Work Examples

C Extensions

Bass Restoration

Here is an alternative way of doing bracing for flat back basses. Horizontal (ladder) bracing often induces cracks, as seen in this picture. X-bracing minimizes the possibility of this reoccurring while also tempering the overly resonant drum like quality typical of some flat backs.

The linen on the bass above is not mine and is not recommended. The customer could not afford the added expense for its removal and the substitution of proper diamond, not square cleats. Square cleats often have edges that line up on the grain and creates stress points and new cracks.

Violin Restoration

Scroll Grafts



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