Remove neck from its mortise, fit required additions to block, ribs, top edge and neck heel and reset neck;
discussion on making neck graft (à la Maestro Sacconi)
The courses will provide detailed instructions and demonstration. Given the small class size, and hands-on nature of the program, you will find this a very informative and challenging week.
Hans J. NEBEL
Master craftsman and internationally renowned violin restorer, is the fourth generation of violin makers and a graduate of the famed Bavarian State School of Violin Making in Mittenwald.
He started his professional career at Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., in New York City, where he worked for 18 years, and became a long term disciple of M° S. F. Sacconi, the universally acknowledged dean and originator of modern repair technique and restoration.
On suggestion of Dario D’Attili and M° Sacconi he was appointed head of the restoration department at Wurlitzers, a firm that was considered the Mecca of violin business in US.
Since 1974, Mr. Nebel heads his own business in New Jersey, where he specializes in major restoration and the sale of quality stringed instruments and bows.
He accompanied the New York Philharmonic on its tour of the Far East as a caretaker of their fine instruments. For over 37 years he has taught violin repair at several Universities, currently at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
He is a Founder Member of the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers, also a Founder Member of the Violin Society and a Member of the International Society of Violin and Bow Makers.
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