Geo. Heinl & Co. Limited have been selling and providing care of string instruments and accessories for almost a century.
A bow rehair can often be done the same day. As we do not force dry the hair, three to four hours are needed to complete the job. When possible, please phone ahead to make an appointment. In consultation we can also provide restoration of the balance and camber according to your preference. We also offer both a high standard of bow hair, and a finest select bow hair at your request.
Instrument Repairs and Adjustments
Our shop provides appointments for the ongoing maintenance and adjustments of string instruments. For general repairs such as seams to be glued, bridge arching, strings and other maintenance, no appointment is necessary.
For more extensive repairs, calling for an appointment is recommended. We can assess and provide a cost estimate before the repairs are undertaken. In most cases if the repair requires that your instrument be left with us, we can loan an instrument or bow of equal value for the duration of the repair.
Once the shop ensures your instrument is in good seasonal condition, we can arrange an appointment for consultation and further adjustments, to maximize the quality of sound and balance.
School and Institutional Repairs
Our school repair department, headed by Troy Milleker, has been serving and working with teachers for over forty years.
To schedule repairs to fit your time table, please contact Troy at 416-363-0093 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our restoration room has earned international praise for the highest standards used and pioneered in our restoration techniques. Restoring works of art for us is a passion that demands total dedication. We only use materials and procedures that will not compromise the integrity of the art. The care and attention given to accurate and detailed restorations are unsurpassed. Serving the entire violin family and their bows from ancient to modern works, we look forward to discussing your needs in a quiet and private atmosphere.
If you own a fine or vintage piece, please remember that to be an owner is to be a custodian. A custodian has a responsibility to the future generations and that responsibility is to pass on the instrument and bow in as good, or better condition than when received.
Our staff may offer a verbal consultation to assess value and condition, and estimate repairs required for consignment sale for no fee, on a case by case basis. Our verbal appraisals for instruments and bows can provide expert opinion for insurance or estate purposes, by appointment.
Fees For Appraisal
Estate Appraisal : $250.00 per hour (plus expenses)
Condition Report and Expert Opinion : $250.00 per hour (one hour minimum)
Written Appraisal for Insurance Purposes : $120.00 *
Update of Previous Appraisal on File : $84.00
* Note if an instrument is purchased here a written appraisal will be included
Out Of Town or Country
Out of town or out of country clients may begin the discussion by sending detailed photographs, either 35mm or digital jpeg format. Please contact us prior to taking the photographs and we will give you technical advice for best results. Even with high quality photographs, it may be necessary to ship the items for final study before a proper appraisal can be given.
SEND PHOTOGRAPHS TO:
Geo. Heinl & Co. Ltd.
201 Church St.