This delightful old cello came in for some repairs and setup adjustment. The outer extremities of the front plate had been worn away over the years – I decided to replace the worst two entirely, whilst the others received minor grafts.

The instrument had picked up rather a lot of dirt, so I gave it a thorough cleaning (though I left some of the patina for “character”.)

I also fitted a new bridge and soundpost and a new set of pegs and endpin as well as replacing the tailpiece and fitting new strings. All in all, a comprehensive overhaul!