Greg F.

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  1. Snakewood bows

    Thanks for the info. When I looked at Ben's bow it struck me as being amourette (some of your many previous posts on bow wood have greatly helped me in getting at least an inkling for identifying bow wood varieties).
  2. German Bow School of?

    All finished it came in at 58.7 g. First test run was ok but it needs more rosin.
  3. Merry Christmas

    Yes indeed.
  4. German Bow School of?

    Rather generic, I'll assume.
  5. German Bow School of?

    For a slow winter day's project I picked up this bow (marked Germany, among other things). Looks to be silver mounted, two piece heel, screws for under slide look to be brass, eyelet almost looks like silver. Any ideas on the school, shop, etc.? As always, thanks for any replies and info.
  6. Thoughts on Unlabeled Violin

    My thoughts: Insanely wide grained top. Neat scroll. Looks well done.
  7. Looks ok to my amateur eyes as well. For the price you paid there seems to be little downside. If it works for your son (after modest adjustment) then that's great. If not then you're not out too much. Beware of the "plunge". It can be addicting.
  8. Many years ago I was in the same boat with my son. We visited a few shops but in the end I went the auction route. It's not for everyone. My son ended up with a couple good instruments (repairs by a local luthier added to the their overall cost, but nothing in the vicinity of $1500 as they weren't basket cases or seriously "out of date") and I ended up with a pile of clunkers to tinker with (and quite a number of bows). I even learned a thing or two about minor repairs. I don't recall exactly what my total outlay was but it was less than the one we were considering from the shop ($5000). Eventually the clunkers laying around piqued my interest in becoming a late learner on the instrument. After a while, many of the extras were sold off (mostly at a "loss"), but I did quite well on one bow. I'm not recommending the auction approach, just relating my experience. Good luck.
  9. Anyone else think the art world has gone mad

    If I had a spare billion this is not the Leonardo that would attract my interest. I'd go for the one in the (US) National Gallery of Art. Perhaps they will someday decide to deaccession it shortly after I win the Power Ball? But then I'd have to start playing the Power Ball (unfortunately, I'm not gullible enough to).
  10. Bow, what kind of wood?

    The head looks nice. What does the rest of it look like?
  11. Basic Acoustics Resource

    Are you sure about the density you measured?
  12. another bow

    I rehaired my bow and though it's rather light (about 54.5 grams) it seems to draw a good sound and works well with my newbie repertoire (mostly fiddle tunes). So I'm happy, even if I don't know who made it.
  13. Only the good survive

    Probably endless. Pointless is up for debate.
  14. Only the good survive

    Yes indeed. Of course, pointless and endless arguments are pretty much the whole and endless point of most internet discussions.