Welcome to Angelus Repairs and Restoration

Michael Hembrey has been repairing and restoring stringed instruments for over 40 years.

Violins, violas, cellos and other stringed instruments.

Michael works from a custom-built workshop at his 17th century cottage in the heart of rural Sussex. He offers excellent workmanship, valuable experience, and a warm, personal service with helpful advice, especially to students and their parents.

Trusted By

Trusted by professional musicians, Christ's Hospital School Music Department, West Sussex Music Service, music teachers, and dozens of amateur string players.

All Works Considered

Repair and maintenance of stringed instruments of any age, size and condition, from replacing a broken string to undertaking a complete restoration.


Michael also stocks a small selection of instruments and accessories for sale.
Prices to suit all budgets from beginner to professional musician.

Violins for Sale

Currently there are two antique violins for sale, as well as a regular range of student instruments. View our violins for sale here.

Quotations and Advice

Free estimates when viewed.
Written valuations for insurance.
Instruments set up to personal requirements.

Please visit, or phone for an appointment.


07544 743140

Contact Details

Michael Hembrey
6 School Hill
West Sussex
RH20 4NB



Ten years of superlative service

"As Head of Strings at one of the most prestigious music schools in the country finding someone who can maintain our large stock of instruments has always been a major challenge. Since Angelus (Michael Hembrey) came on the scene I have had a smooth ride; problems reported, instruments swiftly examined and problems diagnosed; sometimes immediate fixes at school otherwise a fast and efficient service. From violins to basses and the occasional guitar; the instruments arrive back always carefully restored and mended to the delight of pupils and teachers alike. Michael always goes the extra mile and takes a genuine and personal interest in keeping our instruments in top condition. Charges are always fair and often extras are added with no charge. I have no hesitation in recommending his service to all string players and teachers."

Head of Strings
Christ’s Hospital