A cello in the first stages of repair.
A cello in the first stages of repair.
     Over the years I have worked on many kinds of different instruments. I began this work mostly out of necessity. I found that I could not get the attention to improve the playability of my instruments by other craftsman for a price I could afford if at all.When you own and play an instrument, you are more aware of your needs. I began on small projects and like my nature kept pushing the boundries of my limits. Today I have worked on many  instruments of the past 80 to 100 years and am keenly aware of changes made over the years in instrument manufacturing and materials.  I am able to repair nearly all instruments from all countries. Contact me for your repair needs. Thanks.

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Repaired cello scroll/headstock.
Repaired cello scroll/headstock.
Glueing separated fingerboard on this violin. Adding handcrafted shim for angle correction avoiding expensive neck lift
Glueing separated fingerboard on this violin. Adding handcrafted shim for angle correction avoiding expensive neck lift in this case.
Repairing intricate inlay on antique violin.
Repairing intricate inlay on antique violin.
Repairing a damaged pedal bass.
Repairing a damaged pedal bass.
Reglued cello fingerboard.
Reglued cello fingerboard.
Reshape bridge,adjust sound post,rework tuning pegs,restring,add electronics.
Reshape bridge,adjust sound post,rework tuning pegs,restring,add electronics.
 Cello brought back to optimum playability.
Cello brought back to optimum playability.
Cooking the hide glue for violin repair.
Cooking the hide glue for violin repair.
Complete rebuild and adding electronics to antique violin.
Complete rebuild and adding electronics to antique violin.
Fingerboard shim completed.Fingerboard glued and geometry corrected.
Fingerboard shim completed.Fingerboard glued and geometry corrected.
How I keep the glue warm.
How I keep the glue warm.
Completely upgraded and reconditioned 100+ year old violin.
Completely upgraded and reconditioned 100+ year old violin.