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    May082013

    Cello Neck Joint

    I have always enjoyed repairs, this is my latest project.  Cellos more then other instruments often show multiple repairs at the neck-heel dove-tail joint.  Over the years the projection of the fingerboard (81mm standard) becomes lower and a type of repair that is quick an common consists in pulling the neck back after loosing the ribs and upper block seams.  I don't advise this kind of solution, becuase over time puts a lot of stress on the button.  In the case of this cello the button had cracked and old repairs were giving away.  An ebony wedge was glued under the fingerboard to raise it even more but the problem was at the dove-tail joint that it was failing.  Later I will post photos of the work completed.

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