I am a hobbiest/ multiple instrument builder.
I hope to complete my first from scratch fiddle after working through a kit a few years ago and improving my finishing techniques with my last few Ukes.
I will be working through the Strobel books but my question is about an old violin.
I acquired a few parts and throw-aways from a luthier friend to review and possibly work on refurbishing.
My question is one of the instruments I should be able to refurbish when I gain more skill.
It needs edge/purfling repair from a probable drop and has a few cracks that I have repaired/cleated.
The label says "M Lubowski 1911 San Francisco - redone from a Old French Violin".
The top weight with intrinsic bass bar weighs only 69 grams.
The gradations seem to be appropriate for a well-made violin.
Is this secondary to further desiccation of the wood?
This seems too light as a goal for a new build?
Thank you for your consideration,