The Restoration of Old Violins

ISBN 0 9528039 1 7 © 1999 Ron Fearn All rights reserved.

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Contents

Part One

1. Cleaning and Varnishing Page 6

2. Finger-boards 10

3. Top Nuts 14

4. Peg fitting 20

5. Sound Posts 26

6. End-pin fitting 32

7. Bridge fitting 34

8. Setting up the violin 42

9. General points 47

Part Two

10. Renewing a fingerboard 50

11.The Peg Box, re-bushing, repairing 58

12.Resetting the neck 68

13.The Belly, removing, repairing, replacing 84

14.The Saddle 96

Appendix. Measurements 100

Index 103

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