Instrument Repair & Restoration

About Our Workshop

Our purpose-built workshop was completed in 2011. This major investment has enabled us not only to employ full-time, highly-trained luthiers, who undergo continuous professional development, but also to extend our considerable range of specialist tools and equipment.

We pride ourselves on the high standard of the repair and restoration service we provide for all instruments and bows, whether they require a minor adjustment or a full restoration.

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Tim Toft Violins Workshop
Tim Toft Violins Workshop
Tim Toft Violins Workshop

Violin/ Viola/ Cello/Double Bass set-up work

We regularly undertake; bridge fitting, soundpost fitting, adjusting/replacing pegs, adjusting/replacing top nut, resurfacing (shooting)/replacing fingerboard, the eradication of buzzes and the fitting of new strings, tailpieces, and endpins.

Instrument Service / MOT

If you are returning to playing and your old instrument has been idle we offer a service to check everything is in good condition.

For professional musicians we offer a maintenance program and sound adjustment with a luthier.

We also offer an annual three-year free service/MOT on any instrument sold.

Tonal Adjustment

Our luthiers work carefully with the player adjusting the set-up, carefully moving the position of the soundpost and adjusting the curve and height of the bridge to achieve an optimum sound.

After a new set-up or major restoration we would expect the instrument to need a period of “settling in” sometimes requiring a further detailed adjustment which is part of our service.

Double Bass Repairs

Double basses can present special difficulties. We undertake all repair work to basses, including: bridge fitting, soundpost fitting, fingerboard shooting and replacement, gluing seams, eradication of buzzes (a frequent problem with basses) fitting of endpins, tailpieces, fitting machine heads and pick ups.

Bow Rehair

We undertake rehairs and the repair/ replacement of thumb leathers, pearl slides, faceplates and brass eyes, as well as general stick, frog and adjuster repairs. You may have to leave your bow with us for a few days while we work on it.

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.

Get in touch

If you are interested in any of the instruments we have listed then please get in touch. We can arrange for you to come into our shop and try a range of instruments you may be interested in.

If you have any other queries regarding our services then do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form or details below.

Tel: +44 (0)1785 811860


Address: 7/9 Station Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JP, UK