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My lutherie reached the level at which I'm totally willing to take off the top of the rather cheap violin, glue the cracks and return top back. So far, my surgery caused no major damage, and patients have remained quite alive. However, now I have on the desk violin on which I played the last couple of years, which, in addition to a few open seams, has a problem shown in the following picture: Honestly, I'm not that broken rib even noticed until 6 months ago and I do not know the cause of it. It is rather possible that I bought the violin in such a state (a few years ago). I do not see the way for repair this rib without opening the top, but, this operation is very far from something I like to do. Beside, speaking about my "lutherie", I have a limit to which I am ready to go. This limit is not very sharp, but lies somewhere above classes Lewis and Son student violins. I do not know anything about this violin, I bought it from some guy who knew only that it was purchased in Linz, some 30-40 years ago. Here are some pictures of this violin: Violin is unlabeled. Varnish, I would say, is original. My knowledge about determining the age and origin is close to nothing, mostly collected here on MN, but I will be brave enough to declare that it seems to me that (1) this is a Schönbach violin and (2) it was made about 100 years ago. That's it: I said, and probably wrong, but I had to. It was stronger than me. What I want from you is to help me in determination of its origin and age, in order to make me able to assess whether it repair itself or to wait for the opportunity to entrust it to someone who does not have such a dilemma as I do.