Thumb Bushing


Thumb hole bushing becomes necessary when the hole becomes worn as in the first photograph. Difficulty playing high notes can often be attributed to this wear as it acts as a guide to the thumb nail. The solution is to return the hole to the original shape. This is done by cutting away the surrounding wood and inserting a plastic (or sometimes wooden) ring.


The second photo shows the same instrument with the restored hole. The plastic used is a hard plastic that should last for years. If however this gets worn it is an easy job to replace with a new ring.

Typical prices:

Descant/treble/tenor : £25

Bass : £35