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LyleA
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October 30, 2013 - 1:34 pm
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A few months ago, I wasn't able to play for about two weeks while I was moving to a new apartment.  During that time I had my instrument stowed away in its case.  When I finally got around to taking it out again, to my surprise, the bridge had warped by rolling forward towards the fingerboard.

Well, I knew I needed a new one, but I didn't take it in for repairs until last week.  There is a local luthier shop here in Little Rock, and they are building a new one now.  I should be able to pick it up later today or tomorrow.  They also pointed a few other areas that might need some adjusting, and I am getting new strings.

They seemed honest and knowledgable, and I don't have any reason to doubt their price estimate.  However, I thought I would post it here and see I am being charged a fair amount.

New Violin Bridge - $55

Reshape Nut - $5

Reshape Saddle - $5

Warchal Karneol Strings - $35

With tax, it works out to $109.

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A  friend and fellow member here (cdennyb) has told me that a $55 charge for a bridge from scratch is quite reasonable since they will no doubt remove the strings to shape the bridge feet to your top and then thin it accordingly. Finally setting up the string height. So they'll spend an hour easy plus materials.

         

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wookieman
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Yeah, those are better prices than what I was quoted.  I was told $50 for a nut, and $75 for a "student" bridge, and $125 for a "professional" bridge job. 

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LyleA
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Thanks for the responses!

I just got it back and it looks and sounds great.  If you're ever in Little Rock, stop by the Little Rock Violin Shop.  They have a really neat place.

http://www.littlerockviolinshop.com/

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