© McHugh Violins 2020
For all of your orchestral stringed instrument needs…

SERVICES

Restorations and Rehairs

We undertake instrument repairs from simple tasks to major restorations, here in our own workshops. Everyday repairs might include bridges, fingerboard dressings and edge gluing. We can rebuild edges and do touch-in varnish where necessary to bring back a polished look. Longer term repairs include major crack repairs, top-off restorations, block replacement or neck grafts. Scroll repairs including bushings are common. In the same way, we undertake bow rehairs and restorations. We’re able to straighten sticks, replace leather wraps, renew silver or gold wire windings, and replace abalone inserts. These days, broken heads can be soundly repaired, although it tends to be done only on nicer quality sticks to justify the cost. Our bow rehairs always include a thorough stick cleaning to remove rosin build-up, and metal tarnish on the frog mountings. Of course we replace tip plates which so often become cracked. We have a selection of materials from which to choose; Mastodon is the closest to real ivory, which of course we can no longer use. Two new materials are in common use which should finally put an end to the tiny cracks seen in bow head mortices. Tip Armor is a white carbon graphite-type material, very tough, but can be difficult to work with. Elforyn is a newer material which has a softness to be easily formed, and is more easily cut. It finishes nicely, and I’m quite impressed. We will be using more as time goes on.

Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses

We offer a wide selection of new and used instruments that are available for a short period of approval from our shop. In this way, the teacher and student can assess things at their own pace, in their own surroundings.

Bows

These days, we do seem to sell many more carbon graphite bows, and it’s probably for good reason. The manufacturing process can be determined a little more finely, and above all, the products stay straight! Of course, we have some lovely pernambuco wood bows also, starting with the nickel mounted handmade Brazilian bows. The range continues through silver mounted older fine bows for professional players.

Accessories and Strings

We try hard to sell the best quality products, always at nationally competitive prices. We stock cases by BAM, Bobelock, Tonarelli, Core and others. We offer Pirastro, Thomastik, Larsen, Jargar, and D’Addario strings - all at similar prices to those you’ll find online.
McHugh Violins 1626 Geo Washington Blvd Wichita, Kansas 67211 look@mcfiddles.com
McFiddles
© McHugh Violins 2020

SERVICES

Restorations and Rehairs

We undertake instrument repairs from simple tasks to major restorations, here in our own workshops. Everyday repairs might include bridges, fingerboard dressings and edge gluing. We can rebuild edges and do touch-in varnish where necessary to bring back a polished look. Longer term repairs include major crack repairs, top-off restorations, block replacement or neck grafts. Scroll repairs including bushings are common. In the same way, we undertake bow rehairs and restorations. We’re able to straighten sticks, replace leather wraps, renew silver or gold wire windings, and replace abalone inserts. These days, broken heads can be soundly repaired, although it tends to be done only on nicer quality sticks to justify the cost. Our bow rehairs always include a thorough stick cleaning to remove rosin build-up, and metal tarnish on the frog mountings. Of course we replace tip plates which so often become cracked. We have a selection of materials from which to choose; Mastodon is the closest to real ivory, which of course we can no longer use. Two new materials are in common use which should finally put an end to the tiny cracks seen in bow head mortices. Tip Armor is a white carbon graphite-type material, very tough, but can be difficult to work with. Elforyn is a newer material which has a softness to be easily formed, and is more easily cut. It finishes nicely, and I’m quite impressed. We will be using more as time goes on.

Violins, Violas, Cellos and

Basses

We offer a wide selection of new and used instruments that are available for a short period of approval from our shop. In this way, the teacher and student can assess things at their own pace, in their own surroundings.

Bows

These days, we do seem to sell many more carbon graphite bows, and it’s probably for good reason. The manufacturing process can be determined a little more finely, and above all, the products stay straight! Of course, we have some lovely pernambuco wood bows also, starting with the nickel mounted handmade Brazilian bows. The range continues through silver mounted older fine bows for professional players.

Accessories and Strings

We try hard to sell the best quality products, always at nationally competitive prices. We stock cases by BAM, Bobelock, Tonarelli, Core and others. We offer Pirastro, Thomastik, Larsen, Jargar, and D’Addario strings - all at similar prices to those you’ll find online.
McFiddles
Home of McHugh Violins 1626 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita, Kansas USA
HOURS: Weekdays, Noon - 5:30pm Note: we’ll be closed on 5/27…sorry!