Grover Wilhelmsen repairs a bridge on a violin in his Classical Strings shop at his home in Harrisville. “Sometimes you have to readjust the strings or fix other parts too,” he said “You never know how much work will actually go into what seems like a simple repair.”

Grover Wilhelmsen’s wall over his workspace where he repairs instruments in his Classical Strings shop in Harrisville.

Grover Wilhelmsen hangs a repaired violin with others in his Classical Strings shop at his home in Harrisville. The painting on the wall was painted for him by a customer in return for work done by Wilhelmsen.

Grover Wilhelmsen uses a clamp to secure a broken neck that he glued back together on a cello in his Classical Strings shop at his home in Harrisville.