RESOURCE LIST: New England Fixers
Offering repair and restoration of American and European clocks. Showroom on site displaying a number of antique and restored clocks for sale.
A dealer and restorer specializing in repairing 19th century pieces — both collector and heirloom rugs.
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.
Hot Strings Guitar Shop
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.
Vintage Fret Shop
Offering quality musical instruments, repairs, appraisals, and lessons for over 40 years.
The Vermont Guitar Wizard
A former rocker and current luthier, Brad French offers restoration, repairs, customization work, and construction of all fretted and bowed string musical instruments.
Baker Violin Shop
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.
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
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
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.
Newfane Country Store
Utilitarian fixes are the focus here, the perfect solution for extending the life of a quilt that bears a sentimental attachment.
Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.