The Workshop

The on-site workshop provides expert technical information and restoration. Bernhardt’s goal is to keep your bow and instrument in peak condition. Our talented repair staff provides a full range of services, from basic maintenance to extensive repairs and restorations.

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Instrument Setups & Adjustments

Having a proper set up by an experienced and knowledgeable technician can make all the difference in the sound and quality of your instrument. Being musicians, and understanding that no two instruments are exactly the same, our technicians take the time to ensure that each and every instrument is expertly set up, giving the best care and attention to every detail, so that you can get the most out of your instrument.

ServiceViolin ViolaCello
Adjustment$80.00/ Hour$80.00/ Hour$80.00/ Hour
Bridge Unwarp$30.00$30.00$40.00
Student bridge$75.00$75.00$100.00
Advanced Bridge$85.00$90.00$150.00
Professional bridge$100.00$125.00$200.00
Standard Peg installation$90.00$90.00$110.00
Set Soundpost$30.00$30.00$30.00
New soundpost$60.00$60.00$70.00
End-button / endpin$40.00$40.00$60.00 plus endpin
Tailpiece Replacement$30.00 plus tailpiece$30.00  plus tailpiece$30.00 plus tailpiece

Fingerboard & Neck Adjustments

As with most things, frequent use can wear on your instrument, and parts such as the neck or fingerboard can eventually wear out, affecting the tone and sound. Our shop is fully trained on diagnosing and fixing these parts, giving you more life out of your instrument.

Re-gluing fingerboard$60.00$60.00$85.00
Fingerboard re-shape$120.00$120.00$150.00
Fingerboard replacement$350.00 plus fingerboard$350.00 plus fingerboard$500.00 plus fingerboard
Neck Shim$250.00$250.00$350.00
Full neck reset$350.00 plus bridge replacement$350.00 plus bridge replacement$500.00 plus bridge replacement

Cleaning & Repairs / Restoration

Many factors can affect your instrument’s wellbeing, such as changes in weather, age, or normal wear and tear. That’s where our technicians come in, ready to make adjustments or repairs to keep your instrument sounding and looking the best it can.

Basic Clean and Polish$40.00$40.00$50.00
French PolishStarts at $60.00Starts at $60.00Starts at $60.00
Nut replacement$65.00$65.00$85.00
Nut glue$40.00$40.00$40.00
Saddle replacement$70.00$70.00$90.00
Peg bushing$90.00 per peg$90.00 per peg$95.00 per peg
Open seam$40.00 per bout$40.00 per bout$40.00 per bout
Crack repairBring it in for a quoteBring it in for a quoteBring it in for a quote
Soundpost Patch$1,000$1,000$1,200
Bassbar Crack$600$600$900

For Your Bow

Having a bow-maker on staff gives us a unique expertise on helping you keep your bow in top-top shape. Anything from a bow re-hair to a stick unwarp, our technicians are dedicated to providing professional and satisfactory services.

Thumb grip leather replacement$30.00$30.00$40.00
Nickel/Whalebone Winding includes new grip$70.00$70.00$80.00
Silver/Silk Winding includes new grip$90.00$90.00$100.00
Tip Replacement   
Unwarping /StraighteningStarts at $80.00Starts at $80.00Starts at $80.00
Re-cambering stickStarts at $100.00Starts at $100.00Starts at $100.00

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We'd love to see you! Come and visit our showroom to find the instrument that will advance your playing to the next level.

Making an appointement will ensure our strings specialists are available to assist with choosing the perfect instrument for you.

Joyce Miller is an Accredited Member/supporter of:

Appraiser Association of America

The Violin Society of America

Bernhardt House of Violins is a proud member/supporter of:


American String Teachers Association 

National Association for Music Education 

South Carolina Music Educators Association

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