Instruments for the restoration of violins and other stringed musical instruments

The musical instrument restorer finds an entire section on grandiliutai.com dedicated to the restoration and repair of musical instruments. All this selection is in continuous renewal to follow modern restoration techniques, always in constant development. Buy putty for wood restoration of musical instruments and clamps for restoration. Discover the rabbit glue used for the restoration, gilding and hardening of scagliola and for carpentry work.

Here are the high quality solutions for the restoration of stringed instruments

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    <p>This tool is a must-have when it comes to blending pigments and lacquers with oil varnishes. It boasts a remarkable flexibility at its tip, allowing for smooth and precise mixing.</p> <p>Total length 220mm</p> <p>Blade length 70mm</p> <p>blade thickness that tapers from 0.8mm at the base to about 0.2/0.3mm at the tip</p>
    050.205
    OLD WOOD 1700 Painting Knife Old Wood Varnish Accessories

    OLD WOOD 1700 Painting Knife

    €2.87

    Remarkable flexibility at the tip, allowing for smooth and precise mixing.

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    050.100
    Bochem Stainless Steel Spatula 0.4 - 150mm Bochem Spatulas

    Bochem Stainless Steel Spatula 0.4 - 150mm

    €5.66
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    <p>Aluminium framework mounted on an acrylic glass base, 28 x 35 cm. Lower bout clamp.</p> <p>Max. opening of body clamp 250 mm.</p> <p>Repair Holder</p> <p>Aluminium frame with mounting set.</p> <p>Instrument: Violin, Viola</p> <p>Jaw opening 250 mm</p> <p></p>
    050.203
    Repair Holder, Violin, Viola  Restoration

    Repair Holder, Violin, Viola

    €125.33
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    <p>Lightweight, precision clamps for repairing musical instruments and other fine handcrafted objects. Hand-forged steel frame with galvanised surfaces. Smooth-running brass spindle with knurled knob and steep thread. Ball-jointed, rubber coated pressure plate.</p> <p>The set contains one each:</p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 25 mm- Opening 10 mm</p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 28 mm- Opening 16 mm</p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 40 mm- Opening 29 mm </p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 88 mm- Opening 43 mm</p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 90 mm- Opening 30 mm</p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 135 mm- Opening 42 mm</p> <p>Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp, Jaw Depth 205 mm- Opening 40 mm</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>
    030.157
    Set Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamps, 7 pieces Herdim Clamps

    Set Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamps, 7 pieces

    €221.23

    Lightweight, precision clamps for repairing musical instruments and other fine handcrafted objects

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    <p>These traditional clamps, designed for the repair of musical instruments, are excellently suited to the construction of models thanks to their compact size. The two larger versions have a wide grip, and are therefore also used by restorers to repair damage to the veneer in the middle of table surfaces and tops. Forged by hand, the steel frames are built to withstand the hard knocks of everyday use in the studio, and have galvanized surfaces that are particularly easy to clean. Smooth-running brass spindle with knurled knob and steep thread. Ball-jointed pressure plate with removable rubber coating. Special silicone pads are available as accessories to protect varnished surfaces</p> <p></p>
    030.147
    Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp Herdim Clamps

    Herdim Hand-Forged Repair Clamp

    €33.52

    These traditional clamps, designed for the repair of musical instruments, are excellently suited to the construction of models thanks to their compact size

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    <p>Using this tool makes opening of the instrument an easy task. Tapered blade can be easily bounced with hammer on the thicker (2 mm) end, very thin blade 0.4 mm easily opens the plate-rib joint. The corner and endblocks can be gently opened from the inside of the instrument, which reduces the danger of cracks and snaps. The cutting edge is slightly curved and beveled on both sides. Hardness 59 HRC, stainless.</p> <p>Blade width 23 mm</p> <p>Overall length 170 mm</p>
    050.107
    Herdim Opening Chisel Herdim Restoration

    Herdim Opening Chisel

    €39.26

    Very thin but extremely rigid chisel, designed to help open the box of musical instruments

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    050.102
    Spatola Bochem con manico Legno 150mm Bochem Home

    Spatola Bochem con manico Legno 150mm

    €6.31
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    050.202
    Spatola Bochem con manico Legno spessore 0,8mm - 190mm Bochem Spatulas

    Spatola Bochem con manico Legno spessore 0,8mm - 190mm

    €5.66
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    <p><span style="background-color:#fbe329;"><strong>SOLD EXCLUSIVELY TO PROFESSIONALS!!!!</strong></span></p> <p>The 28BE Pure Ammonia, with a concentration of 30/33%, in a 1-liter container, is a versatile solution but must be handled with extreme caution due to its intrinsic danger. The designation "28BE" indicates the specific density of the solution, while the percentage of 30/33% underscores the high concentration of ammonia present.</p> <p>This ammonia solution finds applications in various sectors, including domestic, industrial, and commercial. Its versatility makes it useful for cleaning and degreasing surfaces, removing stubborn stains, and neutralizing unpleasant odors. In the industrial sector, it can be employed as a chemical reagent in various production processes.</p> <p>However, its hazardous nature requires utmost care during use. Pure ammonia is known for its potential to cause harm in case of prolonged contact or accidental ingestion. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully read the label instructions, use appropriate personal protective equipment, and ensure operation in a well-ventilated area to minimize the risks associated with the use of this substance.</p> <p>The inherent danger emphasizes the need to restrict access exclusively to experienced professionals who can handle this high-concentration ammonia solution safely and responsibly.</p>
    045.757
    Pure Ammonia 28BE, 30/33%, 1 liter Italchimici Solvents & Oils

    Pure Ammonia 28BE, 30/33%, 1 liter

    €4.02

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    <p>Extra-hard ceramic plaster (dental type) specifically designed for the reproduction of casting molds, for the creation of particularly hard models, such as columns, capitals, statues, etc. and as a putty for fine repair work on ceramics.</p> <p>The most suitable plaster for casts that have to undergo a lot of force from the clamps, as Violin Neck Graft.</p> <p>It has excellent hardness (Brinell) and very high compressive strength (800 Kg / cm2), greater than any alabaster gypsum.</p> <p>The models made of extra-hard ceramic plaster guarantee absolute fidelity in the reproduction of details!</p> <p></p> <p>BENEFITS:</p> <p></p> <p>- Ease of use</p> <p>- Absolutely faithful reproduction, even of details - Very fast hardening without adding additives</p> <p>- No cooking or drying required</p> <p>- Surface paintable with any color</p> <p>- No physiological contraindications</p> <p></p> <p>CHEMICAL-PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:</p> <p>Color: white-gray</p> <p>Brinell hardness: 200-230 N / mm²</p> <p>Ratio: 270 ml. of water per 1 kg.</p> <p>Workability time at 23 ° C: 10 min.</p> <p>Setting time at 23 ° C: 12 min.</p> <p>Linear expansion: 0.09%</p> <p>Compressive strength: 800 kg / cmq</p>
    050.201
    EXTRA HARD ceramic dental plaster - 1kg GL Restoration

    EXTRA HARD ceramic dental plaster - 1kg

    €3.44

    The most suitable plaster for casts that have to undergo a lot of force from the clamps, as Violin Neck Graft.

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    030.249
    Cracks Clamp G-CLAMP GL Restoration Clamps

    Cracks Clamp G-CLAMP

    €9.75
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    <p>Alabaster plaster is a calcined plaster obtained by firing ground calcium sulphate dihydrate (CaSO4-2H2O) in methane ovens with homogenization and constant temperatures.</p> <p>This way a mixable product is obtained which, once refined with wind separators to obtain the required particle size, finds ideal application in the making of molds, for the production of plaster items, such as frames and rosettes.</p> <p>Alabaster plaster has good characteristics of hardness, compactness and whiteness, but still inferior to other plasters based on calcium sulphate hemihydrate (ceramic plaster and synthetic plaster).</p> <p></p> <p>It is suitable for the moldings and plaster castings.</p> <p></p> <p>TECHNICAL FEATURES:</p> <p></p> <p>Appearance: compact white powder</p> <p></p> <p>Particle size at 100 µm: &lt;0.2%</p> <p></p> <p>Water / powder mixing ratio: 100/140</p> <p></p> <p>Workability time at 23 ° C: 6 min.</p> <p></p> <p>Initial setting time at 23 ° C: 8 min.</p> <p></p> <p>Final setting time at 23 ° C: 20 min.</p> <p></p> <p>Brinell hardness: 80-90 N / mm²</p> <p></p> <p>Compressive strength: 13 N / mm²</p> <p></p> <p>Linear expansion of setting (after 2 hours): 0.15%</p>
    050.200
    Alabaster Plaster 1kg GL Restoration

    Alabaster Plaster 1kg

    €2.38

    The most common plaster for making casts of violin parts!

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    <p>Maple and Boxwood peghole bushings, MADE IN GERMANY, conically shaped, used for the closure of peg holes on string instruments.</p> <p></p> <p>DIMENSIONS</p> <p></p> <p>Violin (VNO): 8/12mm</p> <p></p> <p>Viola (VLA): 10/14mm</p> <p></p> <p>Cello: 14/19mm</p>
    050.013
    Tapered Peghole Bushings MADE IN GERMANY Grandi Liutai Italiani Peg Holes Closing Cones

    Tapered Peghole Bushings MADE IN GERMANY

    €3.20

    Maple or Boxwood - MADE IN GERMANY

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    <h3>Our evaluation of the FILLERWOOD Stucco in Maple/Spruce Color - 100 g</h3> <p>The FILLERWOOD Stucco in Maple/Spruce Color - 100 g has been carefully evaluated by our team of experts at Grandi Liutai and represents an excellent choice for luthiers seeking high-quality stucco for their musical instruments. This stucco is specifically designed for the restoration and repair of defects and imperfections on stringed instruments such as violins, violas, and cellos. We are pleased to confirm that the FILLERWOOD Stucco in Maple/Spruce Color - 100 g is a top-quality product that delivers professional and long-lasting results. Its formula is specially developed to match the color of maple and spruce, two woods commonly used in the construction of musical instruments. This ensures a seamless and invisible finish once applied to the wood. The stucco's consistency is easily malleable, allowing for easy application and excellent adhesion to the instrument's surfaces. Additionally, once dried, the stucco hardens solidly, guaranteeing a smooth and durable surface. The FILLERWOOD Stucco in Maple/Spruce Color - 100 g is highly versatile and can be used to correct and fill various imperfections such as cracks, scratches, and holes. Its ability to adapt to the wood's natural color and its long-term durability make it ideal for repairing high-end musical instruments. We particularly appreciate the ease of use of the stucco, requiring only a simple application and proper sanding to achieve excellent results. Furthermore, the FILLERWOOD Stucco in Maple/Spruce Color - 100 g is safe to use and does not damage the wood of the instruments. In conclusion, the FILLERWOOD Stucco in Maple/Spruce Color - 100 g is a high-quality product that we highly recommend to luthiers seeking a reliable option for the repair and restoration of their stringed instruments. Its ability to match the wood's color, ease of use, and guaranteed durability make it a valuable stucco for instrument maintenance.</p>
    050.001
    FILLERWOOD Spruce/Maple Colour - 100 g Grandi Liutai Italiani Fillers

    FILLERWOOD Spruce/Maple Colour - 100 g

    €4.02
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    <p>Boxwood peghole bushings, conically shaped, used for the closure of peg holes on string instruments.</p> <p></p> <p>DIMENSIONS</p> <p></p> <p>Violin (VNO): 8/12mm</p> <p></p> <p>Viola (VLA): 10/14mm</p> <p></p> <p>Cello: 14/19mm</p>
    050.110
    Tapered Peghole Bushings Grandi Liutai Italiani Peg Holes Closing Cones

    Tapered Peghole Bushings

    €1.97

    Highest quality of French Boxwood

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    <h2>Lapin glue in grains Kremer pigment</h2> <p>Rabbit skin glue also called lapin glue in grains. It is a natural glue of natural origin that does not irritate the skin.</p> <h3>Discover the various uses of natural rabbit skin glue</h3> <p>This glue is used for the restoration but also for the hardening of scagliola for artistic use, for the restoration of furniture and for carpentry work.</p> <h3>Evaluation of the use of rabbit skin glue KREMER</h3> <p><strong>Grandi Liutai</strong> tested the use of KREMER's 100gr <strong>Rabbit Skin Glue Granules</strong> and found it to be a high-quality product. We used the glue as an adhesive for the restoration of antique artifacts, particularly for wooden objects, fabrics, and paper. We found the use of Rabbit Skin Glue to be highly versatile and able to adhere to a wide range of materials, offering strong hold and high durability over time. Additionally, it is easily reversible and does not leave any residue or permanent damage on treated objects. Another positive characteristic of Rabbit Skin Glue is its ability to be diluted with water, making it easily manageable and adaptable to a wide range of applications. This makes it ideal for the restoration of antique artifacts, where precision and flexibility are essential. However, it is important to note that the use of Rabbit Skin Glue requires some skill and attention in preparation and application, as temperature and humidity can affect its adhesion and drying time. In summary, KREMER's 100gr Rabbit Skin Glue Granules is a high-quality product that offers numerous benefits for the restoration of antique artifacts. <strong>Our evaluation is excellent</strong>; when used correctly, its flexibility, reversibility, and long-term durability make it an ideal choice for restoring wooden objects, fabrics, and paper.</p>
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    Rabbit Skin Glue in Cubes- 100 g KREMER KREMER Restoration

    Rabbit Skin Glue in Cubes- 100 g KREMER

    €1.89
    • Kremer pigment 
    • grains 100 gr
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    <p>These clamps feature all requirements for repair clamps used on fine and fragile structures:</p> <p>High stiffness versus low weight - especially of the clamps with large jaw openings. These two contradictory requirements are nicely combined with this Herdim achievement. Unique strutted design fulfills these requirements the best.</p> <p>The movable parts use the traditional movable brass plate and a precise brass spindle with knurled handle. The lower pad is adjustable in height and thus enhances the scope of application. The brass plate and movable lower pad can optionally be equipped with self-adhesive rubber cork paddings. To protect varnished surfaces, special silicone pads are available as accessories. Steel body with black anodized coating.</p> <p>Very stiff and low weight</p> <p>Adjustable lower pad with optional rubber cork padding</p> <p>Precise action</p> <p>less </p> <p>Material : Steel</p> <p></p> <p></p>
    030.137
    Herdim Repair Clamp Herdim Home

    Herdim Repair Clamp

    €17.95

    These clamps feature all requirements for repair clamps used on fine and fragile structures

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    <p><span style="background-color:#fbe329;"><strong>SOLD EXCLUSIVELY TO PROFESSIONALS!!!!</strong></span></p> <p>The 130-volume Hydrogen Peroxide with a concentration of 35%, in a 1-liter container, is a potent and concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide. This product is known for its bleaching and disinfectant properties and is commonly used in medical, cosmetic, and industrial applications.</p> <p>The "130 volumes" designation indicates the amount of active oxygen that the solution can release. In this case, it means that the solution can release active oxygen at a rate equivalent to 130 volumes of gaseous oxygen. The concentration of 35% indicates the amount of hydrogen peroxide present in the solution.</p> <p>It is advisable to use high-concentration hydrogen peroxide with caution, as it can be corrosive and irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. It is important to carefully follow the instructions for safe and appropriate use of the product.</p>
    045.756
    130-volume Hydrogen Peroxide 35%, 1 liter Italchimici Restoration

    130-volume Hydrogen Peroxide 35%, 1 liter

    €4.84

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    <p>The 4-screw system can be adjusted to any geometry of any crack. Even cracks which are significantly deformed can be brought back together by this versatile tool. Rubber padded plates and silicone pads (No. 820068 not included) enable use even on very delicate varnished surfaces without damage. Four different depths can serve and work at any crack position on either top or back plate. Will efficiently work with other Herdim crack clamps.</p> <p></p>
    030.228
    Herdim U-Shaped Crack Clamp, Jaw Opening 10 mm Herdim Clamps

    Herdim U-Shaped Crack Clamp, Jaw Opening 10 mm

    €76.97
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    <p>Special spreading tool for lifting and repairing damaged f-hole flaps (fits through the f-hole). Can also be used to measure sound post length.</p>
    050.104
    Herdim Lifter - clamp for internal reparation Herdim Restoration

    Herdim Lifter - clamp for internal reparation

    €9.75

    fits through the f-hole!

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    030.042
    Lower Block Clamp Herdim Clamps

    Lower Block Clamp

    €6.48

Quando si apre la cassa di un violino bisogna avere un buon set di spatole dalle più rigide alle più morbide, mentre per pulire le crepe bisogna utilizzare dei pennelli morbidi come il Pennello Piatto Sintetico Oro Borciani & Bonazzi che non rovineranno i bordi della crepa, per incollare le parti la  la Colla Di Pesce Liquida offre senz'altro un aiuto rapido e prezioso ed essendo reversibile sarà possibile intervenire sul restauro più volte in futuro senza danneggiare lo strumento.