Lovely little soprano C.F.Martin & Co. uke before and after.

Lovely little soprano C.F.Martin & Co. uke before and after.

 Wonderful old German Upright Bass before... 

Wonderful old German Upright Bass before... 

 After restoration work completed. 

After restoration work completed. 

 Making a brazilian Rosewood bridge with added string compensation. 

Making a brazilian Rosewood bridge with added string compensation. 

 Unthinkable nowadays, but at the time adding a pickup through the side of a 1937 D-28 Martin Dreadnought was an upgrade.

Unthinkable nowadays, but at the time adding a pickup through the side of a 1937 D-28 Martin Dreadnought was an upgrade.

 Haoles patched, cleated and touched up ready for finish... 

Haoles patched, cleated and touched up ready for finish... 

 A local neighborhood lutherie hero of mine, Les Reitfors. Wonderfully personal, handmade instruments with island pride. 

A local neighborhood lutherie hero of mine, Les Reitfors. Wonderfully personal, handmade instruments with island pride. 

 Ready to return to the collection! 

Ready to return to the collection! 

 A pleasure to meet this old fella! Perhaps the only all Koa, Kamaka tear drop mandolin. 

A pleasure to meet this old fella! Perhaps the only all Koa, Kamaka tear drop mandolin. 

 I consider it an honor to be one of the Kamaka families  preferred restoration experts.

I consider it an honor to be one of the Kamaka families  preferred restoration experts.