School Repairs

Bob Murphy’s Violin Shop’s school repairs program has been serving Long Island’s public schools for over 40 years. Our customers currently include 12 large districts throughout Nassau and Suffolk, and that number continues to grow every year. Our success has been possible due to a unique combination of quality, service, and word-of-mouth testimonials by our highly satisfied clients. Since 1976, Bob Murphy has perfected his abilities in the art of restoring fine Stringed instruments and continually passes on his decades-long experience and knowledge to a new generation of artisans. The same people service our district customers’ instruments, allowing for an incredibly high standard of workmanship with quick turnaround times and competitive prices. Numerous prestigious districts’ music directors have lauded and recommended our services; please call for testimonials.

Our repair program is a complete, full-service operation. We will personally pick up your instruments from each of your schools, to ensure that they are transported to our premises with the utmost care and protection. All instruments then undergo a full inspection to reveal any hidden cracks or wear ETC; if neglected, such damage may expand further and jeopardize the usability/ playability of the instrument. Our bridges are custom-fit/cut to each instrument and receive the same professional woodworking and craftsmanship that adorn our showroom instruments.

Furthermore, every Bridge cut in our shop is fire branded by the craftsman who made it. We only use high-quality student strings from esteemed manufacturers such as D’Addario Bowed, and professional-level fittings such as composite tailpieces, carbon endpins, and solid ebony pegs. And once all repairs are complete, they will be driven back to their respective schools, ready to serve their students in music-making once more.

Our shop also features an excellent line of in-house instruments: Winfield Thomas. These instruments are imported from the finest foreign workshops with numerous pedigrees for quality; they receive a full in-house inspection and set up by our professional craftsmen. We hold our brand to an exceeding standard, only placing the Winfield Thomas label in instruments that are guaranteed to bring decades of reliable, enjoyable music-making to its players. We offer excellent bulk discounts to our school district customers, which bring reliable, long-lasting instruments that look as beautiful as they sound at an affordable price.

It would be our pleasure to discuss our services in detail at your convenience. Please feel free to call us at (631) 549-4510 (ask for Rob or Bob) or email us at stringsandbowsny@gmail.com or feel free to stop by and see our operation in person. We would be delighted to work with you!