Victoria Violin Repair and Restoration
Professional violin repair and restorations serving Victoria,
Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in violin,
cello, double bass, appraisals, bows re-haired and sales and service.
Victoria Violin Repair services include;
replacing strings, dressing pegs, fitting new pegs,
peg box cracks, reaming peg holes, peg hole bushings, broken scroll,
replacing double bass tuning machines, dressing or replacing nut,
dressing or replacing fingerboard, broken necks, resetting necks,
neck block cracks, replacing neck-block, tail-block cracks, replacing
tail-block, wing cracks, saddle cracks, soundpost cracks, other
cracks, removing top, removing back, bulging rib, seam separation,
corner blocks, removing mould & mildew, linings, cleaning
away old glue, gluing top, gluing back, gluing ribs, cleaning
/ polishing, varnish touch up, installing soundpost, fitting tailpin,
fitting endpin, bridge placement, dressing bridge, fitting new
bridge, adjusting tailpiece hanger.
Restoration of an instrument in the violin family usually
of the services listed above. An instrument
may come to the violin repair shop in many pieces and with some
pieces missing. In some cases the varnish will have been stripped
away and the ground-coat tampered with. We can restore any instrument,
no matter what condition it is in.
Our restorations can go beyond regular violin
repair practices. We can repair ground-coats when traces of the
ground-coat have been destroyed, we can apply a new ground, strip
badly damaged or "melted" varnish, apply varnish, remove
linseed oil from the wood, replace major parts such as neck, table,
ribs or back.
Click here to view before and after photos of
some of the violins we have restored and worked on over the years.
Please take a few minutes to browse through the
site and if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me. You
can email me at:
call 250-655-6400. Thank you for visiting.