Everything from basic repairs such as gluing open seams and dressing fingerboards to complex restorations is done in our shop. Expert bow restorations and rehairing are also done at the shop. In many cases we can accommodate clients, by appointment, in completing minor work on an instrument or bow within a few hours while they visit the nearby Art Institute, Millennium Park, or other Loop destinations. Adjustments, which can greatly improve the sound and playability of an instrument, can often be done on a walk-in basis.
The shop is quite busy so our ability to take outside work is limited. Please contact us for more information or to make an appointment.
Repairs done in our shop include, but are not limited to:
- Cutting and fitting bridges
- Fitting posts
- Fingerboard dressing and replacement
- Peg fitting and replacement
- Crack repairs
- Varnish repairs
- Neck sets
- Fitting bassbars
- Tonal and ergonomic adjustments
We also do bow rehairs and bow repair and restoration, including non-ivory headplates, bushings, and chevals.