Much of my workshop time is spent in the restoration, repair and adjustment of instruments and bows. As well as working on the instruments in my own collection, I offer dedicated and sympathetic restoration of violins, violas, 'cellos and fine bows for individual musicians.

Services include:

  • Set Up  
  • Tonal Adjustment  
  • Bow Rehairs 
  • Bow Repairs and Restorations
  • A full range of repairs, from a small crack to a full restoration, all carried out with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.

My aim is always to maintain the integrity, beauty and function of historic and fine instruments. 

I can also provide assessment and valuation of instruments and bows.

It’s always a pleasure to visit Paul. He is an excellent Luthier, whose workmanship is of the highest quality. From the simplest of repairs and set ups to extensive renovations, I have always been delighted with the results and would happily recommend him to anyone.
— Nigel Broadbent, Violinist LSO
I can’t recommend Paul Balmer highly enough. His commitment before and after sales is excellent. A warm, relaxed and friendly welcome allows you to try the instruments at your ease. My Gagliano is sounding wonderful!
— Lynn Cook, Violinist, London