Services

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Services include:

Assessment
Before working on an instrument, simple aspect of the instrument will be taken into account to helps better understand it. This assessment includes neck angle, bridge detail, sound post, tailpiece, tail gut, fingerboard and strings and the general condition of the instrument. Thickness of top and back can also be measured by request.

Maintenance and repairs
Following will be checked: the bridge posture and position; cracks; open seams; wear of the varnish; pegs; fingerboards; and general cleaning of the instrument.

The bridge has the tendency to bend towards the neck from tuning the instrument. This will be corrected as well as cleaning resin dust accumulated around the strings.

Fingerboard condition will be checked. If necessary, fingerboard will be trued by minimum amount.

Records of each instrument are kept so that when a player returns for further work, history of the condition and work done is easily accessible.

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Set up and sound adjustment
Set up adjustments are made to improve the instruments after careful consideration of the needs of each musicians.

Sound of the instrument is determined by the position of the sound post, neck angle, bridge height, tail piece and strings etc.

Refitting the sound post can usually improve body tension. However, if the sound post is too short for re-fitting, a new sound post will be re-fitted.

Cost of set up 
New bridge – £180.00
New sound post – £90.00

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Restoration
Each client and instrument has different needs.

Consultation is given to provide clear information on the process that can be used in restoring your instrument.

If you would like more information about restoration service, please contact ateliertomokomurai@gmail.com to arrange an appointment in advance.