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I have retired from repairs and restorations as of January 1, 2022. Note that the repair logs are PDF and available for research. Definitions Repairs: Repairing brings a stringed instrument that has been altered or modified and is not in its original state back to playability. New woods and materials may be used to fix damages. Older instruments used in modern music may need stronger and/or additional interior bracing to accomodate modern string tension and tunings. Restoration: Restoring an instrument brings it back to its original appearance and playability. Older equivalent woods and vintage materials may be used to replace missing pieces. Conservation: Conserving an instrument makes it appear in its original state and condition. However, conserved instruments cannot always be played. They are usually for display only (like many museum pieces).
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