MATTHIEU LEGROS

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RESTORATION    

The restoration means to renovate an instrument of historical value that due to time suffered from severe deteriorations. Some instruments come to me in deplorable condition. Therefore, I need patience, perseverance and a “practical imagination” in order to invent solutions tailored exactly to each instrument. After a previous reflection, the work involves intervention in each fracture, covering woodworm galleries, giving back the original form to an arching by fabricating a mold...

The restoration has to be done with discernment. In our hands we have objects of a great historical value and an unsuccessful restoration might be fatal for the instrument and may disrupt its integrity. This type of restoration can take months or years, but it is really satisfying to see reborn an instrument.

In the last years I repaired instruments of diferent schools (Italian, French, English, Wien...) and great violinmakers like Testore, Gofriller, Platner, Alberti...

 

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