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Old instruments should generally be preserved in their original state. When there is need to play on an instrument of this type, I suggest a copy of it.

When the historic instruments needs to be played on, I recommend following preparations

  • soaking of the instrument in propolis or an oil bath
  • closing of existing fissures
  • replacement of the old tuning cork
  • replacement of threadings
  • tuning (by application of bee wax)

Copies can be rebored, because wood shrinks naturally. Prices depending on required effort and materials.