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Bummer about finding plywood under there.
The other day, I looked that make and model up, and if I remember right, they were selling for about as much, or more, than I paid for my Cecilio, at Amazon. Looking again, just now, I cannot find a listing for them at Amazon anymore.
So far, my EV is holding up, but I am keeping an eye on the seams, especially where the neck attaches to the body, just in case. If a problem does develop, I want to catch it early.
I drilled and inserted two dowels to stiffen the area. I gave it a day for the glue to set. Same result. Drilled the dowels and took it apart. Scraped the glue away. I'm trying to decide how much to remove to finally get a good glue hold. I believe 1/4" should be enough. Whatever glue they used must have seeped deeply into the wood and has so far prevented white glue from being able to work. I'll work on it again today. I have a stack of 80 year-old poplar, so I can get a shim that won't shrink. And it's tone wood, ha.
The company is sending another violin.