REPAIRS AND SERVICES

Here’s a video of a restoration project we recently undertook on a Guarneri copy violin.

We were very happy with the results and it ended up looking and sounding beautiful.

Here’s a video of a old violin bow restoration.

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FOLKIES WORKSHOP PRICELIST

Our repairs are carried out by a qualified violin maker, who has also been working on guitars professionally for over 12 years. We work on all string instruments and standard repairs on site. Amp/electronic repairs are carried out down the road at our fully equipped workshop.

We will give you the best advice and always find the right, most creative and reliable solution

We have a fully equipped workshop and our luthier, who has trained and qualified at Merton College, can undertake all kinds of repairs and servicing in-house. He has also studied bow making under Jan Kudanowski.

We are open to enquiries on all kinds of instruments and have a wealth of experience in Middle Eastern and other Ethnic instruments from all continents as well as traditional western instruments.

We also do minor repairs and alterations on brass and woodwind instruments as well as offering all kinds of electronic repairs (Amp, Speaker, Pedal etc.) and modifications which, depending on severity, can be undertaken in-house or through our external electrician.

ALL PRICES BELOW ARE INCLUDING VAT, AND EXCLUDING PARTS.

This list is not exhaustive of all the repairs we undertake. Please call us or enquire via email if there is a service you require with is not listed.

Violin Service/Repair:

 

*Services available for Viola, Cello and Upright Bass- prices may differ

Bow re-hair £45
Re-string £12+strings
New Bridge From £30+bridge
Sound Post From £30
Sound Post Patch Please enquire
Nut Adjustment £12
Fitting new nut (including materials) £40
Bass bar £180
Tonal Adjustment Please enquire
Re-touching of Varnish Please enquire
New Bone/Ebony face (bow) From £50
New silver lapping and thumb grip (bow) Please enquire
Re-fitting pegs From £20 per peg
Re-bushing peg box Please enquire
Glue edges open seams From £20+
Fingerboard Shoot From £60+
Top removal From £120

Guitar Modifications/electronics:

diagnostic charge including scratchplate removal=£30
(not applied to jack socket, selector & pot replacement)

*prices below not including parts

Fit Under Saddle Pickup & End Pin Preamp £65
Fit Preamp & Pickup In Acoustic (Cut Hole In Side) £85
Fit Jack Socket including drilling/soldering £18
Fit Selector Switch (Strat/Gibson) £15
Replace Pickup (Electric Guitar) not including routing £30 for first pickup-£15 for extra
Pot replacement £12

Setup Services:

 

Set up Electric Guitar / Acoustic Guitar £50
12 String Setup £60
Electric Floyd Rose setup £60
Electric Bass / Acoustic Bass (Excluding Strings) £45
Banjo £45
Mandolin £55
Restring £12+ Strings
Intonation for electric instruments £20
Replace Machinehead £12
Fit New Saddle not including saddle £25
Replace Nut, Pre cut (Electric/Acoustic) including nut £24
Make Nut, Bone/Tusq (Electric/Acoustic) including nut £45
Sharp Fret Ends (Shrunken Neck,Level Back To Edge) £40
Bridge Plane (Acoustic With Setup) £75
Remove/Fit Bridge (Acoustic) £80

 

Fret Work

 

Re-fret Unbound board £140
Re-fret Bound board From £165
Fret Dress Inc.Setup (Level, Re-crown, Polish) £80

 

Damage Repair:

 

Crack Repairs From £35
Dent Repairs From £40
Headstock Breaks including setup From £80
Touch Ups Or Finish Repair From £50

 

This list is not exhaustive of all the repairs we undertake.  Please call us or enquire via email if there is a service you require with is not listed.