Violin Cracks –

Violin Cracks

  • By admin
  • - January 27

So Many Cracks…

This poor old violin had seen better days.  A past repairman caused many micro cracks when the top was forcefully removed.  The repair that had been done, a center seam crack that was shimmed, has now failed…as well as most of the micro cracks have now become full blown cracks. 

We began by just taking things a part to see how much damage was really there.  The more we dug…the more we found.  14 cracks with a total distance of 39.5 inches!!!  Roughly 30 cleats, an eyebrow patch and a sound post plate were needed to get the top back together.  Also, the end block was split in two.  The break was clean, so we decided to re-glue it rather than to replace it to help keep costs down.

In the end this is a great little violin that will make the owners happy for years to come.