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Newtons' workshop offers a comprehensive list of services for both orchestral string players and guitarists. We have two repairers; Emma Newton and Dante Zufolo, formally of Malcolm Tysoe.

The workshop is accessible during the week via appointment.


 
Emma Newton

Emma has worked in repair for over 25 years. Her knowledge has been learnt and absorbed through being in and around the workshop since childhood. Emma watched her father work and was able to undertake small repairs from a very young age, she grew up with tools and wood becoming a natural part of her environment and has developed an intuition for finding and repairing faults. Emma is also able to advise on instrument values and assess them for sale. As well as undertaking repairs Emma makes bespoke electric guitars and violins, a selection of which can be seen for sale in store and on the website.


 
Dante Zufolo

Dante graduated with Distinction in guitar building from both Manchester College of Art and Technology (MANCAT) and Merton College in London. He has restored and repaired stringed instruments for over fifteen years in South East London, including many years for Malcolm Tysoe Music as well as other local music shops. Dante undertakes all facets of violin repair and restoration, all members of the orchestral string family as well as mandolins and guitar. He also builds guitars and mandolins for select, discerning clients on a commission basis.
Costs and Quotes for Instrument Repairs

Estimates for instrument repair are FREE and can often be given on the spot, although occasionally we need to take a longer look to make full assessment. All instruments purchased from stock can be adjusted to your liking at no extra cost – this FREE service is offered to you for a period of 3 months following purchase.

We are able to provide valuations for insurance as well as current retail selling prices. And can provide you with a list of recommended insurance brokers.


 


 
A Guide to Standard Pricing:

    •    Violin bridge (new) from £39
    •    Cello bridge (new) from £89
    •    Violin set up (new - purchased elsewhere) from £39
    •    Bow re-hair from £40
    •    Crack gluing (externally) from £25
    •    Varnish chip repairs from £20
    •    Cello neck re-glue from £89


We only use the best quality replacement parts and finishing products.