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Mark Hicklin , 09:19, 30th July 2023

It is a delight to play with

Just a line to say that I have got my cello bow back and what a wonderful job you have done re-hairing it. It is a delight to play with. My father had this made for me back in 1972 and I remember going to Mr Cocker's little workshop in has back garden to see him work. I have used this bow to get through all 8 music grades, played in umpteen orchestras and many concerts over the years. In later Life my cello was put away as other things took over my spare time (work, families, etc). I moved to France 4 years ago and decided to start playing again this year (I am now 64). The bow was in need of some serious repair and I wasn't so sure I wanted to give it to a French Luthier - language issues for one - my French is poor at best. Anyhow, finding your website and making the arrangements that we did worked out perfectly. Will you please pass on my thanks to whoever performed the great work?   Kindest regards Mark
Benet Maclean , 12:01, 28th June 2023

Highly recommended!

Bridgewood & Neitzert is my favourite violin dealer/maintenance shop in London. I've always found the staff to be friendly and helpful, as well as the owners, who are usually also somewhere close at hand to help. The only down side of visiting the shop is of being surrounded by so many tantalisingly amazing looking instruments. I bought my present instrument there in 2015 and it's been an absolute pleasure to play. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Highly recommended. Benet Maclean Jazz violinist
Julia Doyle , 11:54, 28th June 2023

Always recommend them!

Trustworthy and efficient, I have used this shop for decades. At first for musical accessories and bow re-hairing, then for a major repair on my old bass. They were fantastic! Dealt with the insurance, did the repair to a high standard, and lent me a bass to use while mine was out of action. Always recommend them! Professional Bass player
Amy Langley , 11:50, 28th June 2023

I am so pleased!!

I am so pleased!! What fantastic service, expertise, and sheer skill! Professional cellist 
Chris Haigh , 11:46, 28th June 2023

I couldn't ask for a better violin shop!

I always use Bridgewood and Neitzert for bow rehairs, repairs, the fitting of pickups and so on. The service is first rate, and the staff are always friendly and knowledgable. I couldn't ask for a better violin shop! Fiddle player
Anna Phoebe , 11:39, 28th June 2023

Great advice and fantastic service and I would recommend them to anyone from beginner to professional!

Bridgewood & Neitzert have been an integral part of my career for the last 15 years - from helping me find my instruments, to bow rehairs, buying last-minute accessories like rosin and strings, and fitting pickups on my electric instruments.  They offer great advice and fantastic service and I would recommend them to anyone from beginner to professional. Anna Phoebe professional violinist
Adrian Stout , 11:38, 28th June 2023

Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Gary and the excellent team at Bridgewood and Neitzert have saved my bacon on countless occasions. They have done emergency repairs to enable recordings and shows to go on, given advice on strings and pickups, lent me instruments, and helped me improve the sound and feel of my basses. As well as repairs and maintenance, I have bought and sold basses with them, always with excellent customer service, for 20 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.  Adrian Stout Professional Bassist The Tiger Lillies. 
Michael Mullen , 11:36, 28th June 2023

Enormously grateful!

I had a number of issues with my cello fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge which needed urgent attention. Having entrusted a previous instrument to B&N with excellent results I had no hesitation in going back to have these problems resolved. Gary’s amazing new veneered fingerboard and Joe’s new bridge have vastly improved the sound, feel and look of my piccolo cello. Enormously grateful!
Dave Green , 11:32, 28th June 2023

I trust him completely because of his expert workmanship and patience when dealing with any problem.

Gary Bridgewood has been my saviour more times than I care to mention over the 30 years or so that I’ve known him. When it comes to the bass he’s my other half. He has a feel and instinct for the bass that only comes with many years experience. I trust him completely because of his expert workmanship and patience when dealing with any problem. Don’t go away Gary I’m counting on you to be around for the next 30 years
Kati Debretzeni , 17:50, 27th June 2023

I trust them implicitly and am very grateful Bridgewood and Neitzert exists!

I have been a customer of the shop since arriving in the UK in 1995. Over the years they have looked after my instruments magnificently, from supplying an unending stream of gut strings to minor and major repairs. When I had an accident and the table on my 18c violin cracked, Gary repaired it beautifully and quickly and was reassuring and kind in a situation which is every string player's worst nightmare. Tom is a fount of all knowledge when it comes to buying, selling or appraising bows. The shops' collective expertise stretches far and wide, and they deal with every customer equally courteously, whether you own a high-end Italian instrument or are coming in to fix your children's quarter-size Chinese violin. I trust them implicitly and am very grateful Bridgewood and Neitzert exists! baroque violin, OAE, English Baroque Soloists, leader Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra