Novice guitarist(2yrs now), just picked up a St George Violin Bass ($100). Maybe I was taken, I'm not sure, but does anyone know where I can find info and purchase matching parts or Hofner parts. Being a visual artist I couldn't pass it up. It looks great, sounds ok, but needs some work. There is a stress fracture on the neck near one of the tuners. If I drill and put a rod in to support the wood what gauge rod and what type of glue should be used. If this doesn't work, where could I find a matching or Hofner neck? Any advice is truly appreciated.