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Everything posted by Jwillis

  1. All the fitting were cheap Chinese. So if this is the same violin someone put older fittings on it
  2. I think I’ve had this violin before or one that was literally it’s twin. It was probably around five years ago. It was green new then. So maybe not everyone’s definition of “brand new” but not that far off
  3. Chinese. Brand new. If that is the question;)
  4. Or a bow maker who has spent a whole career perfecting their craft
  5. I’m sure that a vast majority of players don’t know or care what their bows are made of but pernambuco has ideal characteristics for making good bows. The demand for fine old pernambuco bows will be just as strong as they ever have been it’ll just be much or difficult for some to deal in them.
  6. Except that now the only people, even remotely, concerned about conservation will be a few Brazilians
  7. Not to pile on…. But hypothetically wouldn’t this drive up the price of the existing pernambuco bows simply by the law of supply and demand. No new bows makes the supply dwindle. Unless of course some wonder material were to surface or pernambuco supply were to rebound to the point where the Brazilians demanded it be taken off the CITES list
  8. So (for people who would know). Are you anticipating that dealers would no longer be able to sell their old bows out of their shops? Wouldn’t bows be treated like ivory or other banned things like baleen? I understand how it will completely destroy modern bow makers and international trade of instruments. Not to mention traveling musicians…
  9. I like that too. Alas…
  10. Ha ha ha that was clever
  11. Yes when I stay away from lawn fertilizers
  12. My boss tells me it costs too much for him to take time to mow his lawn. But hell I like mowing my grass…this is perhaps part of this debate
  13. Looks like a reasonably well made modern silver mounted bow. I will state the obvious….it says “Jahre” on the frog which, I think, would point to a German origin
  14. I suppose it depends on if you like it and how expensive it was. If you paid an arm and a leg then yes. If it was a “friend” price then maybe I can see a dilemma
  15. I’m was thinking it was possibly klingenthal mid 19th. But that was just a guess. No label. Mine is together in playing condition but lived a hard life. I got it because I thought it was just a cool thing to stick in the corner as decoration (don’t play cello). The cost was low. I wouldn’t compare mine to the one you posted value wise lol
  16. So technically if the adermacher made this sort of purfling in markneukirchen then any violin maker who was coming through with cash could probably get some and head off to their destination correct?
  17. Yes great thread. Jacob. I read this the other day when you posted it.
  18. I only ask because I looked at an old cello I have a low and behold 5 ply puddling lol.
  19. Is the 5 ply purpling a typical cello thing?
  20. SpongeBob physics probably more my speed ha
  21. By all means try them out but id go with the best you can afford. A quality bow will make playing easier not the opposite
  22. https://www-suzukiviolin-co-jp.translate.goog/about/history/?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US
  23. That is very interesting. My initial impression of the stick was that it was very strong and light. I threw a german silver mt frog/adjuster Sterling wrapping and leather thumbpad. Final weight was 54.9. Super lively and loud and clear. For what that is worth
  24. I do not believe that this information is mentioned in any book as far as i know, because i was doing what you are now when i first ran across mine. Give me a few days and i can probably get more information
  25. I bought the stick as just the stick. No frog. I believe the information to be correct. I would say how i came by the information but the person probably would not like to be mentioned on a public forum;)
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