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I brought my recently acquired violin in to the luthier who built it thirty years ago, so he could put matching tailpiece, chinrest and pegs on it. Since the instrument needed fresh strings, too, I brought a new set and asked the luthier to put those on, rather than the old set. If you’re putting in new pegs and tailpiece, you’re going to deal with stringing up anyhow. So I was a little surprised to see an 30 bucks item on the luthier’s estimate for stringing up. It’s a small amount on a bill that will amount to a thousand bucks, but I’m just not that thrilled about being regarded as a walking talking ATM. I’m not going to make a fuss about this, but I do would like to know how luthiers in this group feel about this. Maybe it’s perfectly normal and you'd do the same.