SoundPost Restoration and Repairs
I carry out restoration, conservation and repair work to high quality stringed instruments only with priority given to instruments originally purchased from SoundPost, and will quote you for any high quality work you may need done, but due to high demand the 'lead time' may be long. My workshop is equipped to deal with virtually anything , and I also sometimes use the services of selected specialist independant restorers where needed, to guarantee work of the highest standard. I no longer repair basses, or any cheaper instruments purchased over the internet, or set up any instruments of lower quality especially if purchased elsewhere.
Some of my conservation and restoration work can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts New York, ( especially a Matteo Sellas guitar, mid 17th C, Venetian) the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, ( 3 examples, including 2 fine 17th century guitars, one by Checucchi, the other by Voboam, and another English guitar ), the 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' (E.M.P.) collection in Seattle,( the 'ultra rare' Stroh guitar, one of only 3 known all of which I have owned and restored ) and I have worked for many other private collections around the world. I have for example worked on many original Italian and French guitars from the 17th Century, as well as other original instruments, including viola da gamba, lutes, and 18th / 19th C guitars of all types, and rare guitars for example by Torres, an others. I have also done work for some of the leading auction houses.
Bows: I do rehair bows, with special priority given to bows purchased from SoundPost. I carry out minor repairs, ie grips, wrapping, head-pinning, and minor frog and head work. I do not re-camber bows, and for this I would recommend the services of another specialist.
Take a tour through our site!
Please take a tour through the website- hopefully you will find what you are looking for- this site is the new re-designed SoundPost simplified site, so if you do not find it easy to use, please contact us and say so- we will try to improve it- your feedback will be welcomed.
Not all products and instruments we stock are listed on the site however- so if you do not find what you want, call and ask- we may well have it, or know where to get it and can order for you. We are always pleased to discuss and advise. Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' page.