The StringWorks Setup™

Assuring every violin, viola, and cello performs to its full potential

Few realize how significant a professional, high quality setup is when assuring that your violin, viola, or cello plays easily, and to its absolute full potential.  Hundreds of thousands of instruments are currently being played with 'factory setups', discouraging violinists, violists, and cellists from playing because of the struggles inherent with a poor quality setup, such as imprecise carving of the bridge and soundpost.

Proper string height, proper curvature of the bridge, perfectly fitted bridge feet, properly planed and scooped fingerboard, precisely shaped nut, and perfectly fitted pegs and soundpost are all hallmarks of a setup worthy of the greatest professional level instrument, and hallmarks of The StringWorks Setup™.  

What is The StringWorks Setup™?

What distinguishes the StringWorks Setup™ from others is that each instrument, regardless of its price point - from intermediate level to pre-professional - receives the highest level of professional setup, as we feel it is important to allow each instrument to make music at its full potential, rewarding the player when proper technique is used, but assuring that it is never difficult to play.  Each setup is performed by our skilled luthiers, and takes hours of our specialists' time, all to ensure the highest overall quality for you, the performer.

  • Perfectly fitted bridge feet
  • Perfectly fitted soundpost
  • Soundpost adjusted to ideal spot for each instrument
  • Expertly carved bridge curvature
  • Exact measurements for bridge thickness from feet to top
  • Properly trimmed bridge for optimal lightness and strength
  • Properly planed and scooped fingerboard
  • Perfectly fitted nut
  • Proper curvature for nut
  • Smooth grooves for each string on nut
  • Properly fitted endbutton/endpin
  • Perfectly fitted pegs - a must for proper tuning
  • Extensively play tested and adjusted


If your instrument does not have the StringWorks Setup™, you might not be experiencing the best that instrument has to offer.  StringWorks is the only violin shop to offer a full package of quality assurance and value, combining the best trade-in policy in the industry, 14-day in-home trial, lifetime support and advice, a limited lifetime warranty on every instrument, and the StringWorks Setup™.

Expect no less, and demand the best in your instrument.  Demand the StringWorks Setup™