Bow rehair and repair

Bow rehair services

Mayim Alpert has specialized in bow rehair and repair for more than 5 years. Over this time he has tried many suppliers' bow hair and determined that only the best will satisfy a discerning customer.

 

Alpert & Kallinen is proud to offer Michael Sowden's Mongolian bow hair, sorted and cleaned to perfection by Sowden himself in Yorkshire, England. This bow hair is claimed by many to be the finest in the world!

We also offer a standard quality Siberian bow hair, which is a bit thinner and rougher in structure. It is excellent for bass and cello bows as well as fiddlers' bows and student bows. Black horse hair is available at the same price.

Prices for violin, viola and cello bows:

Professional rehair: 90€

Student rehair: 75€

Contrabass bows use nearly twice the hair and simply take more time, so bass bow rehairs cost 105€ for the professional quality hair and 90€ with student quality.

Baroque bows are also welcome and treated in an appropriate manner - baroque and older period bows usually require significantly less hair than modern bows, but are m​ore challenging to rehair perfectly due to the lack of slide and ferrule in the frog.

an even hank of hair
an even hank of hair

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tip plate needs repair
tip plate needs repair

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identification
identification

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an even hank of hair

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Bow repair and restoration

sound post patches and more
sound post patches and more

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corner before
corner before

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bourlier - neck block removed
bourlier - neck block removed

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sound post patches and more

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In addition to a perfect ribbon of fine horse hair, the rehair process always includes a full cleaning of the bow, checking that all parts are healthy and advice on bow maintenance, a light polish on the stick, and lubrication of the screw and slide with appropriate lubricants. 

Finest quality horsehair and attention to detail. Thumb leathers, silver wraps, tip plates - all in highest quality in a style agreed with you.