All of our Stringed repairs and servicing are carried out by local luthier Alan Ward.
Since establishing his workshop 20 years ago, Alan's work has been spread equally between making new instruments — mostly cellos in recent years, and the restoration & repair of a wide variety of older instruments — e.g. Carcassi, Celoniato, Grancino, Guadagnini, Bernadel, Chanot, etc..
A full range of technical support is offered (except bow work). Anything can be done to put an instrument back into an excellent condition — from tonal adjustments and setting-up — to plastercasts of various parts for fitting internal patches etc. that will conserve and support original but cracked and damaged areas.
For anyone whose violin etc. is in need of emergency remedial work we would be very pleased to help out. This could be anything from — telephone advice, a minor adjustment, gluing an open seam or removing a buzz — to perhaps even major restoration. Unfortunately accidents do happen occasionally, but instruments can be restored successfully.
Alan's clients come from around the UK and abroad and include — BBC Orchestras, Alberni Quartet, LSO, National Youth Orchestra, and the Benslow Musical Instrument Loan Scheme which has purchased two cellos and two violins.
Insurance work is also undertaken — mostly for Allianz Cornhill (formerly British Reserve).
Please Contact Us for advice and to book your instrument in for a free assessment and quote