Older instruments deserve special treatment. Depending on the state and the characteristics of an instrument as well as the expectations and needs of its owner, it might make sense to restore the instrument to a playing state, or maybe just to undertake conservation measures to prevent it from further decay. Unlike an overhaul of a modern instrument, a restoration never tries to make an old instrument look brand new. I am not in favour of giving centuries-old metal parts a high-gloss finish. An instrument's history should not be denied - it should be allowed to age in dignity.

tenon basson avant clefs trille flageolet avant fente tete avant tone hole luvoni avant crook verdigris avant
tenon basson apres clefs trille flageolet apres fente tete apres tone hole luvoni apres crook verdigris apres

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