Double Basses as well as Violins, Violas & Cellos
We have years of professional experience repairing and fully restoring instruments of the violin family including from most major schools and makers (Banks, Hardie, Forster, Kennedy, Gand, Quenoil, Lockey Hill, Lott, Panormo, Derazy, Bernadel, Gagliano, Perry and more).
From set-up to re-touching varnish (I have spent years studying varnish techniques) crack repairs, sound-post cracks, neck-grafts, button grafts, major woodworm damage and full restoration.
Clients range from amateurs, students, professionals dealers, collectors, Violin & Auction Houses throughout the globe.
Make an Appointment
We have a busy schedule but will always make time to see your instrument. Just contact us to arrange a time.
We are always happy to see new & old customers.
Where it all starts
We had a very busy number of years at our workshop in the center of Salisbury and so in January 2016 we moved everything to peaceful Pembrokeshire.
The workshops here form part of a private country house set amongst woodland on the edge of the Cleddau Estuary. We are 4 miles south of Haverfordwest
Heritage & Tradition
Renewing the potential.
It is really important to us that we honour the work of the past when working on old instruments no matter their condition.
Working on a great many reveared basses has given us a valuable insight to the master's appoach to contrustion that it is as if we have touched history. We try to learn from this and use it in our daily workshop metheds.
Charles has travelled as a Chruchill Fellow to study the great centers of violin making thoughout France, Germany Austria and Italy