Instruments can be damaged in many ways. Accidents, normal wear and tear, climatic changes, water, smoke, etc.
What we do
We expertly repair damaged areas by cleaning, repairing cracks, edging, repairing any gouges or unevenness in wood to proper contour. Then we restore color and varnish to as close to original as possible. Depending on the nature and extent of damage, color and texture of varnish, there is a range of how much improvement can be expected. Some instruments do not recolor well. Therefore, we reserve the right whether to accept a restoration. Most of our cosmetic repairs cannot be detected when finished.
The best method of arriving at a price of repair is to send your instrument to us. However, with good quality, e-mail photos, we usually can come close as to cost. The cost may vary upon physical examination.