Most instruments shown in these pages, were obtained in a very bad condition. Restorement took
place in my own workshop, where some instruments still wait for restorement. When restoring, it
is important for me that the instrument also gets the playing abilities back again.
But, that is not always possible, in one case 70% of all wood of a cither would have needed replacement
to obtain a playing instrument. That would mean loosing the original instrument, in such
cases the instrument recieve a conservation, and a cosmetic restorement. It takes much to make me
give up, the work is interesting, and I stand to the the results. When restoring I pay attention
not to remoce all signs of wear; the instrument would then loose its history. It is okay with me
to install new Rose's metal or silver alloy bearings in the valves of a brass instrument, where it
cant be seen. On the other hand, I dont remove signs from fingers, having trough 80 years of service
worn pits into the buttons of the same instrument. Seen from an economic point of view,
a restoring of many of some of the shown instruments would not have been
profitable. If I would demand a suitable payment, my pament and the materials
would in many cases come close to the price of a new instrument of a good
brand. On the other hand, a restorement of a unique instrument gould prove to be a
Sometimes my workshop also meanst the end of some instrument without historial or musical value.
it is then diassembled, and used for spare parts for other instruments. There is not much
lost, in some cases a "new" instrument can be raised form the spare parts box, like this one.
See repair reports for som einstruments, please click the pictures.
A Tuba is repaired
A mouth organ is repaired
Reconstruction of a Zink
An organ pipe
A look at the workshop
A transverse flute.
Making of a Sudrophone
Maintenance on Phonograph
Repair of Grammophone
Just ask your questions: Notice that I give no price estimates of instruments.
I can give my non-committing price for a restoring, in order to give a committing
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