The links below are to pages showing various work I have done. When I do major repairs I often digitally photograph them. I can burn a CD of your overhaul or restoration for you when I work on your instrument.. This is also part of my ongoing effort to document significant basses and/or repairs whenever possible.


I hand craft custom fingered C extensions-
I have to have your bass to make one, though.

I had this great old Italian bass in 4 pieces for its total restoration.

I graft the original scroll & peg box to a new maple neck on a bass by JF Lott.

This bass is a common 20th Century commercial but its overhaul shows so many different repairs I have kept it on my site since its debut.


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