Examination.    Evaluation.    Recommendation.

Restoration work requires a good grasp on problem solving and a fine appreciation for the synergy between form, function and aesthetic.

A knowledge of tools and materials is essential. Keen observation, informed judgement and careful decision making round out the skill set.

The restoration of a fine instrument is always a balancing act involving the long view, with regard to the life of the wooden instrument itself, and the immediate needs of the player.

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