From sounds of silence to roaring silence

One of the world’s best speaker manufacturers JBL have been putting out amazing speakers for more than 4 decades and these classics are among some of the greatest. Chris came to us looking for a high quality timber restoration on these beauties. While the internals of these speakers are still pumping out great sound, the cases are or were a little worse for wear. We totally stripped out all the veneer, added some solid timber corner pieces to make them last another 50 years

speakers stripped down

speakers stripped down

and then re-veneered them in high grade American walnut and then repolished them in 2 pack Isolac finish.

preparing to re-veneer

preparing to re-veneer

Chris was amazed when he came to collect them and when we showed him the progress shots

from top left-mask up, repair, restoration

from top left-mask up, repair, restoration

he was very happy to see that we had done the job far in excess of his expectations. By removing all the old veneer, we ensured that the new veneer will stay for good and by reengineering the corners, we have actually made the units better than they were originally.

restored just like the original or shall we say even better? ;)

restored just like the original or shall we say even better? 😉

 Chris will now resell these classics for a profit as they are a collector’s item that are much sought after. “Rock on, JBL” !!!