Douglas Wall


250 Moul Rd., Hilton, NY 14468   585-392-3478
Hours by appointment only.


Wall Independent specializes in violin  and viola set-up, repair, restoration, and sales. Hilton, NY is located  near the south shore of Lake Ontario, just northwest of Rochester, NY.  We are about a 25 minute drive from the center of Rochester. (How to  find us) We are located a short drive from the towns in western Monroe  County (Greece, Brockport, Spencerport, Chili, Hamlin)  

We are also the manufacturer of Luthier Lights (tm).


My training includes courses with Hans J. Nebel at the Massachusetts  College of Liberal Arts Violin Workshops, beginning in 2006. This  includes both external and internal repairs, proper set-up, and  restoration work.

In June of 2007, I continued my  education with a week of training in bow rehairing and some other bow  work with Lynn Armour Hannings at the University of New Hampshire, and a  week of varnish retouching with Hans J. Nebel   at MCLA.

     I've continued to attend the Violin Workshops at MCLA almost every year since then, and have participated in workshops on the entire series of advanced restoration techniques.

    Some of the topics covered in the advanced restoration series are:

Neck grafting

Crack repair

Varnish retouching

Arching correction

Patch fitting (including soundpost patches)

Block replacement

Edge repair and replacement

Rib repair


 Here's a little more info, that was in our local paper a few years ago. Click on the link for more.