Repair and maintenance of a fine classical or flamenco guitar is not a matter of “if,” but of “when.” Aside from strings, nuts and saddles wear out, as do frets. French polish will eventually need touch-up work. Cracks in wood are not uncommon. Fortunately, most of these issues are manageable, and with proper skill and attention, can be remedied.
I have many years of extensive restoration experience, with highly developed skills in the following areas:
- Guitar set-up
- Correcting action problems, where strings are too high, and not enough saddle is left to make adjustments. This is a complex area, requiring evaluation of neck angle, fingerboard thickness or relief, saddle height, etc.. Corrective action depends on many factors unique to your guitar.
- Fretwork (leveling, crowning and dressing frets and setting up optimal action) as well as complete re-frets and fingerboard planing
- Tuning machine adjustment or replacement
- Flamenco pegs service, both wooden pegs, as well as planetary geared pegs
- nut and saddle adjustments or replacement
- french polish touch-up or complete refinish
- soundboard, back and sides crack repair work
- installation of tap plates (golpeadores) for flamenco guitars
- re-gluing of lose braces
- worn bridge tie block repairs
- 12-hole bridge conversions to increase string-break angle