I find that major restorations are almost as satisfying as construction. Every one brings a different set of problems, and solving those problems has taught me a lot that I have been able to use in making new instruments.
Work undertaken includes neck resets, repairing splits, re-bracing, body rebuilds, complete or partial re-finishing, repairing broken headstocks, re-frets, new fingerboards, inlays and of course set ups. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Here is a small selection of some of the many instruments I've worked on.
'Carolan' - reset fingerboard angle to make playable
Yari - Top re-braced, reset neck
Fylde - rebuild, add cutaway and convert to left handed (in progress)
Gibson Cromwell - rebuild damaged sides, re-finish
Gibson LG - new top and convert to left handed
Santa Cruz - replace broken top brace
Dobro Cyclops - new neck and fingerboard plus inlays
Gretsch 6120 - re-bound fingerboard & re-fret