Ancient Music

Wood Repairs

       Sometimes musical instruments just get broken; some body panel is smashed or a head or neck broken. With sufficient care missing wood can be replaced.

       The pictures here illustrate a historically interesting mandolin which had its tuning head broken off leaving only a jagged spike above the nut, and some of the fragments were lost.

       First the head is glued and pinned to its root on the neck..Then the broken surface is prepared and a new piece of similar wood is glued on. After the new wood is shaped and sanded and selectively stained to match, the entire head is refinished.

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