Bridges and Bows offers reasonably priced student violins and advancing instruments for players of all ages and sizes. We carry a selection of violins that include newer factory-made instruments, antique hand-made and factory-made instruments, and violins made by a Massachusetts luthier. We also are interested in talking with people who have old violins that they have come across and would like to know more about, and can give a verbal appraisal or recommend a qualified written appraiser. We have had great success buying older violins that aren't being played and finding them new homes, and take great joy knowing that instruments can play on with new life!
Simple adjustments, assembly, string changes, tailpiece changes and tune ups can be done here at the shop on the same day, and more difficult work is usually done within a week. We offer bridge carving, seam gluing, soundpost carving and adjustment, peg work, fingerboard planing, crack repair, neck angle adjustment, and many other repairs. We offer full-service bow rehairing, and replace winding, leather wraps, tips, adjust camber, and restore the stick of the bow. Feel free to call or visit us to discuss your needs.