Thursday, 19 April 2012

Guitars in.....and out

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy but highly enjoyable.
Firstly, a couple of fine 19th century guitars have been brought in, the most spectacular of which is a Henri Rudert which boasts some very flamboyant decoration. By modern standards this may seem somewhat florid and ornate, but I cannot help admiring the skilful execution of the work. The main work to be undertaken on this guitar is to repair the dramatic back split that runs from end to end of the body. The headstock (shown below) requires a little work, as does the soundboard.

I have also taken in a French guitar which is in need of substantial work to restore it to original condition. It can be seen in the picture below, furthest from the camera.

Those are the guitars that have come in, but I also have three new guitars leaving the workshop in the next week or so. I haven't had time to feature them on the blog, but they are guitars I am very pleased with and I hope their new owners are too. One of these guitars is seen on the workbench for final adjustments and polishing. Hiscox cases arrived earlier on in the week so these guitars are nearly ready to go.

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