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Below you will find a menu of my instrument and bow maintenance, restoration, and repair and rehair services. Feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions at all about my services. I have been a luthier since 2000 and work out of my small shop in Goleta, CA. I typically work on instruments from the local area, but if you are willing to have it shipped both ways and pay for that, I will consider working on instruments from out of the area. If you need to send in a bow for repair or rehair, see my article on how to ship a bow.

All numbers are estimates. If additional work is required due to problems with your bow, our shop hourly rate of $120 will apply.

Cello Repairs
Bow Rehairs Violin, viola, cello, and bass rehairs
Frog Restoration and Repair
Stick Restoration
Thumb Leather Replacement
Tip Repairs
Eyelet, Screw, and Button Repairs

Cello Repairs and Adjustments
Change Strings $7 per string
Instrument Setup Charge - includes consultation, and any modifications not included in other charges, such as swapping out tailpieces, improving peg function, changing endpins, etc. $60
Install PegHeds

See all our Perfection Pegs for both Cello and Violin/Viola

Replace Fingerboard tbd @$500
Fingerboard Planing $150 for full fingerboard

$75 for partial

Reglue Fingerboard $75
Seam Repair $5/inch
Reset Sound Post / New Sound Post $20 / $50
Adjust Bridge Height $25
Straighten Warped Bridge $45
Fit New Bridge starting at $300
Bridge Parchments $10




For Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass bows

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I offer professional rehairing for violin, viola, cello, and bass bows, plus a variety of different repairs for all bows. If you have questions about my repair or rehair services, please feel free to use the form below to email me.

Bow Rehairs
Violin, Viola & Cello bows starting at $80
Bass bows starting at $90
Shorten Hair (any bow) $20
Color Bow Hair - All Instruments! starting at 105


Replace Bow Winding
Nickel/Silver $135
2-3 Color Silk Winding $170
Sterling Silver - Violin/Viola $155
Sterling Silver - Cello $160
Sterling Silver - Bass $180
Gold - All Bows - Starts at $285
Thin Leather Wrap instead of winding $135
Tighten and Re-solder Silver Winding $20

Frog Repair and Restoration
Rebuild Frog price depends on repair needed
Repair Chips $70
Frog Liner $150 (Silver) $200 (Gold)
Heel Plate $100 (Square) $150 (Round)
New Abalone Slide $200
New Mother of Pearl Eye $80
New Ferrule $300
StringVision Bow Grip $10

Stick Restoration
Thumb Wear on Stick - Restoration $100
Straighten Slight Bend $45
Spline Repair of Bow Head $150
Bush End of Stick $80
Repair Broken Stick depends

Replace Worn Thumb Leather
Replace Thumb Leather starting at $60
Replace Only Leather Band that secures Winding starting at $35
Leather selection: Kid in black and brown, lizard in black and brown, soft leather in black or brown, varigated black and brown soft leather, snake in black, and bullfrog in brown!


Repair/Replace Tip Plate
Repair only the tip of tip plate
inexpensive fix for inexpensive bows
Replace Tip Plate - Plastic $40
Replace Tip Plate - Artificial Ivory $75
Replace Tip Plate - Bone $100
Replace Tip Plate - Mammoth Ivory $150
Replace Tip Plate - Sterling Silver $200
Replace Tip Plate - Gold $400


Bow Eyelet, Screw, and Button Repairs
Replace Stripped Brass Eyelet $25
Replace Tightening Screw $20
Button Repair $40
Bush Eyelet in Frog $50

All numbers are estimates. If additional work is required due to problems with your bow, our shop hourly rate of $120 will apply.