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  • Birthday 08/13/1961

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    Shunk Pennsylvania
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    Guitars, Violins and Steinways

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  1. Humor me on this one folks. The first 2/3 of the bow looks rather nice and then a carriage and horse ran over it. The silver mounted frog and screw looks pretty good and then somebody attempted to splice in another tip that looks like it was done under candlight by a person that couldn't afford glasses. The stamp is indecipherable but hoping somebody may have an idea who made the first 2/3 of the bow for grins and giggles!
  2. Thanks for the comments. I feel bad for the bow...the butt end is a disaster but the head is quite nice and the wood is stunning which is not representative in the pics. It's definitely not stamped many letters and it appears to have a couple of HH's and and an E....I think I will give it to a friend who enjoys playing around with this stuff...
  3. Here's a bow that's been played hard with quite a few repairs to to the butt end. The frog is going to need some TLC as well. The bow is branded but difficult to confirm. The head seems well done and remains in nice shape. Any thoughts who made this stick and is it worth fixing up to put back into the lineup? Thanks for the help.
  4. Sorry for the double post. I thought it never posted the first time because it when to another page. Apparently a long day of painting took its toll.
  5. Here are a few more pics under outside lighting
  6. Here are a couple of more shots with outdoor lighting. A better iPhone....
  7. Here are some additional pics in different lighting. Hopefully they’re more clear.Hopefully they’re more clear
  8. Here are some additional pics.
  9. Here some better pics under better lighting. The adjuster is sterling and pinned in two spots. The bow is quite petite and frog height is less then the norm. Definitely will try to save the lapping.
  10. Just started to clean up this old stick and looking for some thoughts. Seems to be pretty well made and certainly played hard over the years and needs some work. It has a stamp that is very faint which looks like maybe two TT’s at the end?? Every time I look at it I start imagining different letters. As always..thanks for the help.
  11. Jacob Here is a better look at the inside. The lining appears to be the same height front and back I think...hope you at least had some lunch. Thanks for the help.
  12. Jacob As promised here are some additional photos. The fiddle is rather petite with body length 351mm overall length is 590mm. I was rather in a hurry when I took the pics so would be happy to take some better shots if needed. Looks like the lining could be walnut. I will try to get some better shots of the inside. Thanks for the help
  13. It’s tough to tell in the pics but I also think it has the so called “Mittenwald Notch”....Which can also be seen in other schools as well.
  14. I only had time to put a bow on it for five minutes and it sounds quite nice.....
  15. Just picked this fiddle up a little over a week ago and looking for some initial thoughts. Looks like it could be early Mittenwald or maybe Vienna School? The front corners have some wear but back plate corners are pretty good. Did not have time to give a good look inside at corner blocks or anything else. I only had a few minutes to look at it before we left town a week ago for our Fall foliage vacation. I can take some better pics and a better look inside when we get back on Monday. Sadly it’s starting to feel like winter In the mountains but the leaves are the saving grace!