Our workshop operates by appointment for all instrument and bow repair and restoration, and availability is limited. Because each player and instrument is unique, we prefer to have a conversation with you to discuss your individual needs and answer any questions you may have. We invite you to call us at 617-262-0051 (ext. 655) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss scheduling an appointment.
As a comprehensive string shop, Carriage House Violins offers a wide range of services to our clients through every step of the instrument selection process.
Melos Baroque Viola Tenor Viol Rosin is superb for use with period instruments using gut strings. This Baroque version rosin is stickier than rosin for their modern counterparts. Melos founder Christos Sykiotis, himself a cellist, explains it this way: "The gut string sounds not easy as a metallic string. We shouldn't press the bow in order to play so we need a stickier rosin to play easy." Melos rosins are made in small batches from Greek pine resin and other natural ingredients.