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A man holds a cello bridge upright on the top side of a cello that is laying on its back without strings.

Luthier Dave Payne fits a bridge to a cello for a local middle school.

Disclaimer: All of our prices listed on this website are estimates ONLY. Since there is no way for us to estimate an instrument over the phone, we do not quote repair jobs without being able to see them. This allows us to give accurate estimates and avoids frustration on the part of the customer. All instruments and situations are unique, so each one must be handled and priced accordingly.

The below prices are based on instruments in good playing condition. Additional costs for repairs may be needed in order to complete the repair. Estimates will be provided before work is done. For any repairs not listed, please inquire by phone at 360-733-5840.

All estimates are good for 60 days after the date the estimate is made.

Restring, Tune & Polish (Strings sold separately)

  • Violin, Viola — Single String $5, Full Set $20
  • Cello, Double Bass — Single String $10, Full Set $40

Fit New Bridge  (Includes Restring & aged maple bridge, other bridges available at set prices) 

  • Violin, Viola — $45 and up
  • Cello — $70 and up
  • Bass — $120 and up
A string bass lies on its side on a cart in the middle of a repair shop with tall ceilings, with broken saxophones and brass instruments hanging from large hooks near the ceiling.

Looking into the repair shop, where space is at a premium.

Fit New Nut  (Includes Restring & Part)

  • Violin, Viola — $45
  • Cello, Bass — $60

Fit New Soundpost

  • Violin, Viola — $35
  • Cello, Bass — $50
  • Reset Soundpost — $15 – $25

Install End Pin or Button

  • Violin, Viola — $15 – $25
  • Cello, Bass — By estimate only

Fingerboard Plane (Includes Restring)                                                                                    

  • Violin, Viola — $60
  • Cello  — $80
  • Bass  — $120

Install Friction Pegs (Includes Restring)

  • Violin — $80 + pegs @ $20 ea.
  • Viola — $80 + pegs @ $20 ea.
  • Cello — $100 + pegs @ $25 ea.
  • Not available for Bass

Refit Peg  $10 ea

Bows

  • Rehair Violin — $50
  • Rehair Viola  — $55
  • Rehair Cello/Bass — $60/70
  • New Grip  — $20-$30
  • New Tip — $50-$100

Case Repairs

  • Latch — $30 for 1 latch, 2+ at $25 each
  • Hinge  — $30
  • Case Strap — $30
  • Handle — $35-45
  • Tape case exterior — $33
  • Reinforce edges  — $12/ea
  • Replace feet/corners — $15 ea
  • Re-attach interior — $15
  • Add wheels  — $100 and up (by estimate)