Extensive Violin Repairs, NYC, COVID 19 Era
My Beloved Instrument had an unfortunate accident, falling on its belly while fully stringed. It has a few long cracks on the left side of the top, though no soundpost cracks. That was an incredible sad day, to the point I was distressed, distracted, unfocused, and crying for a while.
Anyone in NYC knows of currently "open" luthiers/shops that would be willing to help on appointment during these extraordinary times? I need expert help, but also some open-mindedness about working on a "no name", Mirecourt instrument. I expect many shops would rather not work on it, given previous experiences in the City while seeking minor repair work. But this violin is more than important to me, having the sound I love, and being my Life Companion for many years-It's not just a musical tool.
Thanks so much for your understanding, and any possible help. Be well, and stay safe. Keep practicing, and making the music you love.
If you are willing to drive to Connecticut there is Timothy Johnson. http://www.timothyjohnsonluthier.com/
I am very very sorry to hear about your accident. The range of emotions that you described is how I would feel, too!
Some of the higher-end shops are open by appointment, I know, and still have one luthier working in their workshop doing repairs.
I too am sorry to hear of your accident. I cannot offer any advice but am interested in the name of the place in NJ as that is close to me and would like it for future reference. Hope you don’t mind my asking and good luck in your hunt
Try calling a shop that you would normally go to. While shops may not be officially open, many will have someone there from time to time to take in instruments, and then pass them along to employees who are working from home.
my luthier is in upper west side by 90th st. lukas wronski. i went to 2 luthiers before him with a cosmetic damage and lukas by far did the best job in repair with a affordable price. i highly recommend him, he is very flexible so i'm sure he will take you on appointment.
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