Repair & Restoration

At Mandarin Strings, we have a fully equipped repair facility for any repair or restoration that your instrument may need. Whether it is your rental instrument, student instrument, or antique instrument, we can make sure that you are back to playing as fast as possible.

Our shop is always working to keep all our instruments in top condition. You can call us and make an appointment to ensure we'll be able to help you in a timely manner.

 

Repair Services

Normally same day or while you wait service:

  • Basic adjustment and tuning 

  • Reset existing sound post

  • Fit new endpin button (violin/viola)

  • Install new strings

Normally one to two day service:

  • Fit new bridge and setup 

  • Fit new sound post

  • Fit new pegs

  • Furnish and install perfection pegs

  • Setup, clean, adjust, and lubricate pegs

  • Fit new endpin (cello/bass)

Normally two to three day service:

  • Re-glue fingerboard 

  • Repair open seam

  • Structural repair (broken neck, cracks, etc.) 

 

Antique Restoration

Most professional musicians and collectors covet the sound of an antique instrument. The manner in which the wood ages and dries out over time can create a superior sound to that of a new instrument. The history and craftsmanship behind an antique instrument can also make it very special. 

 

The ability to repair antique instruments is a unique skill that takes many years to master. Our top luthier, John Bodor, has over forty years of experience as a nationally recognized luthier and is one of the best in his field in the southeast. He is also a member of the International Association of Appraisers, and can help you learn everything you may need to know about your instrument.

If you have an antique instrument that you would like to learn more about, or want to have repaired and restored, bring it in to the store and we will help you with anything you may need. You can also call ahead to make sure John is available when you come in. Instruments require care and upkeep throughout their life, so your instrument may need some work if it has not been to a luthier in a while. Almost all instruments can be repaired so don't hesitate to bring yours in; we can help you know if your instrument is worth repairing. 

If you do not have an antique instrument, but would like one, please check out our Antique Instruments page to see our current selection of antique instruments. 

Taking Care of  Your Instruments

All instruments will need regular adjustments and maintenance throughout their life, but there are some things that you can do to keep your instrument looking and sounding it's best between visits to the shop. Here we have a list of some of the basic things you should be doing to take care of your instrument. If you have any further questions about what you can do to take care of your instrument at home, give us a call or come into the shop where one of our experts can help you.

  • If your instrument is not in your hands or being played, it should be on an instrument stand or in your case. Do not leave your instrument on the floor or in your chair!

  • Loosen your bow when you are not playing to relieve the tension.

  • Gently wipe the extra rosin off of the wood and strings with your cleaning cloth when you are done playing. 

  • Instruments are very sensitive to changes in temperature due to the type of glue used to make and repair them. Avoid leaving them near heating/cooling vents or in hot/cold cars. 

  • Be aware of the changing of seasons which bring about changes in temperature and humidity. If you have questions about what you can be doing in different seasons, call or come into the shop for more information.

If you have any questions about repairing or restoring your instrument, please call 678-401-5059

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