Bridges and Bows offers reasonably priced student violins and more advanced instruments for players of all ages and ages and sizes. We carry a selection of violins that include newer factory-made, antique hand-made, and violins made by a Massachusetts luthier. We currently have a full line of Eastman violins (140/305/401/601), violas (100/305), and Cellos (80/200/305) in stock, as well as violins from Revelle, Scott Cao, and older German violins and violas for a more mature sound.
Also available are rare John Friedrich (1903), August Germunder (1876), and Eduardo Lopes (1984) violins, as well as a powerful Robert Dolling (1920) viola.
We also are interested in talking with people who have old violins that they have come across and would like to know more about, and can give a verbal appraisal or recommend a qualified written appraiser. We have had great success buying older violins that aren't being played and finding them new homes, and take great joy knowing that instruments can play on with new life!
We are the exclusive dealer of CodaBow in the greater Westford area. We carry a full line of CodaBows as Revelle Carbon Fiber bows in stock for violin. And we have a selection of carbon fiber viola and cello bows as well.
Also available are the highest quality old pernumbuco bows from Jean Bouvin, Marco Raposo, John Brasil, Adolph Berger, and viola bows from WE Dorfler (silver mounted), and Walter Mettal
Simple adjustments, assembly, string changes, tailpiece changes and tune ups can be done here at the shop on the same day, and more difficult work is usually done within a week.
We offer bridge carving, seam gluing, soundpost carving and adjustment, peg work, fingerboard planing, crack repair, neck angle adjustment, and many other repairs.
We offer full-service bow rehairing, replacement of windings, leather wraps, tips, adjustment of camber, and restoration of the stick of the bow.
Feel free to call or visit us to discuss your needs.