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Bow Rehair and Repair Service

from £75.00 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK

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No tube required
More than 55 in stock
Tube required
More than 55 in stock


If you live in a remote area or have difficulty finding a good rehair we have the solution. We can rehair your bow to the highest standard with top quality white hair.

We have many professional players who use our service and we are confident you will be very impressed with the results. The effect of a good rehair on tone production can be quite substantial.

Other repairs are also available, prices below. Please call to order additional items.

How it works; place your order according to whether you need a tube or not. We will send you a special tube and/or a label enabling you to forward your bow to our workshop. We recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery. Forms will be enclosed. When the work is complete your bow will be returned to you by Special Delivery (included in the price) in 7-10 days. Please call us on 01784 473 985 if you require further details or advice.


Product specifications

  • Other bow servicing: return postage is an additional £9 total per bow if a rehair is not ordered at the same time.
  • Example prices:
  • Leather thumb grip - £48
  • Solid silver lapping and leather thumb grip - £120
  • For other work e.g. screw and eye, head face etc. please enquire for a guide price.

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17/07/2015 11:22

Keen Amateur

Good service, would use again
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great service - quick, hassle free and very clear instructions

Cons: No way to track the status of the shipment back from the workshop. It was close to over the 5 days expected to receive the bow back and I was worried about it getting lost. It was all ok, as expected, but would be good to have peace of mind. Perhaps a call/email from the workshop when the bow is sent back so we know when to expect it.

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16/11/2015 15:40
Saltash, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

First class bow rehair
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Quick and reliable service with an excellent rehair

Cons: Would be nice to be told of return shipment by email so that can plan to in to receive package.

Other: My cello bow is now a joy to use

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22/04/2017 08:24
South West, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very convenient & good workmanship. Recommended
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This was very convenient for me and I felt confident that the bow was going to someone who would know what they were doing and it wouldn't be a "cowboy" kind of job. The tube arrived quickly and it was a simple process to insert the bow into the tube. I did pad it out with some kitchen roll at each end to stop the bow moving too much during transit. The destination label was enclosed in the tube along with clear instructions about what to do. I put the bow in, sealed the tube, stuck the label on and took it to the local post office - simple. When it came back it was wrapped in a long piece of bubble wrap inside the tube which was good - perhaps this could be put in the empty tube first so that the bow can be wrapped more safely for the outward journey?

Cons: As other reviewers have said I would have liked to know when the bow was on its way back because I was out on the day when delivery was attempted and then the sorting office was not open the next day to collect the bow and we had to wait all over the bank holiday. Knowing the arrival day would be good. The service was not as quick as some other people have experienced and I was starting to worry. I could see that the bow had arrived at the destination because I used Special Delivery and could see a signature (squiggle) on the Royal Mail website but no idea when it started its return journey.

Other: The bow is for my son - as soon as he started to play with it the sound was a vast improvement on what it had been like before. It now has a much richer sound and makes the cello sing out, even in places where it had previously sounded scratchy. There was no need to add more rosin so he was able to start playing straight away. I would definitely use this service again and would recommend it. I have another son with a violin - not sure if the price is the same for a much smaller bow? Guess I'll find out when it needs rehairing but I hope it is less.

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13/11/2017 15:07
Sidmouth, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent cello bow re-hairing service

Pros: Excellent and prompt service; clear instructions and helpful labels etc Very pleased with the 'new' bow: repair and general smartening up

Cons: None

Other: As with all my contacts with The String Zone, this was a trouble-free, efficient and highly helpful experience.

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11/05/2017 13:46
East Grinstead, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Bow rehair excellent service and quality.

Pros: Superbly packaged. The work has been carried out to an excellent standard. I am very happy and highly recommend this service. The hair is of exceptional quality. This is great value for money.

Cons: None

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02/03/2017 17:39
Falmouth, United Kingdom


Excellent bow repair!

Pros: Excellent service, was a bit worried about sending my bow in the tube but was very straightforward to do. No criticisms at all. Will definitely use this service in future.

Cons: Nothing.

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11/08/2016 12:35
Torpoint, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent service

Pros: Brilliant service. I posted the bow in its sturdy tube on a Monday and received it back by post the following Thursday.

Cons: Nothing!

Other: As might be expected, there is a noticeable improvement in tone/sound

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MR Alexander Jonathan Bruce
19/07/2016 17:46
St. Leonards-On-Sea, United Kingdom


Repairing and Rehairing service is excellent.

Pros: Did exactly what was needed and more.. An easy process to return the bow and returned with the bow repaired and rehaired to a high standard.

Cons: none

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