I have an interest in bows, enjoy rehairing & messing about with them, I only rehair for myself & for a few friends & students without charge, just to give me experience in rehairing bows.
Great website & I’d like to say thanks for the info provided by other members as it’s a great help.
In a nutshell I’d like to ask if anyone knows if this is a reproduction bow or possibly one made by the man himself ?
I replaced the tip with ivory from an old piano key, there was only half of the original one left which was ivory, my photo of the tip doesn’t show the ivory grain well but it’s definitely ivory. I put new lapping & thumb grip on & also rehaired.
In my opinion, the photos never do bows justice & I’d say that’s true of this bow, whether repro or not, the quality & condition of the stick is amazing, bends beautifully, the head is a work of art. Inside the frog is like new, beautifully crafted
prior to this purchase , I bought a cello bow from the same seller & everything matches the violin bow. quality & grain of wood, ferrule, head etc . best bow I’ve ever played, light, (what I wanted) probably around 70grams finished, really nice balance etc. it’s been stain damaged on the head by some liquid , crack to the frog, MOP a bit shabby so it’s pretty devalued probably but boy what a bow to play & I wouldn’t swap it for anything (well almost anything)
I’ll post the cello bow photos if anyone is interested
Any help appreciated