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NYC violin repair shop advice

Life in general: Need help finding a reputable fiddle fixer

From s smith
Posted September 9, 2005 at 04:47 AM

Hi. I am new to the NYC area and am in need of violin repair work. My bridge is waivering and Im getting wolfy sounds on the E string and my bow wrap is unraveling. Any help and or warnings are appreciated! Thanks!

From Tom Holzman
Posted on September 9, 2005 at 01:16 PM
Morel & Gradoux-Matt is an excellent place.
From Michael Darnton
Posted on September 10, 2005 at 12:54 PM
Christophe Landon, on Broadway near Lincoln Center, or Adam Crane on W 75th or 76th are both excellent.
From Gennady Filimonov
Posted on September 10, 2005 at 09:33 PM
Also David Segal is terrific!
74 W. 67th St., #1C
New York, New York 10023
Telephone: 212 769-4559
From Fernando Flores
Posted on September 11, 2005 at 02:30 PM
Gregory Singer Fine Violins
80th Street and Broadway
New York, New York

Gregory Singer Violins are the best and most reputable dealers. They also have many wonderful violins in the collection. I highly recommend them.

From George Philips
Posted on September 25, 2005 at 01:39 AM
I would reccomend Dove Buck at 250 W54th. Very meticulous about what he does, and a very nice and honest man too. He will tell you straight up what he thinks, even if it is bad for him. He is a dealer as well, and has a very nice selection of instruments. All the work on my violin has been done by him, and I am immesely satisfied with the quality. Only drawback - can be a little slow due to his drive for absolute perfection. But when you do get your violin back, it plays like a dream.
From Carolyn Ohlbaum
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 09:39 PM
Hi everyone! I am back in NYC again until this Sunday, the 27th. Yesterday, I had to go over to 250 W 54th St. My violin pegs were beginning to stick, especially the one for the A string, and I needed everything fixed because I was going over to Nino's on W 58th St to do some playing with the legendary pianist Irving Fields. I had intended to see Dove Buck, but I was told he is no longer there. So I took the elevator upstairs and went to Salchow. Well, Salchow only deals with bows, so he told me to walk down the hall to Carlos Arcieri. They were very nice at Arcieri's. I am guessing, but I think it may be a family run business. After a very short wait, they fixed my pegs. And they did a beautiful job. I will definitely go back there again without hesitation, and I highly recommend Archieri's to anyone who is in NYC and needs repair work on their violin.
From Marina Fragoulis
Posted on April 25, 2008 at 01:34 PM
Martin Nietzsche - he's amazing. He made me a new bridge recently and my violin hasn't sounded this good ever. He used to work for Morel until recently, and has started his own shop. Everyone I know goes to him. 718-777-5788
From Rae-ann Heinrich
Posted on April 25, 2008 at 05:52 PM
Marina - where is Nietzche located? I googled him but nothing came up. thanks.
From Marina Fragoulis
Posted on April 25, 2008 at 06:21 PM
He's in Queens in the Woodside area. He works in a studio at his home. Give him a call he's a good guy.
From Rae-ann Heinrich
Posted on April 25, 2008 at 08:22 PM
From Nate Robinson
Posted on April 26, 2008 at 02:14 AM
Phillip Perret is excellent. He's in Katonah right near Martha Stewart's estate (which I always drive past going there). Lots of the NY Philharmonic goes to him.
From Bruce Goldstein
Posted on April 26, 2008 at 02:24 PM
FYI Dove Buck was killed in a pedestrian accident several years ago
From Barbara S
Posted on April 26, 2008 at 07:44 PM
Carlos Arcieri's shop is wonderful. I tried several of the better-known shops in NY before going there on the recommendation of my teacher and her daughter, a well-known soloist. I was never disappointed. I had my violin revamped there several times, as well as appraised. Nice people, honest, and rates appropriate (no price gouging).