Established 1982

About Us

Our Story

Bridgewood and Neitzert’s outstanding reputation for quality instrument repairs and sales of good quality instruments has earned them worldwide acclaim. Their extensive history in restoring some of the most exquisite instruments and bows, dating back to 1982, has cemented their position as one of the leading violin dealers, restorers, and makers in the UK. With a comprehensive service catering to all string players, from students to professionals, their two floors of repair workshops operate to the highest of standards, reflecting their status as top-tier experts in the field.

With our expertise and knowledge in the field of violins, we have been assisting musicians in finding their perfect instrument for years. Whether you prefer a Modern, Classical, or Baroque violin, viola, or cello, we have the capability to cater to all your needs. Our extensive knowledge has helped countless musicians in finding their beloved instrument or repairing their existing instruments to the best possible condition and sound.

In our repair workshops, we offer a wide range of restoration services for violins, violas, cellos, double basses, bows, lutes, viola da gambas, and cases. We are capable of restoring practically any damage to an instrument from the violin family. Additionally, we provide advice on the commercial viability of any repairs or restoration. At Bridgewood and Neitzert, we pride ourselves on our expert repair and restoration services that are conducted by an exceptional team of highly skilled craftsmen. Our technicians have dedicated over three decades to the careful handling, maintenance, and sale of instruments and bows.

Our talented craftsmen utilise time-honoured techniques, passed down through generations, to ensure that each repair and restoration project is executed with precision and the utmost attention to detail. We understand the significance of these instruments and bows, and we take great care in their upkeep and maintenance.

To maintain our reputation as a leading provider of repair and restoration services for violins, violas, cellos, and bows, we rely on innovative and technically advanced methods that are at the forefront of current knowledge. Our team of experts is trained to handle repairs and restorations of all levels, ensuring that your beloved instruments receive only the highest standards of care.

As a part of our professional services, we provide full estimates for both time and cost so that you can be aware of the entire process before making any decisions. Our team of highly skilled luthiers and consultants is always available to assist you in finding the best possible solution for your instrument.

With our expertise and knowledge, you can be assured of the highest quality services for your instruments.

In conclusion, when it comes to the repair and restoration of your instruments and bows, trust only the experts. Our team of talented craftsmen is committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring that your violin family instruments receive the care they deserve.


We take immense pride in the fact that all the instruments, bows, and accessories that we offer for sale have been professionally set up in our workshops. Our team of highly experienced instrument makers, restorers, and players ensures that each item is meticulously crafted and meets our high standards. In addition to this, we also offer an exclusive 30-day guarantee on all our products, giving you complete peace of mind.

Our utmost priority has always been to create a seamless experience for our users, and we have endeavoured to achieve this by making our website as user-friendly as possible. We understand the importance of providing accurate and comprehensive information about the products we offer. That is why we have ensured that each product page provides a good level of detail to assist our customers in making informed decisions. However, we recognize that you may still have questions. Therefore, if you require more specific information or have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you in any way possible.

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As a team of professionals, we understand that each musician has their own unique playing style and preferences when it comes to their instruments. That's why we offer tailor-made adjustments to our violins, violas, and cellos to accommodate your individual needs. Whether it's adjusting the bridge height or selecting a different chinrest, we're here to ensure that you're completely satisfied with your instrument. Rest assured; all of our instruments come equipped with new strings that have been carefully chosen for their suitability to the specific instrument offered.

Making your Purchase

We take great pride in offering a diverse range of high-quality instruments that cater to the needs of musicians at every level. From novice to virtuoso, we carry an extensive array of violins, violas, and cellos that are expertly crafted and meticulously set up to meet exacting standards. Our exceptional range of instruments ensures that we have something for everyone, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.

In addition to our excellent range of instruments, we also stock an impressive selection of bows, all of which have been carefully chosen for their exceptional quality and performance. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are always on hand to help you find the perfect instrument or bow to suit your needs and budget.

If you're in the market for a new instrument, we encourage you to think about your budget and price range before visiting our store. This will help us direct you toward the most appropriate options and ensure that you leave with an instrument that not only meets your needs but also represents excellent value for money.

We understand that purchasing an instrument or bow can be a daunting task. That's why we are always here to offer you expert advice to help you make an informed decision. However, we also acknowledge that, ultimately, it is you who will be playing the instrument, so your judgment is crucial. To empower you with the knowledge to make the best purchase, we offer a unique 30-day money-back guarantee. This way, you can shop with the assurance that, if the instrument is not right for you, you can return it for a full refund. All we ask is that you cover the cost of shipping and insurance and that the instrument is returned in the same condition as when it was dispatched.

All instruments and bows from student to professional level can be taken away On Approval.  This ensures that you can try them in comfort at home, show them to your teacher or colleagues, play in concert, or seek second opinions.  We require two items as proof of id e.g., passport and photo ID card.

Something to Sell?

We are pleased to inform you that we offer the option to sell your violins, violas, or cellos on a commission basis. Our professional team can assist you with the appraisal and valuation of your instrument, ensuring that you receive a fair and competitive price. However, we require evidence of ownership, if available, or a physical receipt of the item, any history, papers, or certificates which will assist with the evaluation. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email in the first instance, providing photos if possible, and we will be happy to offer an indication of suitability as well as furnish you with details of our commission scheme.

Part Exchanges

Our commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled. That's why we offer a convenient exchange program for any instrument or bow you purchase from us. You can rest easy knowing that whether you need to exchange a violin, viola, cello, or bow, we have you covered. Our exchange program is the perfect solution when your child requires a larger instrument or when you're simply looking to upgrade to a higher-value option.


As per our return policy, we accept returns strictly within 2 weeks of purchase if and only if the item is in new condition. We take pride in ensuring the quality of our products, and we expect our customers to return them in the same condition.

As a team of skilled musicians, we take satisfaction in providing top-notch assistance to our customers. Whether you need advice on the proper care and maintenance of your instruments or have questions about accessories, we are always happy to lend a helping hand. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you over the phone, via email, or in person, ensuring that your needs are met in a timely and professional manner. Trust us to help you with your concerns, and let our expertise guide you every step of the way.

Valuation and Appraisal

At Bridgewood and Neitzert, we understand the need for a reliable valuation and appraisal service. As experts in the field of insurance, sale, or probate, we provide a comprehensive solution to meet your requirements. Our team is proud to be agents for Allianz Musical Insurance, Lark, and Moon Insurance, ensuring that you have access to the best possible coverage. Our services extend beyond mere valuation and appraisal - we can also provide advice on the authenticity, provenance, and investment potential of your instrument. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or send us details via email at or call 020 7249 9398. Trust us to deliver a professional and reliable service every time.

Specialist Strings

As the main stockists for a wide variety of specialist strings and have an extensive collection that includes some of the most sought-after brands in the market. From Baroco and La Folia to Toro and Dlugolecki, we have it all under one roof. Our selection also features strings from renowned brands such as Kurschner, Aquila, CHD, Savarez, Pyramid, and Pirastro, making us the go-to place for all your specialist string needs.

Being the stockists for these high-quality strings, we can assure you of their authenticity and superior performance, making your playing experience a memorable one. Our focus on stocking the best and unique specialist strings has made us a leading destination for baroque musicians and performers alike.

As experts in stringed instruments, we are well-versed in advising on the appropriate stringing for different musical periods. Our services include providing advice on equal tension stringing, as well as helping you calculate string gauges to ensure optimal performance. To avail of our guidance, simply send us your string length (vibrating length), pitch, current strings, and gauges if known. Whether you are a baroque, early classical, or any other type of musician, we are here to help you achieve the best possible sound.


Our professional team will assist you every step of the way.