String Repair

PH: 801-268-4464

Christian Rapp

Includes complete disassembly of the instrument, clean and polish and then reassembly with existing parts to the best industry standards possible. Strings are replaced as needed. Pegs are adjusted to move smoothly in the peg box. A final bridge and sound post adjustment assures that the instrument is performing to optimum capacity.
Competent luthiers at Summerhays Music offer services from simple repair to complex restoration.  As each instrument is different and each playing situation unequal to others, we happily offer free consultation to determine each client's needs.  A menu of services offered include:
• String replacement, one at a time or all at once.
• Bridge work, new fitting or reshaping of existing bridge.
• Crack repair and body work including restoration of damaged corners, smoothing of damaged edges, simple or complex (top-off) crack repair, varnish repair and color matching, seam separations and wing cracks.
• Pegs and peg box work, refitting pegs and precision reaming of peg holes, peg box crack repair and re-bushing of peg holes.
• Sound post work, new fitting, re-shaping and/or re-setting of existing sound post.
• Fingerboard, nut and saddle work to shape, smooth, dress and glue each in place.
a string repair tech working on a cello bridge
a wall with hanging Mongolian and Siberian horsehair next to dozens of violin, viola, cello and bass bows.
Summerhays Music offers bow rehair sevices for violin, viola, cello and bass. Bow rehairs are done with top quality Mongolian or Siberian horsehair. We offer student or professional level options in white, black or salt and pepper.
Christian Rapp

Christian Rapp, String Repair Technician

Christian was born in Germany and began playing the violin at the age of 5, continuing lessons until he was 15, then switching to classical guitar. Years of High School Orchestra, Jazz Group, Blues Band and several performances gave him inspiration for what the musical world has to offer.

After a specialization in English and Music in High School, he attended Wood Carpentry School which showed him that his real interest was to be found in the making of wooden string instruments. 

He was then invited to work for Summerhays Music Center which opened a new chapter for him and his family, finally becoming residents in 2007 and finding a new home in Utah. 

He loves languages, is an active organizing member at Utah Classical Guitar (UCG), loves playing classical guitar and violin for others, enjoys good flexitarian food and riding his funny little bike through the park whenever possible.

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