Expert instrument repair and restoration, led by a passion and dedication for sound.
Founded 1982 we are widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading violin dealers, restorers and makers offering a complete service to all string players from student to professional, running a large-scale repair and restoration workshop operating to the most exacting and precise standards. Whether modern, classical or baroque our expertise and knowledge has served many musicians in achieving optimal sound and satisfaction that their instruments are cared for by gifted craftsmen/musicians.
London luthiers and dealers in fine instruments with a desire to provide the best possible service to all string musicians whether soloists, collectors, professionals, students or enthusiastic amateurs with an enviable reputation and over 35 years dedicated to the care and sale of instruments & bows of the violin family.
Renowned expert repair and restoration carried out by gifted craftsmen using time-honoured techniques as well as innovative and technically advanced methods which are at the forefront of current knowledge, all repairs and restorations carried out to the highest standards for instruments and bows of all levels. Benefit from the abundant knowledge and restoration expertise of its managing directors Tom Neitzert and Gary Bridgewood and their restorers. Bridgewood & Neitzert – celebrated worldwide for quality repairs, a long and rich history restoring some of the very finest instruments and bows.
Our focus is on minimal intervention and maintenance of original material wherever possible thereby preserving the integrity and value of your precious instrument using discreet, conservative and refined repair methods.
For sound adjustments, our commitment is to explore all available options with due consideration for the characteristics of each instrument as well as the exact demands of the player. All our work is conducted in a measured and attentive manner to achieve the optimum sound for each instrument.
We repair violins, violas, cellos, double basses, bows, lutes, viola da gambas and cases. Practically any damage to an instrument from the violin family can be restored, we will also advise the commercial viability of any repair or restoration.
Full estimates are provided for both time and cost. Our most gifted luthiers and consultants are available by appointment. Our shop and workshops are open 6 days a week and do not close for lunch.
All bow repairs and rehairs carried out to the same professional standards, we also offer same day rehairs and express rehairs which can be completed within 1 – 2 hours. We can also offer postal service for bow rehairs with full insurance.