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i just started this one, Made in Germany label, if I remember right that dates it 75 to 90 years old.  It is literally falling apart at the seams.  Glue failure from heat would be my guess.  Will make it easier to take apart.  No corner blocks... should I put some in?2473115B-8580-4F19-9A66-C33DBA1339B6.jpegImage Enlarger0BDE14FF-F90B-4EC6-9F27-4594DBD82E33.jpegImage Enlarger03AEC273-BA02-4D60-AC67-DC37BAD846DE.jpegImage Enlarger658663CA-C81B-4CC0-8EC0-350234336D9A.jpegImage Enlarger7F57111D-125A-4083-BEBB-42FBBF26989B.jpegImage Enlarger51AC49C2-B265-4EFF-B62D-A454425DDB34.jpegImage Enlarger1996FC57-3100-479B-A2F3-6FC475E99A92.jpegImage Enlarger

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Took about 10 minutes to tear down, one split in top to cleat,  @@Irv, this one is a bass bar carved with top as one piece againFDDC4865-15B4-4930-B489-AB02ADCB7203.jpegImage Enlarger698A8CD5-03E4-43DF-88D0-F8992EBA690D.jpegImage Enlarger09B4FBD5-EF9E-49E6-A604-5A577DCFD462.jpegImage Enlarger6915B869-53A3-4F63-A7D3-CC45D91FAEE0.jpegImage Enlarger

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January 28, 2019 - 8:33 pm
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Exciting. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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Yup, another exciting project for us to follow, Steve 🙂 The way you have those ribs laid out in the last pic, it reminds me of the asymmetrical instruments in the other recent thread.

I checked the evolution of the country of origin rules in the USA and this is what I came up with:

Originally articles imported to the US were marked with the Country only i.e. "Bavaria." If you see a mark that simply says a country name it was likely made after 1890 for export to the United States.

In 1914, the U.S. added the requirement of the words "Made in" to the Country of origin marking. Thus new imports after that date were marked i.e. "Made in Czechoslovakia" https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/17724/when-were-country-of-origin-labels-e-g-made-in-france-introduced

If that's the case, your item could be over 100 years old. 
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Another great project, good luck 👍 

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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@bocaholly 

And it is before WW II, before Germany became West Germany

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5BDBF730-44E4-49B7-820A-972A400A9EFE.jpegImage EnlargerFFF638E8-848A-4388-B216-091731037BF0.jpegImage EnlargerD78E9D96-8C76-424C-B5E3-3FF110B201A4.jpegImage EnlargerHad a little time to work on this.

glued and cleated the small crack.

all the ribs are back in place on the bottom

precleaned the top.

I realized that previously I didn’t have enough water in my hide glue.  It was cooling and gelling to quickly.  So much easier now.

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Hi @steveduf and others.  You might want to try suspending an infrared incandescent lamp (similar to that used to incubate chicks) over the glued wood to keep the glue from gelling while brushing during a large repair.  

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On bigger glue-ups Mack and I both brush at same time,  I have also warmed the area up after gluing with a heat gun which works well.  I like the idea of the light... it’ll keep my fries warm at the same time, lol 

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Almost finished, strung with preludes.  Need to adjust the post  and string height on the nut is a little high.  Initially not too bad sounding.63AEB204-B1A8-428D-9CB4-6648C2F00464.jpegImage EnlargerB913A980-E831-4EE1-9499-D6307F97C4B7.jpegImage Enlarger65220D79-0B95-4C5D-8C23-CAACA2436613.jpegImage Enlarger

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A true resurection. Can't wait to hear how Mack likes the sound once you've fiddled with the sound post and nut height.

I think I'm not the only one really enjoying this saga 🙂

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You are a luthier at heart!!!

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