JAN SHELLEY VIOLIN MAKER AND RESTORER


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  Restoration and Repair


These are two quite different but related fields to the violin maker. A damaged instrument should be repaired as quickly as possible, to minimize stress, warping and other ills. An instrument undergoing restoration however has to be assessed throughout each stage of the restoration process, to give the restorer a clear view of what is involved. All work has to be reversible. That is, nothing original should be removed, no varnish should be stripped, and when finished, the restoration should be as invisible as possible. Here are some examples of work I have undertaken on instruments.

Case One.

This cello was involved in a car accident. The owner walked away, while the cello was not so lucky. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture.


Case 2: Button Repair.

John Carter London 1820 cello. The process of an invisible / secret button repair. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture.


6 Sandheys Terrace
Waterloo
Liverpool
L22 7RR

0151 928 9698

jan.shelley@virgin.net

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