Muni Strings has a full range of repair and restoration services for violin, viola, cello, and their bows.
All repairs are completed on site by Daniel Muni, a classically trained luthier with 20 years experience and is also an accomplished musician.
Repair consultations are provided free of charge. In the consultation we seek to understand your needs and help you understand the instrument’s needs. We provide you with different options depending on your requirements and fully explain each option in terms of how it will meet those requirements.
Once you decide to have the work completed we will provide a written estimate that will not change except by your request. Even if there are unforeseen problems that we must fix, you will not have any unexpected charge. The price we quote is the price you can expect on the final invoice.
We take great pride in the quality of our work and materials. All repairs are guaranteed to be free of defect in workmanship and materials. If you ever have a problem with our work, please let us know and we will work with you to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Our job is not complete until you are totally satisfied.
Every repair is different and poses unique challenges. For that reason it is difficult to provide exact repair costs without seeing the instrument. An appointment is required for all repair evaluations.
Setups and Tonal Adjustments
A proper setup and tonal adjustment are essential for an instrument to sound its best. Even the best instruments will not live up to their potential if they are not setup and adjusted correctly. An instrument’s setup is the lens through which it is viewed. Even the most beautiful images can be distorted by the wrong lens. In the same way, a poorly adjusted instrument will limit your ability to explore tonal nuances and will limit dynamic contrast. While every instrument has its physical limitations it is our goal to provide a clear picture of the potential within each instrument.
If you need more sound or a different quality of tone but are not ready to invest in a new instrument consider having your instrument professionally setup and adjusted. Once your instrument is setup correctly, it is important to have it routinely adjusted every 6-12 months in order to preserve optimal tone. We provide this service free of charge on instruments that were purchased from Muni Strings.
We offer written appraisals on any instrument or bow purchased from us at no additional cost. Written appraisals for instruments or bows purchased elsewhere are available for $75 per item.
An appointment is required for all appraisals.