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Gaspard ViolinNeck Graft

  • Januarius Gagliano -Soundpost patch and new bass bar

    This repair consisted of a soundpost patch and a new bass bar.  the first concert performed on the repaired instrument was in Mexico City, Mexico as a solo instrument with the Mexico city orchestra.  The owner was very pleased with the power and response from her Gagliano.  A new bass bar often can give an old violin a new fresh power that may have been missing for decades.

  • 1876 Ludwig Bausch Cello -Neck Graft

This cello was in a car accident with the owner, both having neck damage.    The cello's neck was cracked at the base of the scroll (smaller picture).   The owner came to me and within several weeks from a raw block of flamed maple I carved and fit a new neck graft.   The owner was very pleased and thought the instrument played better with the new neck.  

  • 1821 Johann Stauffer Bass - Neck Graft & Neck Block

This 1821 Johann Stauffer bass was damaged, the neck was broken from the body.   I spent one month carving a new neck graft and neck block for the ancient bass.   It required pulling the 180 year old hand written label from the broken neck block and replacing it on the new block.    The label has a water mark from 1820 in the paper of the maker's label.  All finished it was later returned to its owners.   They were very pleased with the repairs.

  • 1925 Armando Altavilla Violin  - Restoration

Armando Altavilla is regarded as the greatest craftsman of the modern Neapolitan school.  this violin was badly damaged by unskilled repairman,  But once finished the owner was very pleased to have invested the money to bring this master made instrument back to life.    The repairs included a soundpost patch, button graft, edge doubling, new bass bar with internal cleats, many repair cleats and a new upper and lower block.   Once finished the instrument proved to be an outstanding concert violin that is heard by hundreds of Tulsans each week.


CELLO SOUNDPOST PATCH - PATCH BED & PATCH GLUED

GLUING VIOLIN BASS BAR - TWO ANGLES

TOP AND BACK OF REPAIRED VIOLIN BEFORE TOUCH-UP AND GLUING

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