Below are some examples of restoration/renovation work that I have undertaken:

Portuguese Guitar- Coimbran style

Potuguese Guitar made in 1966, in Porto, and in the 'Coimbran' style, fully restored.

Headstockof Coimbran style guitar showing Preston Tuners

Headstock of restored Portuguese Guitar showing 'Preston' tuners.

Salvador Ibanez classical guitar 1928 restoration

Salvador Ibanez classical guitar c.1928 restored for the owner who bought it in 1937 secondhand and is now in her 95th year.

Salvador Ibanez classical guitar 1928 restoration

Some pearlwork needed replacement on the 1928 Salvador Ibanez.

19th Century classical guitar probably Italian

Nineteenth century salon guitar, probably Italian, made in cypress and spruce, restored in 2014. Unknown maker.

Italian salon guitar inlaid with boxwood

Back of Italian salon guitar inlaid with boxwood. Inlay work probably originated in Sorrento. Unknown maker.

Italian salon guitar restoration

Side view of Italian salon guitar restored in 2014. An oil finish suited the restoration.

Ibanez Salon guitar 1898-1906

Salvador Ibanez salon guitar 1898-1906, Brazilian Rosewood and European Spruce

Ibanez Salon guitar restoration

Brass and camel bone machine heads on Salvador Ibanez 1898-1906. Made in Paris for export models.

Ibanez salon guitar restoration

Rosette on Salvador Ibanez salon guitar c. 1920.

Salvador Ibanez salon guitar c. 1920

Heel and cap of Salvador Ibanez salon guitar c. 1920, cypress and European spruce.

Lacote salon guitar 1837

Lacote (1837) salon guitar, flamed maple and European spruce.

Waverley machines fitted to Lacote salon guitar

Waverley salon guitar machines fitted to 1837 Lacote.

Renovated Lacote salon guitar 1837

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 salon guitar 1837

Restored Lacote (1837) in maple and spruce showing mother of pearl inlays in soundhole rosette.

Rosette of restored Lacote salon guitar 1837

Rosette of 1837 Lacote.