Bowed Stringed Instrument Repairs

Our proximity to major orchestras and music schools - Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, etc. - has resulted in considerable demand for high-quality instrument and bow repairs as well as bow rehairs. We have risen to the challenge by providing outstanding service at a very reasonable price.

Peter Zaret performing a delicate instrument repair

  • Sound-post setting
  • Fingerboard shaping
  • Eliminating buzzing or vibration
  • Bow rehair and repair
  • Repairing cracks or breaks

Our staff of highly-skilled craftsmen take great care and pride in every job, whether it's a painstaking restoration or the routine repair of a student instrument.

Instruments Repaired According to Their Value

We are very careful to suit the repair to the value of the instrument. In other words, we don’t do a $1,000 repair job on a $300 violin. There are many practical ways to handle repairs that work well and we’ll provide the options for you to review. In many cases, rehairs, small repairs, and minor adjustments can be done while you wait.

Proper Set-Up for E-bay & Amazon Violins

Violins purchased from E-bay and Amazon are often shipped without a correct set-up. We will set them up and put them in playing condition for $25-$75, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done.

You Can Trust Our Craftsmen With Your Stringed Instrument Repairs

Stringed instruments are delicate and complex. They should never be entrusted to people who are not well-qualified to make adjustments or perform repairs. You can be confident that if you entrust your instrument or bow to Peter Zaret and Sons Violins, it will be in good hands.


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