I have not been to Maestronet for a long time. I've moved from violins to guitars but still get the odd violin in for minor repairs and restorations. Now I have a request from someone to restore/rebuild this 1850 cello and as you can see from the pic, it is in many pieces. "Someone" has made a new rib section and another section looks like a jigsaw puzzle (with some pieces missing). The belly has been repaired (so badly that the arching shape has changed) plus it has more cracks that need repairing. The tail and neck blocks are broken and will have to be replaced and there a few broken corners too.
The owner does not want any parts replaced, only for them to be repaired. Is a cello in this condition, based on it's age, worth an almost complete re-build?
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