Bros Violin offers minor and major restoration services for violins,
violas, and cellos. Our general shop charge is $80 per hour. Depending
on what needs to be accomplished, costs can run as little as $20
or move into several hundred dollars depending on what repairs are
necessary. Simple instrument set up, including new bridge, strings,
and soundpost adjustment typically comes to around $200-300.
Soundpost installation or adjustment
Peg doping or soaping
Nut replacement or adjustment
Tailpiece adjusters or tailwire installation
Instrument cleaning and polishing
restoration work, which usually involves removing the top to re-glue
and cleat cracks, can amount to more than $600 for a violin and
$900 for a cello. In order to give you an accurate estimate of repair
costs we need to assess the instrument in the shop first.
Please call to schedule an appointment.
This fall we completed a major restoration on a 200 year old violin.
The owner was extremely pleased and has offered to give information
about the work done on his instrument and how it came out. This
information may be obtained by calling us at 303-776-0091. Also,
please view the photographs of work we have done previously.
As a general policy, we believe in conservation first, and would
only recommend refinishing in cases where instruments are badly
damaged. We use real varnish finishes that allow an instrument to
breathe (air and humidity). We do not use any polyurethanes. We
also recommend our particular shop polish as it adds a light protection
and helps to keep instruments humidified.