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Missing Bass Bar?

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Where's the bass bar? And what's with those lumps there?! Was this some revolutionary attempt at improving the violin, or somehow they forgot to remove temporary stuff and install a bass bar before closing the top?

 

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54 minutes ago, Michael Jennings said:

Is that a "left-handed" fiddle?? If the photo is through the end-pin those look to be on the wrong side of centerline?

No, it's a normal fiddle. I have no idea what's going on in there!  :wacko:

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Looks like they could be pillars for closing a crack, the fact they are in pairs suggests this.

Pillars are a temporary addition to facilitate gluing, and should be removed afterwards. I assume there will be a crack visible there on the outside.

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4 hours ago, Dave Slight said:

Looks like they could be pillars for closing a crack, the fact they are in pairs suggests this.

Pillars are a temporary addition to facilitate gluing, and should be removed afterwards. I assume there will be a crack visible there on the outside.

Yeah. I think some one started to restore this fiddle then quit in the middle, put the top back on and moved it along. Was this acquired in an auction?

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3 hours ago, nathan slobodkin said:

Yeah. I think some one started to restore this fiddle then quit in the middle, put the top back on and moved it along. Was this acquired in an auction?

A friend gave it to me. I have no idea where he got it from.

 

1 hour ago, Michael Appleman said:

looks like the the center seam needed regluing...

...and it does still!

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That seam is open; whatever they were trying to do either didn't get done or didn't work.

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2 hours ago, nathan slobodkin said:

Same violin as in the second video in the 'how to open a violin" thread!

Yep! I figured since I had to open it and I've been meaning to make that video....  ;) 

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