I purchased this violin used in 1986 from Ed Schroepfer. This is after my repairs and violin varnish, seven coats of red, one coat of clear, May 2006.
It has a beautiful two-piece flamed maple back and well flamed sides.
This was in such bad shape, I had to remove the finish.
Here it is with a base coat of shellac and will be getting varnish soon.
This is after the second coat of red violin varnish witch was it's original colour.
From years of over tightening the chinrest, the rib was crushed beyond repair. The top and back where warped, the rib bulged out with a hole half the size of a dime through the side. The finish on the back was scratched and worn through to the wood. The front had a crack from the "f" hole to the purfling. The top of the crack was about 1mm wide, eaten away from years of rosin and no care.
Please email me if you have any information who would have made this violin.