Callier-Scollard Violins
Craig Scollard

50 E. Green St. Suite 142
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-2870

Mon, Tue, Wed 10:00-1:00.
Thu, Fri, Sat 2:00 to 5:00

Intercom Access Code, Press:
142 and then the CALL button:

Upcoming Events  

<< >>November 2022
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
Cello Scroll Repair

The Scollard "Inner Sleve" Scroll Repair Method

Here are some cellos with broken scrolls where I used my Inner sleve method.


 

This is a nice cello with an unusual scroll and peg box. This cello had been broken before and just glued with two pins on each side of the scroll. The difference with this scroll was the break wasn't near the nut but closer to the "C" string, plus the back side of the scroll was super thin and it had two long existing cracks running down the back of the scroll.

IMG 20220502 111436 922 IMG 20220502 111436 922
IMG 20220502 112536 240 IMG 20220502 112536 240
IMG 20220502 133314 558 IMG 20220502 133314 558
IMG 20220502 133357 959 IMG 20220502 133357 959
IMG 20220502 133500 917 IMG 20220502 133500 917
IMG 20220510 100239 889 IMG 20220510 100239 889
IMG 20220510 100335 468 IMG 20220510 100335 468
IMG 20220814 133349 643 IMG 20220814 133349 643
IMG 20220513 173528 619 IMG 20220513 173528 619
IMG 20220513 173604 357 IMG 20220513 173604 357
IMG 20220513 180402 638 IMG 20220513 180402 638
IMG 20220516 104241 576 IMG 20220516 104241 576
IMG 20220517 163149 382 IMG 20220517 163149 382
IMG 20220518 085030 570 IMG 20220518 085030 570
IMG 20220521 114904 924 IMG 20220521 114904 924
IMG 20220810 171721 586 IMG 20220810 171721 586
IMG 20220810 171745 191 IMG 20220810 171745 191
IMG 20220814 133349 643 IMG 20220814 133349 643
IMG 20220828 144936 274 IMG 20220828 144936 274
IMG 20220828 145014 323 IMG 20220828 145014 323
IMG 20220828 151758 275 IMG 20220828 151758 275
IMG 20220828 151802 203 IMG 20220828 151802 203
IMG 20220828 163111 965 IMG 20220828 163111 965
IMG 20220828 165409 809 IMG 20220828 165409 809
IMG 20220829 160724 433 IMG 20220829 160724 433
IMG 20220829 160952 367 IMG 20220829 160952 367
IMG 20220829 173506 086 IMG 20220829 173506 086
IMG 20220831 161357 234 IMG 20220831 161357 234
IMG 20220901 134736 422 IMG 20220901 134736 422
IMG 20220901 135908 356 IMG 20220901 135908 356
IMG 20220901 172345 888 IMG 20220901 172345 888
IMG 20220902 134444 886 IMG 20220902 134444 886
IMG 20220904 143257 997 IMG 20220904 143257 997
IMG 20220906 173446 409 IMG 20220906 173446 409
IMG 20220910 120824 146 IMG 20220910 120824 146
IMG 20221001 123833 448 IMG 20221001 123833 448
IMG 20221001 123851 936 IMG 20221001 123851 936
IMG 20221001 123916 736 IMG 20221001 123916 736
IMG 20221001 130541 334 IMG 20221001 130541 334

 

This is a cello scroll repair. Not only did the scroll break off the neck but there were fractures on the checks of the scroll where you could tell the varnish had cracked. Although I could barly get the scroll to cheaks to move I didn't force them apart and just worked as much glue as possible into the fractures. Other shops wanted to do a neck graft. Here are the steps I used for my method.

IMG 20211204 131444 583 IMG 20211204 131444 583
 

Oops, I can't find the before photo,

but this broken bass scroll shows how

this cello scroll was broken.

IMG 20211220 174412 230 IMG 20211220 174412 230
IMG 20220103 170320 785 IMG 20220103 170320 785
IMG 20220103 172825 951 IMG 20220103 172825 951
IMG 20220109 150033 265 IMG 20220109 150033 265
IMG 20220114 125843 076 IMG 20220114 125843 076
IMG 20220114 130114 959-1 IMG 20220114 130114 959-1

Since this was a bad break, It needed two layers of formed fiber and two screwed in pins under the nut. I believe the other shop's estimate was because they didn't want to repair the scroll unless they did a neck graft.


Add your comment

 
 
Ask Us     Site Map     Top     QR Code

Bass Bows   Bow Rehairs   Cello Bows   Craig Scollard   Los Angeles   Studio City   Viola Bows   Violin Bows   Violin Repairs   Basses   Cellos   Glendale   Hollywood   Pasadena   Rehair   Repairs   Violas   Violins   cello   graft   method   neck   repair   scollard   scroll   shops   steps   wanted