Dwight Brown

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About Dwight Brown

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    Viola Farmer
  • Birthday 04/25/1960

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    Del Rio, TX USA
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    Instruments and Bows<br /><br />Olympic Target Shooting (pistol)<br /><br />Ham Radio<br /><br />Rocketry

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  1. I'm pretty sure one of our number will be able to tell you in short order what it is. I rather like the back. DLB
  2. The only treatment I can think of that would have any effect at all on wood like pernambuco would be some kind of very high pressure resin sort of thing. Exactly what I have no idea. I'm not sure you would want to do anything as it might effect the wood's ability to take and keep a proper camber. DLB
  3. It would appear it has been like his a long time. I imagine that less cleats down the middle and a nice new bar would work wonders for it. Just a guess though. DLB
  4. To hold the two halves of the top together better? By the looks of the number of studs on the center line they were worried? DLB
  5. It is at least interesting. DLB
  6. Please let me know when the case is needed and I have saved a nice boxwood B&C chinrest for it too. DLB
  7. He now has a safe treatment to darken the wood, then it is finished as usual. That said I like the light color as well. DLB
  8. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vachellia_erioloba this is your boy. DLB
  9. It feels just like Pernambuco. Bounces great. Gilles loves the stuff he is very enthusiastic about it. DLB
  10. It’s actually my second Nehr bow. I have an earlier version from about 1999. DLB
  11. The links on his web site show the other side of the frog too. He has been working on this concept for a long time. DLB
  12. https://www.gillesnehr.com/tete-beche https://www.gillesnehr.com/about Here are acouple of links :-)
  13. I thought you all would like to see the new Tete-beche viola bow I commissioned from Gilles Nehr. It just came today and it is pretty great. The frog and the tip are made of Titanium with 18k. Rose gold adjuster and hook. The stick is Giraffe Thorn Acacia wood. It feels just like a regular fine bow in your hand and it powers the viola extremely well. Don't kill me if the pictures don't work! DLB
  14. I don't know where you are located but there are som very fine bow restorers here on the board. I would caution you not to play with it or have the hair tight until a qualified person has seen it. It will lose value but it can be repaired in such a way as to play just as well as it did. DLB
  15. I can’t be sure as I don’t have it in my hands but I think it needs to be splined before it is re-haired. It seems to need a tip plate as well. DLB