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Not long ago, soon after acquiring my current student violin, I found that the neck was not properly centered so the bridge must be placed off-center, 2-3mm towards the bass side. I've been thinking ways to solve this bad alignment of the neck and thought perhaps to unglue the top just under the neck block, pull on the scroll sidewise a bit and then re-glue. Could this work?
It was determined on another thread (http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/329710-why-is-the-endpin-off-center/ ) that the end-pin hole of a violin I have was drilled off-center. So I intend to plug the existing hole and make a new hole to bring things in line. I have a few questions. What wood should I use to plug the hole, and where is a good place to get it? I would like to obtain the wood locally if possible. What is the usual taper of the end-pin hole? Could I use a peg-hole reamer? Please let me know of any related tips or pitfalls.