You want your violin, viola, cello or bass to be repaired or refurbished?
We can repair it carefully in regard of your wishes and demands.
Repairs of cracks or edges, consultation about the matching strings, retouching, subtraction of the fingerboard, height-adjustment of the nut and the adaption of the tuning pegs etc..
All of these things, which can happen to your instrument in daily situations.
In contrast to the repairs, the restauration is a series of partially profound procedures, replacements and complex rupture sizing. Furthermore, the refurbishing of worm-eaten, plastically deformed (invaded/hollow curvature) or mechanical (crash, accident) instruments are also included.
We usually produce a plaster bed to establish the form and alignment of the individual parts.
What’s important and exciting for us during the restauration, is to find the cause of, for example, deformations or inconsistent sounds and to acquire a permanent solution. This procedure must be done with preferably minimal intervention and to maintain old substances (varnish/wood) in a good condition. Contrary to a valuable painting, an instrument is an object of utility, which must be reliable. This make the consideration and decisions in a restauration a frequent challenge that can be solved with experience and innovation.
How good can my instrument sound?
The “good tone” is assembled out of multiple components of the instrument. Optimizing this as a whole is an exciting challenge that we would like to develop together with you:
Sometimes an altered bass-bar or string angle are part of it, alongside thoroughly selected pinblocks, own bridge models, tailpieces with hanging string and strings.
Different stringing lead to overstressing or under frequency of the instrument. The result: It doesn’t sound good anymore. The “best strings”, depending on the instrument, sound poor or do not sound at all. Everything muss therefore be delicately selected and blended to work with one another!