Services

May 2014 Repair Price List

 

Rehairs

  • Violin/viola $70
  • Cello $75
  • Bass $75 to $85 depending on choice of hair
  • Open-frog bows for early instruments $60

Grips and leather

  • Thumb grips
  • Leather $35
  • Lizard $40
  • Handle-end cover $50 leather or lizard
  • Leather at end of wire $10
  • Leather on frog toe $10
  • Rubber tubing $5

 Windings/wrappings

  • Silver wire + goat $90
  • Silver wire + lizard or kangaroo  $95
  • Faux Whalebone, professional $75
  • Leather wrap $50

 Bushings

Stick bushings

  • Small shaft only $105
  • Large shaft only $135
  • Both $210
  • Both w/nipple graft $300

 Frog bushing

  • Using original eyelet $95
  • Replacing eyelet $115

 Button bushings

  • Using original screw $85
  • Replacing screw $115

 Stick Repairs

  • Butt end cracks without reinforcement $45
  • Glue and wrap lift in stick $75
  • Fill thumb wear $75 and up (and up) depending on depth
  • Fill thumb wear Hill or Vuillaume style $90 and up
  • Repair damaged varnish $65-up depending on damage
  • Mortaise handle graft $250

 Tip Replacement

  • Mammoth Ivory $175 + parts
  • Imitation Ivory $140 + parts
  • Silver $175 + parts
  • Plastic
  • (student-quality bows only ) $95 + parts
  • Tippy-tip $40 –only if possible and safe

Tip replacement is a labor-intensive repair that requires patience, a delicate hand and well-developed sense of style and historical preservation. While all tip replacements are labor-intensive and require care and sensitivity, I reserve the right to charge more for fine historic bows for the extra time that historic preservation requires.

Frog Repairs

Grafts

  • Cheval $375
  • Edge graft $250
  • Thumb graft $230
  • Corner of frog $95

Fills

  • Build up thumb w/layers of ebony shavings $25-$225 depending on extent of damage
  • Ebony dust fills and patches $25 – up depending on extent of damage

 Cracks

  • Remove underslide, clean, and glue $75 + pins
  • Simple gluing $10
  • Cleaning and gluing $25 – up depending on extent

 Screw and eyelet work

“Simple” eyelet replacement is rarely simple. If your eyelet is worn out, there is probably a reason: eyelet or screw out of alignment, holes off center screw threads too sharp or worn, stick worn…And then there is the problem of thread forms! For an entertaining and educational explanation click here:

“Why can’t I get an eyelet to fit this screw?” [bowworks.com/pages/catalog/screws-eyelets.php#Anchor-Why-49575]

  1. Simple eyelet replacement $25 + part
  2. Eyelet w/frog bushing $115
  3. Hand-tapped custom eyelets $
  4. Reattach screw and button $10 to $50 depending on condition of the parts
  5. Button bushing $85 using original screw, $115 + parts with new screw
  6. New screw $50 + parts (commercial), $90 hand-cut

*Complications such heavily worn sticks, holes, and buttons, very old or unusual threads can take a lot of time and may add to the cost.