Most repairs carried out on recorders are invisible because the work has been done inside the instrument to act on the sound quality.
However here are some common custom repairs that can be seen :
In most case an instrument with a cracked beak can be brought back to life by turning down the beak and fitting a sleeve to make it airtight. This can then be turned to the original profile.
(Click on each picture to see how this can be done)
Or how a thorough cleaning can give a new youth (visual and auditory!) to a recorder ...
(Before/after, click on the photos)
This old bombard looked sad and sick... after a few hours of intervention, it has regained colors!
(Click on the photos to enlarge them and to follow the steps)
Laying of a bone insert to rebuild the thumb hole.
(Before / After - click on the photos)
Setting up of a brass ring to consolidate a slit and improve the aesthetics of the instrument.
(Click on the photos to enlarge them and see the steps!)
This cap allows you to play the bass without brass tube, but with the window turned towards the listeners and not toward you like when played without a cap.
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In resin, this little tip (decorative end of the head of a traverso) had broken while falling.
I made one identical in boxwood to replace it.
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