Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair Betty is an Italian born Guitar Maker and Repairer based in London, UK.

Betty was born in Cremona-Italy, the birthplace of Violin Making. She graduated with the highest marks at the International Violin Making School in Cremona, getting specialized in Guitar & Plucked Instruments making. After her graduation she moved to London, and she attended a one year course at South Thames College in Guitar Making and Repair. She now works on acoustic, classic and electric guitars, doing repair, manteinance and restoration.

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12/12/2015

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Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair
12/12/2015

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair

Sometimes it's nice to get back to violins....but then I realize  that guitars are my true and only love
23/04/2014

Sometimes it's nice to get back to violins....
but then I realize that guitars are my true and only love

This violin belongs to a friend of mine, and it hasn't been played for over 20 years. I put it back on track and it's ready to make music again!

I made this guitar when I was 17 years old, back in Italy.Now I've re-shaped the neck, adjusted the action, the bridge, ...
23/04/2014

I made this guitar when I was 17 years old, back in Italy.
Now I've re-shaped the neck, adjusted the action, the bridge, made a new saddle and a new nut, and I'm also French-polishing it.

This steel stringed guitar had a plastic saddle that completely spoilt the sound of it. So I took it out and made a bran...
23/04/2014

This steel stringed guitar had a plastic saddle that completely spoilt the sound of it. So I took it out and made a brand new one, with real animal bone.

AFTERThe new nut is now in place, and the slots for the strings have been prepared.
23/04/2014

AFTER
The new nut is now in place, and the slots for the strings have been prepared.

AFTER!  It  looks like something completely different, with the new purfling as well.
30/07/2013

AFTER! It looks like something completely different, with the new purfling as well.

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair's cover photo
25/05/2013

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair's cover photo

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair's cover photo
25/05/2013

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair's cover photo

Hi all!Here is my new page about guitar making!Please Like it and feel free to comment!!!^_^
25/05/2013
Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair

Hi all!
Here is my new page about guitar making!
Please Like it and feel free to comment!!!
^_^

Betty is an Italian born Guitar Maker and Repairer based in London, UK.

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair's cover photo
25/05/2013

Betty D. Ripari - Guitar Making & Repair's cover photo

25/05/2013

Hi all! This is my brand new page :) In my photo albums you'll be able to see the things I'm currently doing.
Please feel free to comment and ask anything!
^_^

Restoring an old Gretsch archtop from the '50s
25/05/2013

Restoring an old Gretsch archtop from the '50s

I made this guitar when I was 17 years old, back in Italy.Now I've re-shaped the neck, adjusted the action, the bridge, ...
25/05/2013

I made this guitar when I was 17 years old, back in Italy.
Now I've re-shaped the neck, adjusted the action, the bridge, made a new saddle and a new nut, and I'm also French-polishing it.

Adjusting the action/ Re-dressing the frets/ on a ukulele
25/05/2013

Adjusting the action/ Re-dressing the frets/ on a ukulele

Re-fitting of the bridge/saddle on a classic guitar
25/05/2013

Re-fitting of the bridge/saddle on a classic guitar

Re-purfling of an old American banjo
25/05/2013

Re-purfling of an old American banjo

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