That has always been our philosophy. So if the worse happens then I am sure there is something we can do.
Our body repairs cover;
Repairing splits and cracks
Full top or back replacement for acoustic or jazz guitars
Repair of bracing
Replacement of body binding
All our repairs are carried out sympathetically, sourcing and matching as closely as we can to the original whilst doing everything we can to maintain your instruments character and sound.
So if the worse does happen, lets talk…
Case Study – Takamine CP 132 CS
This is the thing about Dietmar. In many cases an instrument in this condition would be a write-off. But for many of us guitarists our instruments are our friends. We know how they behave, respond and feel and whilst (in many cases) we have many friends in our collections we value each and every one of them for their familiarity and sonic qualities.
Dietmar knows and appreciates this and in this case we see the resurrection of an instrument that should have retired gracefully. That which could be saved was. The rest was faithfully recreated and restored as good as new.
Work undertaken included removing the damaged top and binding, building and bracing a new top, repairing several cracks and splits in the body, rebinding all body edges, refinishing the body, resetting the preamp as well as giving the instrument a fret redress and overall setup for intonation and playability.
Takemine CP 132 CS new body bracing
Takemine CP 132 CS removing the old binding
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs new body bracing and struts fitted
Takemine CP 132 CS original body
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs routing the new soundhole
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs signed authentication
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs adding new inlays
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs gluing new top in place
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs newly finished body Top
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs fully resprayed
Takemine CP 132 CS body repairs setting scale length