I strive to repair instruments in a way that respects their histories, and meets the needs of their owners.
Different instruments and different owners have different needs. There are repairs I would do to keep a thirty year old, $100 guitar playing that I would not do on a highly valuable vintage instrument, and vice versa.
In general, and especially with more valuable instruments, my repair approach favors reversability. This does not reflect a lack of confidence on my part, but a recognition of the fact that the instrument will have a future after it leaves my shop: you don’t weld the hood shut after changing the oil.
I have returned plywood Yamahas to roadworthiness, and restored Martins over one hundred years old to function and beauty after decades of neglect, and everything in between. I will bring the same respect for the integrity of the instrument, and high quality repair, to your instrument.