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  1. In my experience, I have come across some bows that follow this strange practice but I always attributed at the lack of experience from a conventional practice. A flush head is the normal and I agree with the previous posting about the unnecessary amount of extra hair as well as the increased a mount of stress. having said that, in my humble opinion, some players are accustomed to using the bow in a particular way and even though it may not reflect our established practices, the satisfaction of a customer is something we have to keep in view and that may include extra hairs and bulges around the tip. I don't necessarily agree with the reasoning behind the wanting of the last millimeter of bow to be available but it can represent a degree of springiness that is expected towards the tip that is not necessarily familiar to all of us with a normal flat finish.
  2. Hi everyone, I am looking for info on a violin maker named C.P. Kellogg from Belchertown, Massachusetts. I just acquired a violin that sounds great but I cannot seem to find a lot about it. It is full 14 inches long, one piece back, seems like maple cut on the slab. Purfling is real although it looks a bit like it was done by an old man in some areas (it is a bit wobbly in the back and in the upper left corner it seems a little too straight going into the corner) and f-holes seem to be a little asymmetrical (the right is higher and narrow on the wings) maybe after a the Stradivari pattern from around 1717 onwards. It has a few repaired cracks on the top and bottom rib. There is not a paper label per se inside but a burnt brand instead with : C.P.KELLOGG BELCHERTOWN,MASS Any info on either the violin or its maker would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.