A stringed instrument can be played for hundreds of years, often outliving many generations of players.
Our comprehensive maintenance and repair services keep instruments in the best possible condition for both present and future musicians. Utmost care is taken to preserve the original material, keeping in mind that every violin, viola and cello is not only an instrument, but also a work of art.
The cello had been dropped, suffering major damage to the rib in the upper bout area. The damaged section of the rib had shattered into several pieces. Unfortunately, some of the fragments were missing. We not only reassembled the available pieces but also replaced the missing fragments:
A bottle of string cleaner had leaked inside a customer’s violin case. As a result, some areas of varnish on the upper part of the top plate had been dissolved, completely destroying the varnish layers. For this time-consuming repair, the damaged area of the violin had to be carefully re-varnished in multiple coats. The varnish was completely restored to match the original:
If, over the years, the holes of the peg box have become so large that even the thickest pegs will no longer hold, then the existing peg holes must be filled in with wood, i.e. “bushed”. Subsequently, new pegs with somewhat thinner shafts are fit to the holes, eliminating the problem of peg slippage: