailgut.

Repair and Restoration

It is important that instrument servicing, repair and restoration be carried out by a properly qualified and experienced technician, and that the integrity of the instrument is respected and not compromised. Only appropriate methods and materials should be employed to ensure successful, stable and reversible repairs, always preserving where possible original wood and varnish.

Typical repair and restoration procedures:

  • Crack repairs (including studding and / or patching as necessary).
  • Peg bushing.

  • Neck re-setting (re-elevating / re-aligning).

  • Neck bending (to adjust elevation).

  • Shim below fingerboard (to adjust elevation).

  • Neck graft, & Neck break (glued and doweled).

  • Button graft, Button crown, & Button patch (doubling).

  • Edging, & Half edging.

  • Replacement corner.

  • Varnish work.

Instruments may also be viewed at

  • Stringers of Edinburgh
    7 York Place
    EH1 3EB

  • +44 131 557 5432

  • Bridgewood & Neitzert
    146 Stoke Newington Church Street

  • +44 20 7249 9398