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  1. Nice German Bow ID Question

    No shame in that, and I'm In no hurry. When you do get a chance, it would be appreciated!
  2. Nice German Bow ID Question

    Nathan, any chance you could post pics of your bow? I'd love to see it.
  3. Nice German Bow ID Question

    I purchased this bow some time ago. I sold it and then ended up getting it back in trade, due to me realizing how much I liked it after it was gone. It is stamped G. Siefert Liepzig, it's of nicely flamed pernambuco, and silver mounted. The slide is silver and engraved "F.H. Appelhoff from Roseburg Orchestra". I did a little research and found an article dated 1905 from a Roseburg, Oregon newspaper advertising the Roseburg Orchestra performing a pops program under the baton of former concertmaster, Professor Appelhoff. I may have posted this here years ago, but I cannot find it within the Mnet search function, and I was hoping I might benefit from any new eyes that might have an opinion on the origin and age of the bow. I have an idea of the shop it may have come from, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. I do not want to sell it (as I said, I did that once and regretted it)! I've taken some time off of Mnet for a while now, but I am now the bow restorer/specialist for Voss Violins, LLC in Atlanta, GA. I would like to thank all of you, as I have this position, in no small part, to the years I've spent here and, more notably, the time well-spent intensively learning bow restoration from my dear friend, Joshua Henry. Thank you for looking!
  4. Bow ID

    The pics are blurry to see anything specific. The button appears too big for the stick and either the eyelet is loose, or the frog doesn't match either. Wood quality appears to be student level as does the the workmanship. Not sure why you've placed it @ 1890, but I expect later.
  5. Bow ID

    Yes, Brad, it's a Hoyer. Good eye. Though, I'm not sure who pinned the button rings. Otto wasn't big on that.
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  8. How to tell a viola bow from a violin bow?

    Just as a general guideline: measuring from the bottom of the lining to the bottom of the frog, most violin frogs are less than or equal to 17mm tall. Violas tend to be taller. There will always be exceptions.
  9. If I'm lyin' I'm dyin'...!

    Shockingly, Larry, she's not returned with Grandpappy's old Strad yet...
  10. Head Spline Article

    Very similar process to Josh Henry. It's nice to see masters at work! http://www.fineviolinbows.com/Repair-spline.htm
  11. puns are the lowest form of humor

    My apologies...
  12. Mammoth ivory

    No, there are parts of a bow that get replaced with wear: hair, thumb leather, even ivory tips. That said, an effort is made to "do no harm" and keep the bow as the maker intended. Repairs are a necessity when needed. Removing/replacing perfectly good original parts of the bow due to an ineffective law is another issue. Unfortunately, I, and many others, know that many bows are being altered in order to maneuver past these laws.
  13. Mammoth ivory

    One big issue is that metal tips are not traditional on many bows. When a pristine Sartory with a perfect, original tip ivory comes into the shop, are you going to "vandalize" it by replacing it with tip armor or silver?
  14. Lucille

    Nice message from Eric Clapton for you Facebook users: https://www.facebook.com/ericclapton/videos/10152765075432175/?pnref=story
  15. violin bow steel

    Looks like a Heddon bow. Made by a fishing pole company. Not very valuable - Josh Henry gave me one as a joke...