Maintenance and Insurance of Instruments
If your instrument has been bought from a recognised dealer, it will generally be set up to achieve it best performance. However, if you have an old instrument or one not bought recently from a recognised dealer you may wish to have it checked out and set up for you, in which you might consult a luthier, who can also re-hair bows.
You may also wish to insure your instrument. Many people have their instruments included in their house insurance, but it would be sensible to have a receipt or certificate indicating the value of the instrument. More expensive instruments are often insured separately by specialist companies, and most luthiers can put you in touch with these insurers.
The presence of the names of luthiers on the following list should not be taken as a recommendation, and it is sensible to ask around.
69-71 School Lane
Manchester M20 6WN
Tel/Fax: 0161 448 1860
Beverley Music Centre
14 Norwood, Beverley
East Yorkshire HU17 9EZ
Tel: 01482 881584
[Violins, violas, cellos and double basses for sale. Repairs. Sheet music. Rental schemes]
High Stelling House
North Yorkshire DL11 7NN
Tel: 01748 884041
[No shop – contact as above Violins, violas, cellos for sale, bought and repaired. Double bass repairs.]
Chapel Allerton Stringed Instruments
Contact Jan on Leeds (0113) 2620738 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pete on Beverley (01482) 888654 (or mobile 07901 591965) http://www.chapel-allerton.org.uk/osiused.html
Other local luthiers include:
Shay Allen, Woodlesford 0113 2880913
Lily Bennett, Bradford 01274 591988; mob. 07814316238
James Neild, Leeds (0113) 2620738 www.chapel-allerton.org.uk/
Neal Heppleston, Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin repairs, Holme Bank Mills, Mirfield. Tel 07763 688127 www.hepplestondoublebasses.com