Bow Rehair & Repairs
For any work on your bow, please fill and print the Bow Work form. These services are available:
- We only use the best horse hair, Siberian or Mongolian.
- For people who own incredibows, people who like the idea of synthetic hair, and vegans, we also have some synthetic hair.
- New laps
- Frog repairs
- Slide repairs
- Eye repairs
- New ferules
- New tips
- Stick repairs (only when they are viable)
Bows are extremely fragile and we highly recommend that you insure them.
For those who own Incredibows, who would prefer to use synthetic hair, and for vegans, we also provide synthetic hair.
If you wish to send us your bows in the post, you need to use a strong plastic pipe (from DIY shops). Do not use card-board tubes! Royal Mail will accept a tube up to 90 cms. This will take the length of all bows, violin, viola and cello. However, when you get to the Post Office, clerks might tell you that the package is too big. Please insist that there is a special price for "tubes", and it is not classed as a "packet". See our Contact details.
If you are in Cardiff but cannot come to town, you can get your bow to us or have it collected from us by Ben Allen, a violinist turned cycle courier. For more details, see his website www.bigbluebike.co.uk or our Delivery page.
In either case, if you are sending your bow, please print this form, or alternatively, copy it to send with the bow.
We will confirm receipt of the bow to you. It will be sent back to you as soon as it is ready. Typically, a rehair takes no more than one week to be turned around. However, in exceptionally busy periods or under unforeseen circumstances, it may be more, so if you need your bow back urgently, please do contact us on 029 20 22 77 61 to check if we can do it.
Please note : if your bow has been damaged by accident and it is insured, please contact your insurance company urgently so that we can proceed with the repair promptly.
Do not forget to insure your bow properly with Royal Mail, or have it insured with a dedicated Musical Instrument insurance company.