This violin came in for an insurance valuation, but the owner also asked if I could have a quick look over the setup. I spotted that the old bridge was quite warped, but much more worryingly the endpin way on the verge of pulling out, which would cause everything to fly off (maybe even whilst being played!)

The old endpin socket was very worn, so I ended up fitting a bushing before re-drilling a smaller hole (in the end I was able to re-use the old pin.) I also fitted a new bridge and soundpost, and the previous post was not ideally placed, and some new strings.