Restoration is required when the instrument has suffered an accident or indelicate repairs.

Restoration work must reinstate the instrument's use and aesthetics, while retaining the maximum of its original material and respecting the principle of reversibility. These constraints imply infinite respect, patience, and creativity.

The violin maker must absorb the work of a late luthier so as to appreciate his intentions, in order to restore the original purpose of his creation. The optimum balance between, on the one hand, the maximum conservation with respect to its historical value, and on the other hand, its musical function, is pursued during this fascinating, multi-faceted restoration journey.