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RESOURCE LIST: New England Fixers

RESOURCE LIST: New England Fixers
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Scott Edwards
Scott’s Clocks
Peterborough, NH

Offering repair and restoration of American and European clocks. Showroom on site displaying a number of antique and restored clocks for sale.


Jeffrey Good
Canterbury, NH
A dealer and restorer specializing in repairing 19th century pieces — both collector and heirloom rugs.

Jessie Turbayne
Westwood, MA
Having written many books on the subject, Jessie Turbayne knows all about the history and intricacies of hooked rugs. All restoration work is done by Jesse herself, and she offers an appraisal service too.


Jamie Boss
Hot Strings Guitar Shop
Milford, CT
Covering the gamut of acoustic guitar, the 1200 square foot shop has everything required to build and repair stringed instruments.

Johnson String Instruments
Newton Center, MA
Repair and restoration, as well as custom setups and tonal adjustments, and bow repair and rehair services for violins, violas, cellos, and bass.

David Colburn
Vintage Fret Shop
Ashland, NH
Offering quality musical instruments, repairs, appraisals, and lessons for over 40 years.

Brad French
The Vermont Guitar Wizard
Colchester, VT
A former rocker and current luthier, Brad French offers restoration, repairs, customization work, and construction of all fretted and bowed string musical instruments.

David Baker
Baker Violin Shop
Dummerston, VT

Violins, fiddles, violas, and cellos will find themselves in good hands here. David Baker, the shop luthier, has spent the last nine summers training under the keen eye of the world-renowned master Hans J. Nebel, a fourth generation violinmaker.

Tucker Barrett
Brattleboro, VT
This shop is dedicated to the repair and restoration of vintage and contemporary acoustic and electric guitars. And, word has it that Tucker Barrett’s fret work is particularly exquisite.


Giclée of New England
Palmer, MA
Among the variety of services offered is photo restoration. Giclée (pronounced ghee-clay) prints of archival quality will last for generations if kept under the proper conditions.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center
Williamstown, MA
Offering consultation and treatment on all types of historic and contemporary photographic and photomechanical materials, these highly-skilled conservators and technicians have the expertise to undertake projects of virtually any scale or level of complexity, working for large-scale institutions and individual collectors.


Marilyn Distelberg
Newfane Country Store
Newfane, VT
Utilitarian fixes are the focus here, the perfect solution for extending the life of a quilt that bears a sentimental attachment.

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