30 Key, steel reeded Lachenal 148888
28-key, brass reeded Lachenal 61055
This instrument had heavily gouged and seized end bolts, having been badly overtightened in the past, and a good deal of fretwork was missing on one side. The simplest solution was to replace both the ends. The bellows were also refurbished with new leather. Mahogany was used with a light woodstain and french polish was applied to new and existing woodwork.
The restoration wasn't as sensitive as subsequent projects, nevertheless a badly damaged instrument has been brought back to life and plays very sweetly.