Restoration


The preservation and restoration of fine old double basses requires patience and innovation as no two repairs are identical, and a vast repertoire of techniques is necessary to navigate such intricacies.  Working at Robertson and Sons Violins under the direction of Don Robertson, violin and varnish restoration expert Justin Robertson, and the combined expertise of David Briggs, Michael Brinegar, Christopher Savino and Christian Pedersen creates a stringed instrument repair laboratory where each person brings their creativity and lifelong experience to every major project.  Once each project is finished, the instrument is played in our recital hall by Aaron Robertson or Barbara Barber, two players of incredibly quality and scrutiny, where it will be critiqued and adjusted as necessary to produce an exemplary final result.