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  2. It is actually an illusion. The neck is straight.
  3. That's correct. The label has been removed so it's hard to determine just where the instrument originated. To clarify, that amount was only to repair the peg box. I don't think a graft was included in that price.
  4. It's actually a Derazey shop violin or copy. Here is a more complete picture of the back of the instrument. Sorry it's not the greatest picture.
  5. Thank you all for your responses. As the "new guy" I was a little hesitant to post at all. I did not expect so many detailed responses from such an experienced crowd. This has really helped put this repair in perspective. I am going to start soliciting some quotes on the repair. I am outside of Atlanta so I have access to some very capable shops. The two shops I have already talked to are estimating around $1000-1500. The appraised value after repair would be substantially higher but, as Ratcliff mentioned, I am limited if I ever need to sell. I have always wanted a Derazey style instrument so it is worth it to me to at least take the chance.
  6. Based on the style of the rest of the instrument the head is most likely original. The fingerboard is cracked and will be replaced.
  7. Thanks for the advice. The instrument is one I don't have much invested in financially or emotionally so probably have room to do a major repair without being upside down financially. I do plan on playing the instrument provided I can afford to make the instrument playable. Fortunately the pegbox is the only apparent major repair required. Unfortunately it is looking more and more expensive.
  8. Thanks for the response, the violin is in pretty good shape with the exception of the pegbox. There is a piece of wood glued on the inside of the pegbox behind the crack nearest the head, but nothing on the graft/re-graft end.
  9. Greetings! I have an instrument that I have had several shops look at and all seem to disagree on whether or not this repair needs to be left alone, be reinforced or whether it needs to be redone completely. Can anyone offer any advice? The repair seems solid but is not really reinforced in any way. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Here are some pictures.
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