Daugherty Violin Shop

  • Expert repair, setups and adjustments, and complete restoration of stringed instruments.

  • Sales of quality, reasonably priced student instrument packages as well as fine, professional-grade new and used instruments.

  • Convenient rent-to-own program along with a selection of carefully chosen accessories for musicians of all levels: strings, cases, bows, tuners, pickups, books & more.

Click here to read Bass World magazine articles w/ photos by Robert Daugherty
The Eureka Reporter
By Courtney Hunt-Munther
Published: Jan. 11, 2008

Geoffrey Daugherty set a goal for himself at the age of 14: to become a bassist and a photographer and to work with stringed instruments, just like his dad.

Today, Daugherty has realized his dream as the owner of Daugherty Violin Shop in Eureka, which he runs with none other than his lifelong role model — his father Robert “Bob” Daugherty.

The business, located in the 1600 block of F Street, is a full-service violin shop, servicing stringed instruments of all shapes and sizes.

The Daughertys restore and tune everything from violins to cellos, and sell strings, bows and other accessories. They also sell and rent instruments and are working on a Web site to help educate customers.

Inside, the spacious shop is filled with stringed instruments in all stages of restoration and passers-by can see everything in progress.

But it’s not the shop itself that is unique, it’s the years of experience the two men bring to the North Coast.

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Geoff Daugherty
Geoff Daugherty is a second-generation bass player and luthier, having established himself in the instrument repair business in 1998. Like his father, he brings a musician's sensibility and a craftman's attention to detail to each repair.

Bob Daugherty
Luthier Robert Daugherty has nearly 40 years of experience repairing and restoring fine stringed instruments. Before recently moving to Northern California to be close to family, Bob worked for over a decade at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque, N.M.

Daugherty Violin Shop ▪ Geoffrey A. Daugherty & Robert W. Daugherty
Eureka, CA 95501

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