Established 1982


At Bridgewood & Neitzert, we are a world-renowned workshop based in London that specializes in quality repairs and restoration of the finest instruments and bows.

Our managing directors, Tom Neitzert and Gary Bridgewood, along with our restorers, possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise that you can take advantage of. 

Our professional workshops are spread over two floors and offer the highest standards of repair and restoration services available anywhere. Our skilled and experienced luthiers take care of all your needs, whether a minor repair or a major restoration, ensuring that it meets our precise and exacting standards.

At Bridgewood & Neitzert, you can expect expert repair and restoration services conducted by gifted craftsmen using both time-honoured and innovative techniques at the forefront of current knowledge. 

We are the UK's leading violin dealers, makers, and repairers, and we can handle all violin repair work. 

So, whether you're looking for violin repairs near you or anywhere else in the world, contact us today at 020 7249 9398 or email us at


UK’s Leading Violin Dealers, Makers & Repairers
London Based Workshop Spread Over 2 Floors
Highest Trained & Skilled Repairers
We Can Do All Violin Repair Work
The Experts In Violin Repairs
Violin Repairs Near Me
Call Us Today: 020 7249 9398

We Can Repair Any Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass or Bow

We offer a wide range of repair services, including:

Violin, viola, cello, double bass, viola da gamba, lute, and other instrument repairs

Bow repairs

Baroque conversions

Classical period conversions

Tonal adjustments

Case repairs

Our team of experienced luthiers can repair all types of stringed instruments, from student models to professional instruments. We also offer a variety of other services, such as bow rehairing, instrument restoration, and appraisals.

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality repair services possible. We use only the finest materials and tools, and our luthiers are highly skilled and experienced. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee on all of our repairs.

If you need your violin repaired, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your needs and provide you with an estimate.

Here are some more details about the services we offer:

Violin, viola, cello, double bass, viola da gamba, lute, and other instrument repairs: We can repair all types of stringed instruments, including cracks, broken pegs, damaged bridges, and more. We also offer a variety of preventive maintenance services, such as cleaning and polishing, to help keep your instrument in good condition.

Bow repairs: We can repair all types of bows, including broken hairs, damaged frogs, and loose joints. We also offer a variety of preventive maintenance services, such as rehairing and cleaning, to help keep your bow in good condition.

Baroque conversions: We can convert your violin to a baroque instrument, which can include replacing the bridge, strings, and tailpiece with baroque-style components or fitting a new bass bar, neck, fingerboard. This can improve the sound of your instrument and make it more suitable for playing baroque music.

Classical period conversions: We can convert your violin to a classical period instrument, which includes replacing the bridge, strings, and tailpiece with classical-style components or fitting a new bass bar, neck, and fingerboard. This can improve the sound of your instrument and make it more suitable for playing classical music.

Tonal adjustments: We can adjust the sound of your violin to make it more to your liking. This may involve adjusting the soundpost, bridge, strings, or tailpiece.

Case repairs: We can repair all types of cases, including cracks, broken hinges, and damaged linings.

We are confident that we can provide you with the quality repair services you need to keep your violin in top condition. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Repair and Restoration

We offer repair and restoration services for a wide range of stringed instruments including violins, violas, cellos, double basses, bows, lutes, and viola da gambas.

Our team of skilled luthiers and consultants, trained at leading violin schools around the world, are available for appointments six days a week and provide full estimates for both time and cost.

We focus on minimal intervention and maintenance of original material whenever possible to preserve the integrity and value of your precious instrument using discreet, conservative, and refined repair methods.

For day-to-day minor repairs and set-ups, we typically complete work within a week, and urgent procedures are conducted the same day. If needed, we can lend you an instrument while yours is being repaired.

Tonal Adjustment

After having a repair or a restoration completed or just simply a new bridge, tonal adjustments are often necessary and are a good option. This can also be an opportunity for musicians to collaborate directly with our luthiers to achieve their desired set-up and optimal sound.

For sound adjustments, our commitment is to explore all available options with 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.

Tonal issues that are common are a lack of clarity, uneven or poor tone balance across the register, slow response, limited dynamic range, or audible buzzing.

Often ‘wolf tones’ may be present and we can help you balance these out or shift them to less problematic areas.

We will keep detailed notes on your current configuration, before and after any adjustments.

Baroque and Classical Period Conversions

Bridgewood and Neitzert are world-renowned for baroque and classical period repairs and conversions.

If you are considering converting your existing instrument to a baroque, transitional, or classical period, we are the experts.

Conversions can be done in stages and kept quite simple e.g., only changing the bridge, tailpiece, and strings, or can be a complete conversion e.g., new neck, fingerboard, pegs, tailpiece, bridge, and occasionally bass bar.

We work in a completely sympathetic way collaborating closely with you to determine and realize your musical ambition. We aim to maintain your instrument’s current sound and typically enhance and improve it.

Amongst many fine violins that we have converted are those by Grancino, Urquhart, and Amati.

We always have a wide selection of both baroque and classical period violins, violas, cellos, and bows for sale.

Bow Repair and Restoration

All bow repairs and rehairs are carried out by Tom Neitzert and are conducted to the same professional standards, we also offer same-day rehairs and express rehairs which can be completed within 1 – 2 hours.

We carry out all repairs including fitting new hair to straightening, re-cambering, bushing the adjuster hole, realigning the screw, fitting a new face, replacement pieces, repairs to ivory or tortoiseshell, etc.

If needed, we can lend you a bow while yours is being rehaired or repaired. If you are unable to visit the shop we offer a postal service for bow rehairs and bow repairs.