He brings it back to life.
Seeing vintage items get restored to their former luster is one of our favorite things to see. These are the types of videos that we absolutely love watching. They are almost soothing in a way.
We love to see those who are skilled at their craft taking the time to show off their handiwork. This clip, which comes from a helpful woodworker, is certainly no different in that regard.
Estonian woodworker Ahti Toplaan of AT Restoration is here to showcase their skills and you will be in awe. This beautiful vintage parlor guitar is clearly a gorgeous instrument but it was in need of some work. The effort that Ahti puts in here is an absolute must-see, as they take the guitar apart and put it back together.
We have never seen this type of repair in action before if we are being honest. This is the sort of thing that we could get used to watching, though.
Once the guitar was put back together and repaired, it was restored to its original condition and is now fully playable. The guitar was originally crafted by the good folks at Olbrei & Ko. during the early stages of the 20th century.
That makes these repairs all the more impressive, of course. According to the video’s description, this guitar is also Russian in origin. “This guitar was made by Olbrei & Co, in Tallinn, somewhere between 1907-1940. Restoring a guitar was quite a challenge for me…This guitar is a bit different. It has seven strings (Russian guitar),” it said.
Ahti has a way of making these types of repairs look as easy as possible and we appreciate it so much. The amount of love and care that Ahti puts into these repairs is more than evident when you check out the video.
So, what are you waiting for? Take a moment to take in the instrument’s transformation in the video below!