Vegter Violins provides specialist string instrument restoration services, working with antique instruments up to 400 years old


As string instruments specialists with over 30 years of experience, Vegter Violins provides quality restoration services on all old and antique string instruments.
If you have an old violin that you want to get restored to its former glory, we can help. We offer full restoration services on old and antique violins, violas, and cellos.
Alongside our full restoration services, we also offer general servicing on old instruments to ensure that they are kept in good shape and working optimally in terms of structure and sound. If you’re unsure of whether or not your instrument needs to be restored, simply drop it into our workshop today for an expert opinion free of charge. We will never work on an instrument that we don’t think will benefit from restoration works to ensure you don’t waste your time or money on unnecessary services.

To book an instrument restoration service including antique violin restoration, get in touch with the team today to book a slot

Comprehensive Instrument Restoration Services

  • Violin, Viola & Cello Restoration

  • Antique Instrument Restoration

  • Bow Restoration

  • Expert Advice & Recommendations

Restoration FAQ

  • Where can I find antique violin restoration near me?

    Vegter Violins provides restoration services from our workshop in Cork City, with customers visiting from across the country to avail of our services.

  • How much does it cost to restore an antique instrument?

    The price of antique instrument restoration varies depends on many factors and is impossible to estimate without our expert physically examining the instrument. For example, a Neck Grafts €950 which includes a new Fingerboard, re-setting the Neck into the Body and Varnish retouch – this will sometimes also need a new Pegs, new Bridge, new Soundpost etc. Get in touch with our team at Vegter Violins today to arrange a free quote for your antique violin restoration.

  • Is an old violin worth more than a new one?

    An old violin is not necessarily worth more than a new one. Labels inserted into a violin are generally “False Labels” and should not be used to determine the provenance of a violin. A number of factors come into play when putting a value on an old violin like how old is it, was it made in a recognised workshop by a known maker or was it a “workshop instrument”, was it a trade instrument made for the student market or was it made for the professional market? For example, we have many antique German and French instruments from before 1920 for sale between €2000 to €3000. We also have a number of new violins by Cork makers for sale between €5000 and €10000. If you would like to know more about the value of your violin, contact our team today who can carry out an official appraisal.