Do not give up on a good instrument, because you think it could not possibly be restored to working condition. Anything is possible with the right skills, and determination.
Before accepting any bid to make repair your
instrument, ask them if they would mind explaining the differences
between repair, restoration and conservation work. If you do not get
a clear cut answer, you may want to consider visiting another shop.
"The phrase "do no harm" also applies to this profession.
Repair and Restoration work has been our specialty for 44 years. Giovanni Gammuto performs high quality Repair and Restoration Services
for regional and international clients. All instruments entrusted to
us, regardless of national origin, or value are treated with the same
focused attention to detail. _________________________________________________________________
COMMON REPAIRS INCLUDE: - Neck and scroll grafts. - Rib repair and replacement.Inlay and plug work. - Peg box wall repair.Re cut, or bush worn peg holes. - Plate removal and re gluing. - Bass bar modification / replacement. - Re graduation of plates. - Worm hole damage repairs. - Mold and mildew abatement. - Replacement of missing plates - Coloration and finish restoration- . - Sound post reset,or.replacement. - Finger board resurfacing, replacement., - Full Restoration and Conservation services.
When a sound post pierces, or cracks the top sound
plate, an sound post patch is required. This tedious repair, if
well executed, can restore the instrument's original sound quality. It
may even improve it.
Matching the finish of re-worked areas is one of the
most challenging elements of restoration work. The skills required come from
years of experience working with varied grain patterns, ground colors,
the layering of tinted varnish. Understanding the effects of reflected
light on surface areas is most important. Preserving theinstrument’s original look is what distinguishes a