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This fascinating place

where instruments heal their wounds

EXCELLENCE WITHIN ALL BRANDS' REACH

Only a master luthier who routinely deal with valuable instruments, has the rigour and know-how required to care and restore your instrument

EXCELLENCE WITHIN ALL BRANDS' REACH

Only a master luthier who routinely deal with valuable instruments, has the rigour and know-how required to care and restore your instrument

EXCELLENCE WITHIN ALL BRANDS' REACH

Only a master luthier who routinely deal with valuable instruments, has the rigour and know-how required to care and restore your instrument

Look at these bewitching scenery from the Alt Emporda, land of passage, north of the Costa Brava. Here you will find, in all its hidden mystery, this old water mill that is called The Castle. The Castle is the refuge and fortress where instruments heal their wounds: this place whose name, THE BIRD RESTORE CENTRE, the traveler already knows, and whose motto spells the tireless hours used to return to life many tired strings. The instrument offers his wounds to the hands that heal and rescue it from oblivion; spell-bound love who knows to listen its pale lament, and, with loving care, brings it back to the sea of sounds.
Born of Ms. Lorenna Del Mar and master luthier Jerzy Drozd - heart of the house JERZY DROZD, the union of two talents whose vision and creativity created a new language in lutherie art - desire to offer private owners as well as technicians, retailers, music stores and institutions the possibility to experience the excellence of JERZY DROZD service, at THE BIRD RESTORE CENTRE master luthier Jerzy Drozd takes care, mantains, repairs, restores, upgrades, embellishes... the most precious guitars, bass guitars, mandolas, mandolines..., electric and acoustic instruments coming from the most diverse corners of the world and of all brands and builders.

 

ROUTINE CARE


Your string instrument responds sensitively to several factors such as humidity or temperature, as well as regularity of use.

Even if they have been naturally dried for long years, the woods that make up your musical instrument are especially delicate, because of the fact that they maintain to a greater or lesser extent their hygroscopic properties.

It follows from this the great importance of a regular professional care and maintenance in order to preserve its quality, sound personality and value.

You must also bear in mind that our listening habits, your touch and your complete satisfaction are consciously or unconsciously influenced by the condition of your instrument.

Just a precisely adjusted and in perfect condition string instrument ensures you right answer, optimum sound and comfort playing.

Only a rigorous, high qualified master luthier can carry out this routine maintenance that will really bring out the best from your musical instrument.

Cuidados Rutinarios
Only a rigorous, high qualified master luthier can carry out this routine maintenance that will really bring out the best from your instrument

RESTORATION


Depending on circumstances, musical instruments repair or restoration work is part of the care needed when there has been heavy and long use.

However, you should not just let your string instrument be restored anywhere. Many instruments are brought to us after they were literally dis-improved at considerable expense. Then the consequences of such repair must first be eliminated and only afterwards proceed to the restoration.

Only a master luthier who routinely deal with valuable stringed instruments, with the necessary professional know-how, experience and equipment must repair or restore yours. This way your string instrument will return to many decades of new commitment, preserving its esence, quality and value.

A restoration made by the expert hands of master luthier Jerzy Drozd can unlock and preserve the value of your stringed musical instrument.

Restauración
A restoration made by the expert hands of master luthier Jerzy Drozd can unlock and preserve the value of your stringed musical instrument

MODERN UPGRADES


Pursuing his insatiable quest for perfection, always distant, master Jerzy Drozd develops and implements the most innovative upgrades; to improve and renew the attributes of the stringed musical instruments.

Why are these updates so important? Because they enable the most demanding musicians to tailor his loyal companion to fit their new needs and requirements; opening up a new range of possibilities for the artist.

The periodic upgrade of your stringed instrument represent the complete assurance that it will perform at its very best, year after year.

Hora de Todos
Only a master luthier who routinely deal with valuable stringed instruments, with the necessary professional know-how, experience and equipment must repair or restore your instrument
Modernas Actualizaciones
Pursuing his insatiable quest for perfection, always distant, master Jerzy Drozd develops and implements the most innovative upgrades; to improve and renew the attributes of the stringed musical instruments

ART THAT CREATES ART

Each work is the reflection of a thorough master hand

Routine Care

  • Restring
  • Setup
  • Intonation
  • Bridge adjustment
  • Truss rod adjustment
  • Internal / external cleaning
  • Electronic maintenance
  • Consumable parts replacement

Fretboard care

    • Fretboard coating
    • Fretboard leveling
    • Fretboard cleaning
    • Frets grind and polish
    • Localized/sides fret work
    • Fret dressing
    • Refret instrument
    • Fretted to fretless conversion
    • Fretless to fretted conversion

Troubleshooting

  • Mass solution
  • Preamp labour
  • Pickups labour
  • Potentiometers
  • Parts replacement
  • Strings-frets friction
  • Copper field shielding
  • Interference, noises, equalization

Restoration

  • Integral restoration
  • Partial restoration
  • Headstock repair
  • Cracks,fissures repair
  • Tuners replacement
  • Screws replacement
  • Bridge replacement
  • Finish touch ups
  • Complete refinish
  • Wood structural restoration

Modern Upgrades

  • MIDI System
  • RMC piezo bridge
  • John East preamp
  • Aguilar OBP-3 preamp
  • Mike Pope 4 bands preamp
  • Last generation pickups
  • Personalized upgrades development

Bespoke service

  • Nuts
  • Ramps
  • Knobs
  • Bridges
  • Pickups
  • Thumbrests
  • Inlays and details
  • Jewellery works
  • Finishes and ornamentation

AT YOUR DISPOSAL

Please contact us by electronic mail at
customer.relations@thebirdrestorecentre.com
A personal adviser will attend you in English or Spanish
Messages are welcome in either language

THE CASTLE

The Castle is our home
The Castle is located in the province of Girona, Costa Brava in Spain
Collect and delivery service by courier is provided worldwide
Visits are by appointment only