Daily Archives: April 18, 2024

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This violin came in because the A string had started to cut into the bridge resulting in the string being hard to bow on its own. I examined the instrument and realised the reason was that a rather unscrupulous music shop had fitted guitar strings for the A and E strings, resulting in a string which was very high tension and acting like a cheesewire on the bridge. It could have been possible to salvage the old bridge, however it was not a very high quality one so we decided it made sense to fit a new bridge. However the neck angle was also very shallow, so after consultation we decided to do a neck angle reset first, rather than made a new bridge which would only need replacing again once the neck reset happened. I also fitted a new soundpost and re-glued a loose seam in the bottom bout, as well as fitting a new set of (violin!) strings and tidying up the nut a bit,