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Restoration of antique instruments is one of the main activities of  M.A.Heyligers and his staff of assistants.
Every kind of restoration is carried out, as can be seen on the photos below.
These are an exemple of the great variety and complexity of Heyligers' restorations.
The techniques used for restoration in the Heyligers workshop are the result of long research
and collaboration with experts worldwide.
Many prestigious instruments have been restored with great care preparing them again for fulltime concert activities.

    

     

Violin scroll restoration.

Application of a so-called new 'cheek'.

 

     

Violin top-corner restoration.

Careful application of spruce corner- and boarder replacements.

 

     

Violin bass-bar on restored top.

The bass-bar is positioned over the crack-reinforcements.

 

     

Violin top after restoration.

Various restorations have been carried out on the top
before it is placed back on the ribs.

 

     

Violin top after restoration.

The same top as above, seen from outside
after completion of the work.

 

     

Insertion of various pieces of maple in woodworm damage
with the use of transplantation wood taken from
the same instrument.

 

 

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