Wairarapa Violins

        Contact: Stephen Butcher                                                                                                  

I hope you enjoy violins as much as I do.

I repair and restore violins using traditional techniques, woods and varnishes.

The adjacent photo is my latest repair of an instrument which required edge and belly repairs and refinishing. I used a Sheldon and Harris ground under a traditional oil varnish for the refinish.

I also offer a bow rehairing service

I highly recommend gut strings by Dan Larsen. His gut and wound gut strings are my favourite and give that full gut sound. I also recommend resin by Andrea Bang. Links to these will be added shortly.

Please email me with any enquiries.

Repairs and Restorations

Bow rehairs (coming soon)

Violin Strings and Things (coming soon)

Sheet Music (coming soon)


txt: 021 08251625    email: sphlat@actrix.co.nz