A not so Simple Groden!

A not so Simple Groden!

Feb 18


I was contacted by a customer who purchased a Groden that had been previously repaired.


The mouth was repaired in such a way that it threw the alignment off and set the chest too far back in. (*click on photos for a larger view)





On a less rare piece where authenticity isn’t an issue, moving the pin would be an option.


On a rare piece like a Groden, the less the original wood on the piece is disturbed, the better.


Getting the chest to line up, required a lot of material to be removed from the previously repaired mouth which then pushed the mouth too far back into the piece and out of alignment.





To fix this, new wood was added to the mouth to build it back out.





The new wood was then carved, blended, and stained to match the original finish and the aged patina on the piece.






This is a lot of work, but it’s worth it to not disturb the original wood and maintain this piece’s authenticity.




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