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Varnish Retouching

Enhancing and augmenting the original finish of a violin is an intricate art. The task involves preserving the aesthetic character of each violin in every hue and wood grain pattern. The original finish is re-created in retouching by carefully layering pigments and varnishes of varying colors and depths. I found retouching to be the final step to any repair. Enhancing the instrument tquality and feel. Below are just a few of the projects I have undertaken.

 

Restoration & Repair

I take enjoyment in each instruments restoration. The restoration and repair goal entails restoring structural integrity. Then utilizing various retouching techniques to compliment the instruments original expression, age and wear patterns. I also work with clients on enhancing the tonal qualities of their instrument. Subtle adjustments to the bridge, soundpost, tailpiece, chinrest, strings, and fine tuners can make quite a significant difference in the sound quality and tone. With photo documentation you become an integral part of your instruments restoration and repair.

 
 
 
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