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Stringers of Edinburgh & London

7, York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB and 99, Lisson Grove, London, NW1 6UP, London, United Kingdom
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With venues in central Edinburgh and London, Stringers offers a comprehensive service to all players from beginner to professional.


Dear Customers and friends, Our long awaited new workshop is now open and we are delighted to announce three new appointments at Stringers. JUDITH BLACKWELL has joined us as full time restorer of fine stringed instruments, and head of our Edinburgh workshop. Previously head of workshop at Guiviers in central London, Judith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Scotland and she has a particular interest in set up and sound adjustment - to ensure that every instrument gives optimum quality of tone and projection. Consultation for instrument checks and sound adjustments are available by appointment. ALESSANDRA PARADISO joins us from Italy as full time professional bow restorer for our Edinburgh workshop. Alessandra has worked on professional level bows in Italy, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. She uses premium quality horsehair and is happy to carry out same day rehairs. Alessandra is keen to discuss individual requirements with players prior to carrying out rehairs / restoration. As an introduction to these two eminent restorers we are offering the following to all string players throughout February: . Free 20 minute consultation appointment / instrument check with Judith Blackwell . A 10% discount on all rehairs with Alessandra Paradiso Please phone for an appointment. NB: PHILIP THURLOE is now concentrating on valuation, provenance and assessment of fine bows. He is also writing a book on bows and bow makers. Philip will be in the shop for 2 days each week. Please phone to make an appointment for valuation / advice. STUART REID joins us from The Newark School of Violin making where he graduated with Distinction. He received four awards from the RAB trust before joining Stringers as a full time member of staff in 2015. Stuart is also a maker of violins, violas and cellos which he enjoys alongside his repair and restoration work at Stringers.


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