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Bow Rehair & Repairs

We offer the following services:

  • Rehairs (with the finest Siberian or Mongolian horse hair, or Coruss synthetic hair - often requested by vegans, touring musicians and owners of Incredibows).  Rehairs are available by post, more information below.
  • New laps
  • Frog repairs
  • Slide repairs
  • Eye repairs
  • New ferules
  • New tips
  • Stick repairs

Prices and estimate for time taken to complete a repair will be provided during the assessment of your bow. Please call 029 20 227761 if you would like to speak to use beforehand.

Please note: if your bow has been damaged by accident and it's insured, please contact your insurance company urgently so we can proceed with the repair promptly.


Prices (horsehair or Coruss synthetic hair):

  • Violin £ 65.00
  • Viola £ 67.50
  • Cello £ 71.25
  • Double-Bass £77.00

Rehairs are undertaken on Thursday and are generally available for collection on Friday. However, please wait or call for confirmation before visiting the shop to collect your bow. Bows are required by 5pm Wednesday for Thursday's rehairs.

Rehair & Repair by Post Service:

We advise extreme caution when sending bows by mail. Please read the following guidelines thoroughly and ensure you follow them exactly.

  1. Please print and fill in the following forms: Part I & Part II
  2. Wrap bow firmly (but not forcefully enough to cause the bow to bend) in bubble wrap.
  3. Pack the bow and form in a well sealed plastic tube (drain pipe is ideal) no more than 85cms long (longer tubes won't be accepted by the Post Office. Don't use a box, as even boxes under 85cms are deemed too long. Royal Mail classify boxes and tubes differently, if the clerk refuses to accept the tube due to length, insist it's a tube not a parcel and it's therefore classified differently)
  4. Send via 'Special Delivery' so the bow can be traced, and insured for up to £2500.  Address: Cardiff Violin,15-23 The Balcony, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BY
  5. Ensure you have additional insurance with a specialist company.
  6. Please call us on 029 20 22 77 61 after sending the bow to inform us it will be arriving shortly.

We will confirm receipt of your bow. It will be sent back to you as soon as it's rehaired or repaired, typically within a week. however during busy periods we may be delayed so please contact us on 029 20 22 77 61 beforehand if you require your bow to be ready by a specific date.

Meryl & Benjamin, Guernsey

One very satisfied customer.  Bow sent, rehaired and received back all within one week!