We frequently get some potentially very valuable and often very neglected vintage instruments through our doors. Our main goal in doing restoration work is to correct modifications and neglect issues that have occurred through the years to some of these fine old pieces of history. We generally preach the mantra that you don't want a vintage instrument to look like it just came from the factory floor in 1952....it should have some "age" on it and we don't want to see collectors value damaged but rather enhanced. In that light we strive to correct things such as finishes that have been stripped off, hardware that has been changed from OEM and wear that would make playing unfeasible. We approach every restoration from a forensic point of view (that's our background.....bona fide Crime Scene Investigators) and can chemically age hardware when replacements are required to match the remaining originals. We will also conserve original parts when salvageable for re-install.