Instrument and Bow Repair Prices

Lashof Violins maintains an in-house restoration/repair workshop run by professional makers and restorers. We offer our repair prices online and in print so our customers have an accurate idea of how much standard repairs cost without a special phone call. Additionally, the staff at Lashof Violins takes pride in offering accurate estimates of repair cost. When you pick up your repair from Lashof Violins, you can be certain there will be no "surprise" charges waiting for you! Repairs are completed with high-quality bridges, strings, bow hair, and other professional, quality fittings.

Lashof Violins is one of the repair facilities for MCPS and many other local music stores, serving other school systems and other regions in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The prices listed below are examples of our charges.

 

Instrument Repairs

Violin/Viola 

Cello

Fit Standard Bridge

60.00

97.50

Fit Professional Bridge

90.00

130.00

Reset Soundpost

Free!

Free!

New Soundpost

30.00

35.00

Install Tailpiece Gut (Sacconi)

20.00

22.00

Reglue Fingerboard

20.00-50.00

30.00-65.00

Resurface Fingerboard

45.00-75.00

50.00-105.00

Glue Loose Seam (each)

25.00

40.00

Install New Nut or Saddle

50.00

70.00

Adjust/Shim Nut

15.00-25.00

25.00-40.00

Install new Endpin (standard)

18.00

60.00

Refit/Adjust Current Pegs

10.00-20.00 ea.

15.00-25.00 ea.

Fit New Peg Set (Standard Ebony Set of 4)

100.00

140.00

Install Customer Supplied Strings

10.00/set

12.00/set

Install Strings Purchased at Lashof Violins

Free!

Free!

Fit Wittner Finetune Peg Set

130.00 vln/140.00 vla

170.00

Clean & Polish

45.00+

60.00+

Written Appraisals

50.00

50.00

Restorations on musical instruments are subject to the artistic interpretation of the individual restorer and cannot be offered with a guarantee of specific results regarding varnish color or tonal characteristics. Our goal is to bring out the unique and best personality in each instrument while maintaining the vision and integrity the original maker had in mind.

The prices listed are a basic guideline of costs. Individual estimates are necessary on any repairs requiring varnish touch up, crack repairs, neck grafts, and repairs requiring the instrument to be opened.

 

Bow Repairs

Violin/Viola Bows

Cello Bows

Rehair Bow--Fiberglass (Glasser)

36.00

38.00

Rehair Bow--Wood or Composite

57.50

60.00

Rehair Bow--Colored Hair

67.50

70.00

Install Brass Eyelet (Parts Included)

25.00-35.00

25.00-35.00

Fit New Pearl Slide

55.00

60.00

Install Silver Bow Winding

85.00

95.00

Install Black Plastic Winding

45.00

45.00

Install Black Plastic Grip

5.00

5.00

Install Standard Leather Bolster

35.00

35.00

Install Pearl Bow Frog Eye

25.00-35.00

25.00-35.00

Bow Stick End Bushing

125.00

125.00

Recamber or Straighten Bow

35.00-50.00

35.00-50.00

Install New Plastic Tip

70.00

80.00

Install New Bone Tip (Mammoth)

95.00

105.00

Artistic restorations on musical instruments are subject to the interpretation of the individual restorer and as such cannot be offered with a guarantee of specific results regarding varnish color or tonal characteristics. Our goal is to bring out the unique and best personality in each instrument while maintaining the integrity the original maker had in mind.

These are just a basic guideline of costs. Individual estimates are necessary on any varnish touch up, crack repairs, neck grafts, and repairs requiring the instrument to be opened.

Major Repairs

Violin/Viola

Cello

Remove Top or Back

200.00

350.00

Regraduate

+150.00-250.00

+300.00-400.00

New Bass Bar

+300.00

+500.00

Cracks (per cleat)

+35.00

+35.00

Shorten Ribs

+200.00

+300.00

Doubling (whole)

+850.00

+1500.00

New Corner or End Block

+175.00

+275.00

New Neck Block

+250.00

+350.00

Soundpost Patch (from the inside)

+300.00

+350.00

Button Graft (includes bridge)

+255.00

+345.00

New Rib

+600.00

+800.00

Soundpost Patch (from the outside)

60.00

60.00

Re-varnish (includes stripping)

800.00-1500.00

1000.00-1800.00

Peg Bushings (not including realignment)

60.00 per pair

60.00 per pair

New/Used Fingerboard

350.00/ 225.00

475.00/ 300.00

Top Cracks (from outside)

30.00-75.00

40.00-100.00

Varnish Touch-up

90.00 per hour

90.00 per hour

Reset Neck (Bridge Extra)

60.00+

80.00+

Neck Pin (includes fingerboard removal)

150.00

200.00

Neck Graft (Partial with used neck)

250.00

350.00

Full Neck Graft

1200.00

1600.00

Bow Head Spline (Graphite including rehair)

200.00

200.00

New Top, Back, Neck, or Full Rib Set

3500.00+

4500.00

Commercial Neck (New)

350.00-700.00

450.00-800.00

Commercial Neck (Used)

300.00

450.00

 

Artistic restorations on musical instruments are subject to the interpretation of the individual restorer and as such cannot be offered with a guarantee of specific results regarding varnish color or tonal characteristics. Our goal is to bring out the unique and best personality in each instrument while maintaining the integrity the original maker had in mind.

These are just a basic guideline of costs. Individual estimates are necessary on any varnish touch up, crack repairs, neck grafts, and repairs requiring the instrument to be opened.

 

 

 

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