Dwight Brown

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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
  16. Bass with strange colorless (clear) varnish. DLB
  17. Almost anything can be repaired but I am pretty sure the repair would cost far more than the bow is worth. DLB
  18. https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2199224320&cpid=3626729472#cond Maybe Chinese? DLB
  19. This is exactly correct. I couldn’t come up with the right words. Well said. DLB
  20. Just a copy I'm afraid. I have held a real Stainer in my hands and I've seen a couple more. There are folks here that have seen many. I'm sure they will be by. DLB
  21. Lemuel always takes good care of me. He is my source for Otto Temple fittings. He is very nice and it's always a pleasure to deal with him. And its in the land of the Maple Leaf. :-) https://www.violins.ca DLB
  22. Of course I can't find it now either! But I did copy and paste from their website. Go figure . DLB
  23. On the the web site. Go figure. DLB
  24. Sorry, I forgot. Perhaps? Shar Music Company26 Cumberland StreetToronto, Ontario M4W 1J5CanadaPhone:(888) 353-7427 (toll-free within Canada)(416) 960-8494 from all other locationsFax:(416) 960-1478
  25. Shar? I’ve been using them for 45 years. I get strings with free shipping super fast to Texas. DLB