Unlabelled factory instrument, probably European, well made
This violin came to us with some alarming previous repair work! Two cracks in the front had previously had strips of wood inserted to close them and, after inspection with the endoscope, neither had been cleated on the inside. Inspection also revealed that the bass bar had been so heavily sprung that it had popped away from the front of the instrument at the bottom end. Both issued required the front to be removed...
With the front off we carved out the remains of the old bass bar and fitted a new, unsprung, one. We also cleated the previously repaired cracks in the front to strengthen them and prevent them spreading further up the instrument.
After gluing the front back on all the violin required was a full set up...