About our Workshop
The goal of the Claire Givens Violins workshop is to provide expert technical information and restoration in order to maintain the optimal sound and response from your instrument or bow. We are committed to achieving the highest quality standards in restoration and to communicating clearly with our customers.
The workshop is staffed by four professionally trained and experienced violin makers and includes a full-time bow specialist. Workshop manager Douglas Lay has worked for Givens Violins since 1986. The workshop provides estimates of work needed and maintains a weekly schedule, upholding a reputation for careful, thorough, and high-quality restorations. Our staff members are well known for their discerning ears and ability to assist players in obtaining the best sound and response from their instruments.
Our services include instrument making and repair, restoration, instrument trials, trade-ins, appraisals and insurance statements, and checkups.
Our business hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday through Saturday.