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Above shows a new rib fitted, the belly was removed for access. Some repairs were also done to the belly. You can see this violin has false corner blocks, this is a cheap method of making used In many low grade factory or trade instruments. There only purpose was to trick you into thinking full or Proper blocks were used when you look through the end pin hole Above right show the new rib varnished in an antique style to match the instrument corpus The old rib shows a large hole made to accommodate fitting electronic pick-up.
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