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Bowen Violin Shop

Maintenance, Repairs & Appraisals

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Sharon rehairs a bow.

Bow rehair and repair is done by Sharon. One day service is available. Call in advance to make arrangements. We use the finest European white hair for our rehairs. Black hair and salt-and-pepper combinations are available. We rehair all types and sizes of bows from violin to bass.

We pride ourselves on our professional setups and adjustments. Soundposts, bridges and pegs must all fit and operate perfectly. As players, we understand and work with you to achieve your goals. Our 60 years of combined experience will enhance your instrument's sound and your playing comfort.

Damage repair and restoration are done to the highest standard consistent with value. Sharon and John apprenticed at Bein & Fushi Rare Violins with William Webster, a protege of Simone Fernando Sacconi at the Rembert Wurlitzer shop in New York City. We have worked with several other gifted restorers including John K. Becker of Chicago and Russell Wagner of Evanston Illinois.

Repair estimates are generally provided free of charge.

Written insurance appraisals and verbal appraisals of value are available at a cost of $100 and $50 respectively. We must see the instrument or bow, not a photograph or description.

John fits a new violin bridge.
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info@bowenviolinshop.com

Bowen Violin Shop * Location to be announced * 773-752-1156