I was at a store and saw one I really liked, it was a great price (extremely low), had some age, and had some character. It also looked like it needed some repairs, now I have spent a lot of time looking into this and did all my research on which hide glues to use, how to crack one open, etc.
It wasn't till I got home that I really started to look inside the violin and saw the tag. Now I know it is a reproduction but I was hoping I could find some info on what the actual age might be and maybe where it came from. As well as if I should bring this one to a luthier instead of trying to learn how to do repairs myself.
I also realize that I may end up doing a poor job and I could potentially ruin the violin. But I do a lot of research and have done other various jobs as well as made other wood items. I am very handy so a project like this isn't something that would scare me off.
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