"Authentic performance" of Baroque music also takes into consideration the instrument making techniques employed during the Baroque period. In addition to making new instruments in the Baroque style, we also return originally Baroque instruments to their former state or convert suitable antique instruments to conform to the technical specifications of that period.
Stringed instruments can also be adapted specifically for performing the music of the First Viennese School ("transitional instruments").
Ideally, the conversion of a seventeenth or eighteenth-century instrument should take place in conjunction with necessary repair work. In the process, the usually no longer original bassbar can be replaced by one that more closely resembles the original (lighter) construction. Altering the neck (slant, overstand) as well as refitting the instrument with a new fingerboard, bridge, and soundpost are changes that can be carried out without opening the body.