A banjo with sheet music

the STRING WORKSHOP

Bluegrass & Folk Instrument Set-Up

(Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, Ukulele, Dulcimer)

Mandolin, Beautiful F style Mandolin with scroll design, F Holes, and exquisite Flame maple

                Set-Up, Calibration, Fine Tune, Configure & Adjustment of 

                              -Banjo - Mandolin - Uke - Dobro -

                 - Fiddle - Violin - Duclimer - Ethnic Instruments -

Banjo side profile, Hand engraved, Solid carved heel design,
resonator -  Steel Guitar sound

A Musical   Instrument  Set Up  is   much more  than merely 

taking  an instrument out of the box or case and tuning the

strings. Whether Banjo, Mandolin, Uke, or other string instrument, a professional set up brings out the best in the instrument. A  quality  Set - Up Job  is  to   regulate,   configure,   balance, harmonize, synchronize, optimize, and calibrate   all  the factors  involved  with string  height, finger pressure, playability, harmonic accuracy; at every fret and/or position, neck and fingerboard straightness, and overall performance of the instrument.

 

A Bluegrass instrument - Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dobro, Dulcimer, etc.  is set up best with a combination of precision measurement tools, continuous play testing throughout the process, and an expert-experienced eye and ear to make visual and audible calculations that mix in with the other evaluations for perfection in optimal play-ability, harmonic accuracy,  and or personalized style. 

Having worked on thousands of instruments over many years, has allowed this perspective to be utilized on all the set-up jobs we do. Our ideal is to give you the best performance, tone and playability possible for  your instrument.

Please click here 

- Guitar Set Ups - 

 to see a list of the checks and balances we use in optimizing a string instrument. These skills and techniques are also utilized proportionately in folk and bluegrass instrument set up jobs as well.