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Expert Instrument Repair & Restoration
Bow Rehair & Repair

  • Tonal Adjustments
  • Varnish Retouching
  • Instrument Setup
  • Bow Rehairing
  • French Polishing & Cleaning
  • All Types Of Repairs & Reconstruction
Carriage House Violins

For more information about the CHV Workshop and how we can help you, please contact us. We offer fast, friendly, and professional services for all of your string instrument needs!

CHV Workshop

The talented luthiers of CHV's workshop staff hold degrees from first-rate schools of lutherie, including the Chicago School of Violin Making and the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and have trained and worked professionally with esteemed restorers such as John Dilworth, Jean-Jacques Fasnacht, and Hans J├╝rgen Nebel.

Ensuring the highest quality control, our workshop offers comprehensive customer service that will help direct you to the choices that best meet your needs.

Expert Bow Rehair and Repair

Bow Repair & Rehair

Bow repair and rehair services are available for violin, viola, cello, and bass bows. Cleaning and polishing of the bow and lubrication of the frog eyelet are included with every rehair.

We use the best available Mongolian stallion hair.

Rehairs are rosined with premium rosin, unless requested by the customer to leave the new hair unrosined.

Same-day service may be requested by making a scheduled appointment. Please call for details.

All major repairs are guaranteed for as long as you own your instrument!

Expert Bow Rehair and Repair

Workshop Services

Instrument Repair and Restoration:

JSI offers expert repair and restoration for violins, violas, cellos, and basses. Please call us to book a consultation with one of our knowledgeable luthiers.

Instrument Setup and Tonal Adjustment:

Custom setups and tonal adjustments can be made to your violin, viola, cello, or bass to optimize its tone and playability potential. Please call the workshop to schedule an appointment.

Workshop Services

To Repair Or Not To Repair

Should you invest in repairs on your antique instrument?

Our workshop staff can help you decide whether to undertake the extensive repairs often required on older instruments, or whether purchasing another instrument would be a better option for you.

In some cases, an instrument may not be worth the cost of repairs. If you have questions about your older instrument, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Common repair problems and what to do about them

To Repair Or Not To Repair

Your Relationship With Your Luthier

Developing an ongoing relationship with a highly skilled luthier maintains your instrument's health and allows your playing to achieve its highest potential.

Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified luthiers to have your instrument and setup evaluated.

Your Relationship With Your Luthier

Additional Resources

Carriage House Violins

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Resources

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The Johnson String Project

Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in underserved communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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The Johnson String Blog

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Information and helpful articles about the music and instruments we love.

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