Eventually, every guitar requires a ‚genuine’ reparation.
I am more than happy to have a look at the ‚patient’.
Mechanical damages can be caused by accidents or climatic effects. Also gradual signs of aging can make repair work necessary.
The most common damages are dry cracks on the top, dissolved bridges or dismantled parts of the beam construction. When a guitar is played frequently and intensively wear and tear/abrasion of the frets or the occurrence of indentations on the fingerboard may happen and ought to be remediated. Not only for the maintenance of the value but also for the playability of an instrument the reparation of frets or even replacement of the entire fingerboard might be worthwhile.
Dry cracks on the top, the frame or the base as well as dissolved bridges can be repaired – Come and see me and I sort it out.
Without any obligation I can have a look at your instrument and you are free to decide afterwards what to do.
On the next page you will find a price list of the most common repair works. The indicated prices are not binding and thus subject to changes.
A binding quotation will be made only after viewing your instrument.
Almost every instrument has weak points……
….but there are solutions to it!!
Damages are in the majority of cases repairable!
Restoration resp. the reconstruction of an instrument’s playability
Music as well as music instruments is part of a valuable heritage in every culture. In relation to each and every cultural society instruments may vary in form, shape and sound. In European societies the guitar has become an essential part not only of our musical heritage but also of our musical experience and habit. In the course of its historical development some guitars have become veritable masterpieces and represent a high quality of handicraft art as well as the craftsman skills of its builder.
Why should your instrument not also be worth of preservation?
Even if an instrument is not build by a famous luthier, is can still be worth carrying out a restoration. The majority of the owners value particularly the intangible value of their instruments. Aged instruments often embrace stories and tales, traditions and unique moments that are of prodigious significance to their owner. It can for instance be a guitar that is passed across generations in a family such as a “Wanderglampfe”, which is brought along by the grandfather as memento from the First World War.
Restoration refers to the reconstruction to a preferable authentic condition. In regard to guitars this implies particularly the playability of a guitar, but without the uncompromising replacement of old components. After all traces and signs of age form the character of an old instrument.
The restoration of old instruments often demands the whole spectrum of a luthier’s craft skills. In some cases even the dissembling of the guitar in all its parts is necessary. Thus, the recreation of authentic components can be a challenge. Especially old guitars are distinct and particular attention should also be given to the traces of its builder. Since signs of age and even changes due to previous repairs are often manifested and can be traced back.
Conclusion: Restoring an old guitar is an exciting handicraft task that results in a guitar, which can be enjoyed playing again.