Regh Violins

Luthier Tools: The Peg Ringer

The Peg Ringer is a tool that repairs one of the most difficult breaks in a violin - the peg hole break. Most often seen on A-pegs in a violin; this repair typically requires significant wood replacement to obtain a reliable repair.

The tool itself consists of a steel shaft, a circular saw and two centering sleeves to allow milling the groove concentric to the peg hole. An initial set of stainless steel or carbon fiber rings is included. All parts are made from hardened tool steel.

Replacement parts are also available for sale individually, as wear and tear require.

It has multiple uses:

How To Use

  1. Clean and glue crack and clamp firmly.
  2. Insert the Peg Ringer assembly inside the peg box
  3. Manually compress the centering sleeves on both sides of the shaft.
  4. Turn the shaft with an electric drill to mill a 2-3 millimeter deep groove on the inside of the peg cheek, concentric to the broken peg hole.
  5. Remove the Peg Ringer assembly
  6. Insert a metal or carbon fiber ring into the groove.
  7. Glue ring in place with a hard, permanent glue. Epoxy, Cyano acrilate and water-proof wood glues have been used.
  8. Use a wood filler to fill the groove level with the cheek and touch-up to blend with the background. Touch-up the outside crack area.

Price List

The Peg Ringer for violin/viola
250 USD
Cello cutter (15mm OD)
60 USD
Stainless Steel or Carbon fiber ring - violin/viola
Stainless Steel or Carbon fiber ring - cello
5.50 USD

Ordering Info

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Regh Violins
36 Sherwood Heights
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 USA

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