Below are some examples of restoration/renovation work that I have undertaken:
Restoration of an exotic Spanish classic - article December 2013. Good Woodworking Magazine.
Interview with West Country TV about the restoration of a rare
Ibanez salon guitar (Youtube video clip)
Potuguese Guitar made in 1966, in Porto, and in the 'Coimbran' style, fully restored.
Headstock of restored Portuguese Guitar showing 'Preston' tuners.
Salvador Ibanez classical guitar c.1928 restored for the owner who bought it in 1937 secondhand and is now in her 95th year.
Some pearlwork needed replacement on the 1928 Salvador Ibanez.
Nineteenth century salon guitar, probably Italian, made in cypress and spruce, restored in 2014. Unknown maker.
Back of Italian salon guitar inlaid with boxwood. Inlay work probably originated in Sorrento. Unknown maker.
Side view of Italian salon guitar restored in 2014. An oil finish suited the restoration.
Salvador Ibanez salon guitar 1898-1906, Brazilian Rosewood and European Spruce
Brass and camel bone machine heads on Salvador Ibanez 1898-1906. Made in Paris for export models.
Rosette on Salvador Ibanez salon guitar c. 1920.
Heel and cap of Salvador Ibanez salon guitar c. 1920, cypress and European spruce.
Lacote (1837) salon guitar, flamed maple and European spruce.
Waverley salon guitar machines fitted to 1837 Lacote.
Shoulder and rosette of fully renovated Lacote (1837) salon guitar in maple and European spruce. Severe cracking in maple back required heavy spruce cleats.
Restored Lacote (1837) in maple and spruce showing mother of pearl inlays in soundhole rosette.
Rosette of 1837 Lacote.