Hershey Violins Professional Repair Services

In addition to making hand crafted instruments, Hershey Violins performs all major and minor repair services on the string instrument family.

From tonal adjustments to the more complex restoration projects, Hershey Violins approaches repairs with the same professional level of care as our instrument making. This assures your instrument repair will sound, play and look great, when you receive it back from our shop.

These specialized services include but, are not limited to:

General Repairs

  • sound post cutting and fitting
  • post and bridge adjustment for proper tone
  • bridges carved and fitted
  • pegs carved and fitted
  • carved nuts and saddles
  • fingerboards planed and cambered
  • neck resets for correct projection
  • open seams and blocks glued
  • varnish restoration
  • carving a new bass bar


Advanced Repairs and Restoration:

  • broken necks and resets
  • neck grafts
  • restore splits or cracks on the inside of instruments
  • back and top plates restored using rubber and plaster casting molds
  • hand varnish restoration
  • cleaning and compounding the instrument
  • rib restoration, including patches, linen, and doubling


  • rehairing
  • bone and ivory tips
  • frog and end screw repairs
  • recambering
  • sterling silver and gold windings
  • leather thumb grips
  • mother of pearl inlays and eyes
  • spline restoration



Hershey Violins

11 West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055

Shop Hours:

Tue. thru Fri: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: Noon until 3pm
Other hours by appointment
call: 717. 697. 6341