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Brass, Strings & More

As well as our regular guitar setups and woodwind services, we also offer string and violin repairs as well as brass instrument overhauls.


Brass instrument repair has been a feature of the Booths workshop from day one. It involves valve honing, easing of tricky slides, replacement of corks and felts, everything that’s essential to confident playing. Brass instruments that are regularly repaired or serviced include trumpets, cornets, euphoniums, french horns, tubas and more.

VIOLIN REPAIRS - SETUPS (with personal string choice)

Violin, Viola and ‘Cellos are all chromatically easier to play if set up properly. We also undertake sound post positioning, all forms of restoration and maintainence etc. See our tips on violin maintenance.

BOW REHAIR – (We only advise rehairing more expensive bows these days, using only the finest horse hair and professional technique).

Our violin repairs workshop is now home to William Davy products, our latest advanced violins. Described as producing instruments of grand rich and of mellow tone, William Davy was a Bolton-based violin maker from the early 1900s. Davy in fact practised his skill in a small room along Churchbank in the town centre on almost the exact same site as our current repair workshop. The locality of the William Davy workshop and the history surrounding the man himself has naturally been a point of interest for various generations of the Booths Music team; in 2015 we thought it was high time the brand name was rekindled.

We would be happy to advise as best we can on any instrument repairs or service enquiries that you may have. Please pop in store, call 01204 522908 or fill in the enquiry form below to get in touch about violin repairs, setups or anything else for the workshop.

Recent Reviews

After buying a second hand trumpet elsewhere, I took it into the shop and had it cleaned and serviced by Tony, who did an excellent job with it for a very reasonable price. He even took it back into his workshop at no extra cost, a week or so later, when one of the valves was sticking again - and I have had no problems with it since!
Alex Goulding
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"My six year old flute was beginning to sound breathy and it was getting hard to play top notes clearly (I thought it was me). Tony serviced my flute last week. It sounds like a brand new flute! It sings again 🎶. Tony replaced a faulty key pad and sorted out the cork mechanism which was moving around. Thank you so much. I’ll be back again next year for its next service 🙂"
Alison Fieldhouse
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Instrument Collection Service

Instrument repairs with the convenience of pick-up and return.

Pickup and return days are currently the mornings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the service is available for those in Bolton and its surrounding areas. Please click below for more information.

Enquire About a Repair or Setup

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    Bolton Instrument Repairs

    Booths Music instrument repairs take place at our town centre workshop in conjunction with Studio Circle Office Space.

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