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STRING REPAIR

  • Instrument Setup: Adjusting the instrument to ensure optimal playability, including adjusting the neck relief, string action, and intonation.

  • Bridge Repair/Replacement: Repairing or replacing the bridge, which is a critical component that supports the strings and transfers their vibrations to the soundboard.

  • Nut and Saddle Adjustment/Replacement: Adjusting or replacing the nut (the small piece at the top of the fingerboard) and saddle (located on the bridge) to ensure proper string height and spacing.

  • Fretwork: Leveling, crowning, and polishing the frets to improve playability and eliminate buzzing or intonation issues.

  • Crack Repair: Repairing cracks in the body or neck of the instrument, often using specialized techniques such as cleating or filling.

  • Soundboard/Top Replacement: Replacing the soundboard or top of the instrument, which may have suffered damage or deterioration.

  • Structural Repairs: Addressing structural issues such as loose braces, broken linings, or warped components.

  • Electronics Repair/Installation: Repairing or installing pickups, preamps, or other electronic components in electric or acoustic-electric instruments.

  • Replacing Tuning Machines: Replacing worn-out or malfunctioning tuning machines (also known as tuners or machine heads).

  • Restringing and Cleaning: Changing strings, cleaning and conditioning the instrument, and ensuring it is in optimal condition for play.

  • Bow Rehairing/Repair: Rehairing or repairing bows for stringed instruments like violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.

  • Varnish/Finish Touch-ups: Repairing or touching up the instrument's varnish or finish to improve its appearance and protect it from further damage.

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