Tulsa Strings is renowned for expert repair & restoration.   We provide all the necessary services for string players including set-ups & adjustments for violin, viola, cello, and bass, bow rehairs & repairs.   We are the choice for teachers, students, and professional players both regionally and nationally.  All of our repair work is guaranteed.   We offer free adjustments and checkups as part of our warranty on instruments and bows we sell. Our instrument repairs are done with accuracy and care using traditional repair methods to achieve the optimum tonal response and structural health for your instrument.    

Luthier is a fine art, combining traditions that span centuries and continents.   Many of our instruments share much of that history, and often bare scars of  wear, and un-trained repairmen.   Our goal is to provide strings players with high quality work on their instruments using traditional repair techniques while preserving them for future generations.

 
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Jacob Mehlhouse- Certified Luthier - over 20 years experience

Degree in Violin Repair from Red Wing, MN Minnesota State Southeast Technical College with Lisbeth Nelson Butler at the Red Wing Violin Repair School.

After finishing my studies at Red Wing in 2000, I moved to Tulsa to be the shop foreman and trained repairman for the Tulsa Violin Shop.

My training continued with different shops and repairman including Amos Hargrave, Horacio Piniero, and most importantly the players.

Tulsa Strings was opened in 2008 in Midtown Tulsa. Repair and restoration are the most important part of my business. I am trained and experienced in all repairs and restorations for the violin family instruments and bows. Contact me, or visit if you have an instrument needing repair or simply want it checked over.

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Cat Autrey - Certified Luthier

Cat is a graduate of Red Wing Violin Repair School, class of 2016 that studied under Lisbeth Nelson Butler in Red Wing, Minnesota. She is a Tulsa native and Union High School graduate.

Since beginning at Tulsa Strings in 2016 Cat has provided her expertise with instrument and bow repair, setups, and instrument making. Cat has a passion for the history and art of luthiery. Attention to detail and meticulous accuracy make her an invaluable part of the Tulsa Strings workshop. Cat also plays with the local community orchestra on violin at TCC.

Bow Rehair-

Violin - $50

Viola - $50

Cello - $60

Bass - $80 (Salt & Pepper + $20)

Same day “express” rehair available by appointment only and is $20 extra.

Bow Repair

Leather/Reptile Thump Grip - $30+

Nickel Silver Wire Wrap with leather - $80+

Sterling Silver Wire Wrap with leather - $120+

Recamber - $40-$100

Replace Tip Plate -

Plastic - Violin/Viola-$60 Cello-$80 Bass-$100

Imitation Ivory - Violin/viola-$80 Cello-$100 Bass-$120

Bone - violin/viola-$100 Cello-$120 bass-$140

Mastodon/sterling - Violin/viola-150+ cello-$170+ bass-$200+

Written Appraisal - $40

Instrument Repairs

Replace Ebony Saddle - $40

Replace Ebony Nut - 30

lower nut - $10-$20

replace bass bar - $300-$500+

Soundpost patch (top) - $500+

Neck Graft - $1500+

Reset violin neck - $400-$600+

bush pegs - $300+

Spiral Bushings - $60/peg

bass endpin instal starts at $140

replace bottom block - $400-$600

Thin Violin neck - $80-$100

Bridges (starting price)

Violin $60

Viola $70

cello - $100

bass - $150 (250 with adjusters)

soundposts

violin - $30

viola - $40

cello - $60

bass - $80