​​ Neopolitan
refurbishment

Original Maker
Achille Lanfranco &Son
Naples
190?

Given to me with a broken neck.
New section scarfed on and fingerboard replaced.

Yes - the machine heads are on upside down.
The original brass ones would not hold the string tension.
I temporarily fitted the modern tuners to test the strength of the repair, but they would only fit upside down.

​I can now source replacements.