Mercury Fine Violins, Ltd.

Shop Hours

Shop is open by appointment only

  • Express bow rehair available (appt required)
  • Same-day and overnight repair available (appt required)
  • Private string teacher referrals

(757) 524-0151

6216 Pardue Court
Virginia Beach VA 23464

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Offering full-service repair & restoration

  • Crack repair
  • Open seam repair
  • Neck angle correction
  • Peg refitting
  • Peg bushing
  • Neck graft
  • Fingerboard resurfacing
  • Bow rehairing
  • Bow recambering
  • Bow restoration
  • Tonal adjustments
  • French polishing/cleaning
  • Varnish retouching
  • Set-up

Mercury Fine Violins, Ltd. is your fine stringed instrument retail shop for

  • Bobelock cello bag and case
  • Bam case
  • V. Schaeffer bow
  • D. Muniz bow
  • Arcos Brazil carbon fiber bow
  • D. Carvalho bow
  • Other bows by Alfred Knoll, W. Dorfler and W. Seifert
  • Ruby Montagnana cello
  • Ruby Stradivarius cello
  • Ruby Maginni cello
  • Chaconne violin, viola, cello
  • Maple Leaf Strings violin, viola, cello, string bass
  • Vieuxtemps violin, viola
  • Cremonese violin, viola
  • Peter Kauffman viola
  • 19th and early 20th century German violin

Stringed Instrument Specialist, Luthier, Purveyor of Fine Stringed Instruments

About Brooks Bozman

Mr. Bozman is an accomplished cellist. Along with exceptional customer service, he offers stringed instruments and accessories for sale and rent. He is a noted luthier, talented in repair and restoration. He will consider trade and consignment. Mercury Fine Violins is conveniently located in Tidewater Hampton Roads Virginia.

While at James Madison University and the University of Iowa, Mr. Bozman studied performance and music pedagogy. During his work with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Mihaly Virizlay, he took a three year course of study in instrument repair with Baltimore luthier, James Cox.

After his apprenticeship, Mr. Bozman applied his trade in Baltimore. From 2000-2003 he served as a repair technician for the Potter Violin Company, further developing his skills in the environment of a larger violin shop. Mr. Bozman moved to the Richmond area and established Mercury Fine Violins, Ltd. in 2003.

While performing with orchestras and teaching in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore areas, Mr. Bozman’s volunteer activities include work with the MD/DC Chapter of the American String Teachers Association as cello forum editor, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as Players' Committee Chairman and with the D.C. Artists to End Hunger as volunteer musician coordinator.

Testimonials

Absolutely a wonderful experience. Great place to gain access to information, education and resources. ~ Tammy, 2020

Mr. Bozman helped me every step of the way, all within my budget without compromising quality. I am very happy with my instrument and even more so with the customer service and warmth given at this business. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for an instrument or needing maintenance! ~ Cody, 2020

Went in to purchase a viola for my granddaughter. I received excellent service and a beautiful instrument for a great price. We are very pleased with this purchase. ~ Jaqueline, 2020

Brooks has stained callused hands from the detailed work he puts into his instruments. This dude is not a salesman which I really appreciate. I know for a fact Brooks paid it forward a little bit for my young cellist and for that I can't thank you enough. ~ Brian, 2019

Mr. Bozman is very knowledgable and assisted us in determining what is a good cello for our daughter and her growing ability. ~ Tina, 2019

Exceptional instruments and service. Brooks takes an enormous amount of personal pride in his work. He revived our daughter's cello for college auditions quickly, professionally and at a reasonable price. I will trust him with our instruments and upgrades for years to come. ~ John, 2019

My old school violin came back rejuvenated and resonant. Brooks Bozman performs magic! ~ Helen, 2018

We were in need of repair for a cracked violin. Mercury Fine Violins repaired the instrument over night. This was so nice especially since it was the week of not one but 3 performances and an upcoming seating audition! A real blessing to have it back so quickly and repaired with a guarantee! ~ Risha, 2017

Contact Mercury Fine Violins, Ltd.

Each customer has unique needs. We look forward to helping you.