Violin Restorer

Some pictures of my work...

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Before restoration.

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Once the cracks cleaned and reglued

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After restoration.

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Before restoration.

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Crack restauration​

Author anonymous, German violin from the early 20th century

Original condition when the violin arrived in the workshop. The musician tripped on his instrument.

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After restoration.

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Original condition when the violin arrived in the workshop. The musician tripped on his instrument.

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Multiple cracks

 

Author anonymous, France 19th century

 

This collin-Mezin violin presented a sound post crack, extending from the upper part of the f-hole to the lower edge of the table. The crack was properly cleaned and reglued. This picture shows the table, ready to receive a soundpost patch as reinforcement.

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This collin-Mezin violin presented a sound post crack, extending from the upper part of the f-hole to the lower edge of the table. The crack was properly cleaned and reglued. This picture shows the table, ready to receive a soundpost patch as reinforcement.

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Soundpost patch

Collin Mezin, France, 1903

 

 

This violin by Honore Derazey presented an old headcrack, below the scroll. This picture shows the method used to glue it back, after reopening and cleaning it.

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After the touch-up process, the crack is barely visible.

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This violin by Honore Derazey presented an old headcrack, below the scroll. This picture shows the method used to glue it back, after reopening and cleaning it.

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Scroll restoration

H. Derazey,  France, 19th century

 

 

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This 18th century austrian violin presented an old crack running all the lenght of the back of the instrument. It had obviously been previously restored, but it reopened again.

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Back crack restoration

Author anonymous, Austria 18th century, June 2011