String Instrument Works in NY

Specializing in restoration, repair, building, & appraisals

When it comes to your string instruments, you owe it to yourself to work with the best in New York. David Bonsey is an award-winning violin maker and has been making violins for over 3 decades. We can help you with all of your violin and fine string instrument needs – from string instrument appraisal services to repair and restoration services. Please view our short service list below to read more about our specialties. If you have a question or a special request, please feel free to contact us using the contact form on the right.

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Fine String Instrument Sales

Violins, Violas, Cellos and Bows

We specialize in sales of rare and superior fine string instruments such as violins, violas and cellos. We also sell excellent bows for all three instruments. If you’re in New York and you’re looking for excellent string instruments, please take a moment to visit us or give us a call to learn about our inventory.

David Bonsey restoring a beautiful violin from the late 1800's in New York NY

Fine Repair / Restoration

Expert repair and restoration services

We offer all external and internal repairs including cosmetic work. When it comes to your instrument, you want to work with the best. Experience the difference of working with professional musicians who have over 35 years of experience. Contact us today to tell us about your needs and get a free quote on your project!

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Instrument Setup

Done right the first time

As a professional musician, you understand the importance of a properly setup instrument. If you need professional assistance with your setup, you need David Bonsey Fine Violins – A fine bridge, a sound post with a precise fit and position, a dressed finger board and pegs that function smoothly. Contact us to learn more.

Violin sound adjustment services from David Bonsey Fine Violins

Sound Adjustment

Get that perfect sound

We understand how important it is for you to get exceptional sound and quality out of your instrument every time you play it – whether it’s a violin, viola, or cello, we can help you get the most our of your string instrument. All of our sound adjustments are done in the shop with you and your instrument with your satisfaction guaranteed. Contact us today for more info.

David Bonsey offers unparalleled violin appraisal servies

Expert Appraisals

14 years as Director of Musical Instrument Auctions

David Bonsey has been a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers since 1996. He is one of only two Certified Members of the Appraiser’s Association of America for string Instruments and is an Independent Appraiser for leading Banks and Insurance companies for String Instruments. There’s no one more qualified to appraise your instrument. Contact us today.