Final update as this restoration is off to it's new home on the other side of the world tomorrow. I filled and/or glued shut about 6 feet worth of top cracks, one puncture to the side, stabilized a couple spots where the top was wearing thin from pinky placement and arm wear, refreshed the frets and reseated all the tuning pegs. Finally I cleaned the whole guitar and because the owner wants to preserve the "history" that the instrument shows, I didn't do much re-finishing, only touching up the spots where the original finish had worn off, with a couple coats of fresh shellac.
For the most part it is in pretty good condition considering the age and a rather colourful life and with the new set of Thomastik-Insfeld Schrammel Bass strings there are many more years of music to be had from this beauty.
It has been an interesting project where I renewed my admiration for the high level of skill displayed by the 19th century Viennese luthiers. I also made a detailed drawing of the guitar and may add this model to my ever expanding repertoire of Viennese Early Romantic Guitars.
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Scot Tremblay Guitars
"One picture is worth a thousand words. So, for me, one good note put where it should be put, will say what it will take some people many notes to say. ~B.B. King, 1986