Welcome to the website for


James A Neild (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)     

In association with Peter J Hall (Beverley, East Yorkshire, England)

We are pleased to offer a professional set-up, repair and restoration service for all orchestral stringed instruments (yes, this includes double bass, as well as violin, and viola and cello) and for guitars, banjos, mandolins and other plucked, strummed or abused instruments. Visit our Violin Shop pages for a selection of used instruments for sale. We also offer a bow rehair and repair service.
Chapel Allerton Stringed Instruments is operated by:-
James (Jan) Neild
Jan has lived most of his life in the Oakwood and Chapel Allerton Area of Leeds, and attended Roundhay School before going away to University. Always a keen guitar player, he decided on a change of career in 1997 and studied guitar and violin making and repair at Leeds College of Music, where he was awarded the "Friends' Prize". After leaving college he spent 6 years working full-time for a leading violin retailer in East Yorkshire, gaining valuable workshop and retail experience.
Chapel Allerton Stringed Instruments offers a wide range of set-up and repair services from premises in Roxholme Place, Leeds LS7 4JQ (please contact Jan for full details).
On-street parking is readily available, and we are pleased to undertake consultations by appointment during or outside the normal working day.
Please contact Jan on Leeds (0113) 2620738 or by e-mail at jan@chapel-allerton.org.uk to discuss your requirements.
Workshop prices are based on a rate of £30 per hour. The standard prices for specific jobs are listed on the pages accessed via the links below.
A range of new and second hand instruments is available to buy. A selection of those available can be accessed via the links below. Please enquire, using the contact details above, for further details of these, or of other new and used instruments

Violin Repairs

Viola Repairs

Cello Repairs

Double Bass Repairs

Jan and Pete
Guitar Duo

Acoustic Guitar

Electric/Bass Guitar


Bow Rehair/Repairs

Strings and Accessories

About this website

Orchestral Instrument Shop

Links Page