LARS Violins is nestled in a studio in North East PA, and is owned and operated by David Lars. I hope that you'll look through my pages and see for yourself what my work entails.
It is a fully functional shop where I repair and restore, violins, violas and cellos. I don't do repair work on double basses; (some emergency work may be an exception). I was apprenticed in two violin shops where I learned the luthier craft and have been practicing for nearly twenty yrs.
While comfortable with almost all repairs, I find surface restoration work to be the most satisfying; matching varnish, grafting worn down sides, cleaning and regluing dark cracks, are some of the skills I can offer.
On the next page I'll take you through some work from start to finish; and also some pictorial views of everyday work that most frequents the shop. Also, the shop has a small assortment of instruments for sale or rent.
I also have a back round in orchestral playing and may be of help to a player with his or her needs of a certain sound or feel that they want out of a violin or bow.
You'll also find a pricing guide page.