• All repairs to violins, violas, cellos and double basses
  • Bow rehairs and repairs
  • Strings and accessories sold
  • Valuations for insurance and probate
  • All instruments carefully set up for ease of playing
  • Overnight and weekend repairs often possible
  • Postal service for repairs and accessories
  • Instruments and bows bought and sold
  • Author of Violin repair techniques in The Strad December 1979

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Now in stock - real Pernambuco bows from Sousa Bows (Brazil) - excellent quality - see here.

Available from £100 (UK next day delivery) is the Acoustic Enhancer Mk2a with an interchangeable base
for use on violin, viola, cello, double bass to improve the response of new or rested instruments in a week or so.

Version for Acoustic Guitar or Mandolin available here...

Featured in 'Accessories 2013' (The Strad October 2013) and 'Product of the Month' (The Strad April 2010).

Reviewed in the Strings Magazine
by senior editor
Greg Olwell
What exactly does it do? Let's see the evidence.

One Mk2a vibrator and four bases cover the whole family.

Pay by Credit/Debit card without a PayPal account ...


Not near Harrogate? Why not post your violin or bow for repair? It will usually cost under £10 and you will recover that on my repair charges - much lower than in the south.

So your cello neck's broken? It can be mended: I know how.

You want a student instrument which is set up to play easily? Try me.

Not sure if your child will persevere? Why not hire an instrument until you're certain?

You want the best price in a London auction house? I placed an Italian violin which fetched £30,000.

I've repaired a cello for a professional. It came in at 10.30pm on Saturday after a gig and was in his hands again 10 hours later when he left Harrogate on the train.

A double bass on tour with an Australian orchestra was repaired in six hours .


Acoustic Enhancer Mk2a £100 (incl. violin base and UK p&p)
to £155 (incl. double bass base, mains adapter
and non-UK p&p)


Acoustic Enhancer Mk2a for Guitar or Mandolin
from £105 (including UK p&p)



| Acoustic Enhancer | Repairs | Hints | For sale | Contact | updated 24-Feb-2020