Setting up an instrument for optimum performance requires extensive knowledge and skill.
In the Southern Hemisphere, our workshop is recognised as a leader in string instrument set-up.
Over the years we have cared for many fine instruments, including those played by leading soloists from throughout the world.
Excellent set-up enables each instrument to reach its full potential. A well set up instrument will facilitate ease and comfort in the player with allows for the development of excellent technique.
To set up an instrument we do the following
plane the fingerboard for optimal dip and curvature
replace the top nut to facilitate correct string height and spacing
cut and fit the sound-post
cut and fit an Antonio Strings bridge
fit and adjust the pegs
adjust the tailpiece length
select strings that compliment the instrument
We may carry out a number of additional adjustments, before an item meets our standard for sales