Restoration

Restoration

One of my main areas of expertise is the restoration of old stringed instruments. My experience with extensive and complex restorations enables me to offer you advice and implementation of your project at the highest level. In doing so, I am guided by conservative conservation ethics. In this way, I work towards a restoration that is as authentic as possible and at the same time maintains the general appearance and ageing of the object. Where technical expertise can often lead to an attempted cover-up of damage and thus to “agelessness”, I prefer to focus on preservation and authenticity. This way you can be assured that the personality of your instrument will be preserved.

My experience as an appraiser of the condition of historical stringed instruments and my research into new analysis techniques enable me to make important, comprehensive statements about sensible interventions in advance. Ideally, the measures begin with precise documentation as the basis for the restoration decision.