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Any luthiers in Broward County, FL?
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Halzen
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Aloha,

 

I'm having a really hard time finding violin service in guitar stores. Is there anyone local to Broward County, Florida, who can recommend a violin luthier? I might need someone who can help pick and tune a bridge for me in the near future - the one that came with my Cecilio is a bit questionable.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Halzen!  I am not sure but kindly check if this helps you:
/forum/the-violin/luthiers-around-the-world/#p4415 

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suresh said:

Hi Halzen!  I am not sure but kindly check if this helps you:
/forum/the-violin/luthiers-around-the-world/#p4415 

Thanks, suresh. No luck there. =/

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Kevin M.
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Halzen said:

Aloha,

 

I'm having a really hard time finding violin service in guitar stores. Is there anyone local to Broward County, Florida, who can recommend a violin luthier? I might need someone who can help pick and tune a bridge for me in the near future - the one that came with my Cecilio is a bit questionable.

 

Thanks.

 

In what way is your bridge questioonable?

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Halzen
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The edge that the E string rests on is much shorter than the other edge. I've seen a few bridges in my day, and none that are this uneven.

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The main thing is the spacing of the strings and the hieght off of the fingerboard.  If it still sounds good to you and doesn't interfere with your playing than leave it until you replace your strings or need anew bridge.  Then just install one yourself, preferably one with an ebony insert.  You can find directions on doing it right here look under news.

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Fiddlerman
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November 30, 2011 - 8:41 pm
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I know of a few luthiers close to us. One is Duffy's in Coconut Grove Miami and the other lives in Boca. I don't have the number but can get it to you later when I get home to my computer.

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Halzen
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Thanks a lot, Fiddlerman. Duffy's violins look very nice, and that Boca guy would be very helpful if you could relay that information. 🙂

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December 1, 2011 - 11:13 pm
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He is mostly a guitar maker and luthier but has worked a lot on bowed string instruments for the school system etc.

Steve Ramos (954) 232-1498

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