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The Violin Shop in Lincoln is the most complete repair and restoration shop for violin family instruments in Nebraska. Located in the historic Near South Neighborhood, all repairs, rehairs and restorations are carried out in-house by our team of highly trained luthiers, using time-tested methods and materials that stress a conservative approach.

We always provide free estimates for repairs.

No appointment necessary.

For more information call (402) 474-1640 or email

Bow Rehair

Bow rehairs are available everyday with the usual turn-around time of one business day.

Same day rehairs are available by appointment.

Bow maintanace is very important to your quality of sound. Bows should typically be rehaired every 6 to 12 months with normal use, and more frequently with heavier use.

Some indications that your bow needs a rehair are as follows:
  • There are too few hairs left in the bow.
  • Rosin no longer remains on the hair, but is caked onto the strings or coated on the top of the instrument.
  • The hair is brittle and easily broken.
  • The hair has absorbed oils from being handled and is visibly dirty.
  • The hair has stretched to the point that it can no longer be tightened to playing tension.
Consultations & Appraisals

Whether you are looking at an instrument from The Violin Shop or a private party. Our mission is to help guide the player to the instrument or bow that best suits their needs and playing style. If you need advise on the health and condition of a future purchase we are here to help you. This service is always free.

The Violin Shop offers verbal and written appraisals for the current market value of an instrument or bow for insurance or resale purposes.

Verbal Appraisals for Value: $35.00

Written Appraisals with Photos: $125.00

Please call ahead for an appointment. (402) 474-1640

The Violin Shop in Lincoln, Inc. does not offer certifications.

This is a very specialized field and very few are qualified.

If you require assistance in certifying the authenticity of an instrument or bow, The Violin Shop can facilitate this daunting task by utilizing our network of internationally recognized experts. We can handle the packing and shipping as well as the communication to determine if authentication is possible before shipping. Certificate prices are based on a percentage of the items value. (Usually between 1.5% to 4.5%)

The Violin Shop in Lincoln is your most complete shop for sales, service, rental, and repair of string instruments in Nebraska.

All repairs and rehairs are carried out using time-tested methods and materials that stress a conservative approach.

Stop by and see why The Violin Shop has been Nebraska's favorite for over 35 years.

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 to 6
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The Violin Shop will close on LPS Snow days and most major Holidays.

1641 South 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502