0117 3309090

0117 3309090     07971 978132

07971 978132

Rehairs & Repairs

Rehairs & Repairs

Rehairs & Repairs are normally completed here within about a week, unless very complex.  Our prices (including VAT) are as follows:

Rehairs (we only use the best hair)

Violin - unbleached Mongolian

 

£63.00

Viola - unbleached Mongolian

 

£66.00

Cello - unbleached Mongolian

 

£69.00

Double Bass - unbleached Mongolian

 

£75.00

Double bass, black or brown hair

 

£70.00

Shorten or stretch existing hair, re-spread & re-wedge

 

£30.00

PLEASE NOTE Rather than rehairing a cheap beginners’ bow, we can often replace it with a new one for well under the above cost of a rehair.

Stick Work

Clean bow & recondition hair

 

£22.00

Straighten and/or re-camber stick

 

£100.00 (Minimum)

Lapping

Leather thumbgrip

 

£29.00

Silver lap & leather thumbgrip

 

£110.00

Silver lap & leather thumbgrip, double bass

 

£130.00

2-Piece leather lap

 

£50.00

Simulated whalebone lapping or French thread (silver or coloured) or stainless steel & leather thumbgrip

 

£69.00

Re-Facing Head

Silver face, lined

 

£130.00

Silver face, lined, double bass

 

£180.00

Face, mammoth, lined

 

£150.00

Face, mammoth, lined, double bass

 

£200.00

Face, imitation ivory or bone or nickel , lined

 

£120.00

Face, imitation ivory or bone or nickel , lined, double bass

 

£150.00

Frog & Adjuster Work

Bush & re-drill shaft screw-holes

 

£116.00

New eyelet & adjust

 

£35.00

Suppy & fit screw & eye

 

£58.00

Supply & fit silver adjuster

 

£100.00 (Minimum)

Steel screw & nickel adjuster

 

£30.00

Reseat loose underslide

 

£30.00

Silver pin

 

£25.00

Make & fit new silver ferrule

 

£125.00

Fit new nickel ferrule

 

£38.00

Fit shell eye

 

£36.00

Fit shell slide

 

£88.00

New ebony tongue to frog

 

£75.00

Insurance Claim

Write damage or “Write-off” report to insurance company

 

£35.00

Rehairs & Repairs by Post

Much the safest way is to bring your bow to us in person, when also your needs can be discussed in person. However if this is not possible:

1. The bow must be covered by an up-to-date specialist insurance policy.

2. Always de-tension the hair before sending.

3. Tie a large luggage label to the stick.  
Front: Your name, address, telephone numbers and email address, plus an identifying description of the bow, name-brand, materials of the frog and tip (if known) and violin/viola/cello or bass and overall length in mm. 
Back: Work requested: Rehair (black/white/brown), Face (mammoth or synthetic ivory, bone, gold, silver or nickel), Lapping (thumbgrip only or including gold wire, silver wire, gold thread, silver thread, simulated whalebone or leather) or other work (see our above list of repairs).  If the stick suffered accidental damage, please ask if you wish us to provide an insurance  report or “Write-off” report.  Please note that routine wear-and-tear to expendables -  hair, lapping etc. is not insurable or covered.

4. Wrap the bow in bubblewrap (especially protecting its two ends), feed it  snugly but not tightly into an 850mm long plastic tube (our postal tubes or 45mm wastepipe for violin and viola, 65mm wastepipe for cello, or 80mm downpipe for double bass bows). The Post Office does not accept tubes longer that 850mm, nor boxes.

5. Seal the tube with parcel tape and address it “Bowspeed, 10 Perry Road (Park Row), Bristol, BS1 5BG”, send it by 'Special Delivery' when it can be insured during transit for its replacement value (maximum £2500).  

6. Upon receiving the bow, we will acknowledge this and double-check the bow’s problems.

7. We normally rehair etc. on Mondays, so from Tuesdays onwards please phone us on  0117 3309090 to check whether your bow is ready for collection or posting back.

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