Bow rehair in Dallas

September 15, 2005 at 09:21 PM · Does anyone know of a place to get a good bow rehair in Dallas? The place I've been going to is really far off and I'd like to find a closer place.

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September 16, 2005 at 07:09 AM · Hello,

I would recommend going to Jay Rury Violin Shop in Dallas. He does fine work and is reasonable. The address is:

Jay Rury Violin Shop

606 B East 10th Street

Dallas, Texas 75203

Phone: 214-941-5681

Hope this helps.

September 16, 2005 at 05:11 PM · Thanks!

September 16, 2005 at 05:51 PM · Hey Candace,

there is also:

J & A Beare Violin Dealers

Dallas, Texas

Phone: (214)521-6778


September 22, 2005 at 09:13 PM · Jay Rury and Wayne Burak (next to Arlington Stadium) (817) 801-6700 are both very good.

hope this helps.


September 19, 2007 at 10:00 PM · Dallas is a pretty big place... I'm in Plano, and there are two good luthiers nearby who do a good job of rehairing. Muse Music at Parker and Independence (behind Half-Price Books), and Cadenza Violins at Coit and Legacy (near Sprouts).

September 20, 2007 at 12:39 PM · Hi, Candace. I've had good success with J & A Beare (Oak Lawn area) and Jay Rury (in Richardson). Good luck!

J & A Beare Violin Dealers

3303 Lee Parkway Suite 110

Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: (214) 521-6778

Jay Rury

1251 S. Sherman Street, Suite 105

Richardson, Texas 75081


September 20, 2007 at 12:50 PM · Ha! I just looked at the old responses, and I see that Beare and Jay have already been recommended. And yes, Wayne Burak is good, too. Please note that Jay Rury has recently moved his business to Richardson; the address on E. 10th St. mentioned in a previous response is no longer valid. See

September 20, 2007 at 02:37 PM · Beare's no longer does any repairwork in Dallas and actually never did bow rehairs in the past. They recommended Michael Sherrif. The ph # I have is 817-419-0353. He apparently used to work in the Salchow shop in NYC.

September 21, 2007 at 01:45 PM · Moot point, I suppose, but Beare's in Dallas did rehair my bow on several occasions in the past.

October 11, 2007 at 08:06 PM · Mike Sherrif does amazing/quality bow rehairs. He has been rehairing my bows now for ten years. He works in Arlington at the Mr. E's Music store on Cooper and Arbrook, right across from the Parks Mall.

October 12, 2007 at 02:26 AM · You should give Joshua Waybright a call or email. He is in Allen and does really good work. or 972-747-8270.

I have used Joshua in the past and I really like his work.

December 23, 2009 at 02:40 AM ·

I highly recommend Joshua Waybright for all violin/bow needs. He is a luthier and master restorer who used to work for Beare's and now has a business of his own. His bow rehair as well as all kinds of violin and bow repair/restoration are simply superb. Besides being a top-notch expert in the field, he loves what he does and has vast knowledge. He is incredibly honest and provides fantastic quality at most reasonable fees.

Julia Bushkova

Professor of Violin, UNT


December 23, 2009 at 03:18 AM ·

 I second the recommendation for Mr. Waybright! My teacher (who lives in Virginia) trusts only Mr. Waybright with her fiddle/bows!

September 6, 2012 at 02:56 PM · My name is Vincent J Lour Blanc. I am back in the Dallas area and I am doing bow re-hairs and repairs.I have the finest horse hair I can buy and offer prices that are lower than other shops. I hae done bow work at Williamson Music, Wayne Burak and Assoc., Brook Mays Music, and for myself for over 22 years. I can graft and repair tip damage and other complicated repairs. I can re-camber any bow. I am also a bow maker. You can find my website at: or call me at 214-636-8766

I re-hair bows that are mailed to me in bulk quantity. Thank You

September 21, 2012 at 08:22 PM · Try They are in Carrollton Texas

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