I did buy a new bellows for a 30 button Jones from a guy in Ireland, who takes the orders on ebay.
The quality seems very good to me. I originally thought the folds were a bit thick, but they do play in a bit thinner.
And the existing bellows on this Jeffries seem quite thick too, even after all these years, so one of his might be fairly close to the original.
A finished bellows with gold tooling would work out about three hundred Euros.
As far as the fretwork goes, I have repaired fretwork in the past, but not on something of this quality.
I have two options, to rob a scrap lachenal for pieces, or to cut new.
I have a scroll saw, but have never used it in anger, so I'd have to do a few trial runs, which I don't mind.
I would trace or print out the existing fretwork on paper, and then copy and replace parts into the missing holes,
until I had a template that I was happy with.
And then cut out the missing section, and use it to cut the new pieces with the scroll saw.
That might seem all wrong to you, but it's what I'm chewing over at the moment.
But any better suggestions would be very welcome.
I'm in no hurry with this, because I didn't buy it to sell on.
Edited by Patrick McMahon, 20 June 2016 - 02:56 PM.