Your Instrument. In Good Hands.

Pigments and other materials used for retouching varnishes
Pigments and other materials used for retouching varnishes

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.


Repair of a Cello with a Rib Hole

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:

Cello with badly damaged upper bout rib
Cello with badly damaged upper bout rib
Remaining rib fragments (several fragments missing)
Remaining rib fragments (several fragments missing)
Upper bout rib after restoration
Upper bout rib after restoration


Repair of Damaged Varnish on a Violin

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:

Violin with damaged varnish on top plate
Violin with damaged varnish on top plate
Restored varnish after the repair
Restored varnish after the repair


Rebushing the Peg Holes of a Storioni Viola

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:

Trimming the glued bushings
Trimming the glued bushings
Peg bushings with new ebony pegs after the repair
Peg bushings with new ebony pegs after the repair

How to find us:

 

Ziegelofengasse 6/Top 11-12

A-1040 Vienna

Austria

Phone: +43-1-966 1756

We are closed for Holidays from  1th July until 31th July 2019.  

We are back on 1st of August 2019.

We hope all of you have a great July!

 

Shop hours: By appointment only

 

Appointment usually available:

Tuesday until Friday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Please feel free to contact us:

Phone: +43-1-966 1756

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