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Instrument Repair



Kennedy Violins is proud to offer a full-service repair shop, located in Vancouver, WA, with work performed by our experienced in-house luthiers. We offer stringed instruments repair services (violin, viola, cello, and bass) and bow rehairs, as well as guitar setup and repair.  We provide easy shipping options for our national customers. Local customers are welcome to bring their instrument into the shop for repair. Our luthiers are available to assess instrument repairs Monday through Friday, but instruments and bows can be dropped off at any time during regular business hours. We will happily evaluate your instrument for repair and provide a free cost estimate. Repairs usually have a turnaround time of about 2 weeks unless otherwise quoted. 


We also work with local school districts as a trusted source for school instrument repairs


Kennedy Violins does not offer official appraisals of instruments.


See our service and price lists for orchestral stringed instrument and guitar repairs below. Our repair prices are listed below to give you an idea of cost for specific repairs. Final costs will be based on actual labor and parts required. Estimates will be given after the instrument is inspected by one of our luthiers. Estimated repairs are performed at an hourly rate of $75 plus the cost of materials.


If you have any questions about repairs or would like to schedule an estimate, call us at 1-800-779-0242!




Orchestral Stringed Instrument Repair Services:

Please see the list of services offered for violin, viola, cello, bass, and bow. Our luthier's will inspect your instrument and provide you with an estimate prior to repair or setup. Repairs not listed are by quote. Labor for custom quote @$75 per hour.


Orchestral Instrument Repair Price List





Guitar Repair Services:


These prices are average charges for labor only. Final costs will be based on actual labor and parts required. Estimates will be given after the instrument is inspected by one of our Luthiers.


  • Basic Clean and Polish: $15
  • Install New Strings: $15 or Complimentary with Purchase of Strings
  • Install Strap Button:$15.00
  • Acoustic Guitar Setup:$75
  • Electric Guitar Setup: $80
  • Level and Dress Frets: $150
  • Refret: $450
  • Partial Refret: $25 per fret
  • Install tuning machine: Drop in $45, Ream post holes +$10, Plug Screw holes $25
  • New Bone Saddle: $70
  • New Bone Nut: $90
  • Convert to Lefty (Classical Only): $145
  • Reglue Bridge: $150-$200
  • Pickup Installation: $100+ pickup

All other repairs by quote. Labor for custom quote @$75 per hour.