Greetings Fellow Bassists!
Here's hoping that someone can tell me about my beloved bass. It has no maker's label, but there is a repair label dated 1947. Its all solid woods as you can tell by be many repaired cracks. The cracks are cleated from inside and fiberglassed from outside. Someone ground off most of the top edges and used fiberglass to hold. There's old burgundy varnish under the tuner gears so this isn't a real blonde.
I'm guessing that I should post in the luthiers section to figure out how to deal with the fiberglass. Was thinking of leaving alone but checking from the inside with endoscope to ensure there's no seam separations because you cant tell from the outside.
Any help as to age, origin and approx value would be greatly appreciated. I'm new here but feel right at home. I've played bass for 42 years, and got the arthritis instead of the pension :-)
Here's a link to a bunch of pics on photobucket (new there too!) lets see how it works. Thanks very much! http://s1288.beta.photobucket.com/user/Epi120/library/