Re: [CR]When is a restoration not a restoration?

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

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Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 14:03:15 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]When is a restoration not a restoration?

In a message dated 6/2/2007 1:14:39 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

So are these originals or restorations? If the same hands finish it a second time, is it then again "original"?


in my opinion the strict sense of original means original. But if you compare these bikes to a stradivarius or amati violin the line begins to fade. None or very few of those instruments exist in an original state. They were/are modified by other luthiers. It does not seem to decrease value because the instruments may not still exist without help. Maybe comparing frames to old fiddles or old master pieces is incorrect, but it might be in 300-400 more years.

Jonathan Greene Oviedo FL

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