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Hello all, Years ago I acquired a very nice Albert Nurnberger bow from a friend who found it at an estate sale. Consensus here was that stick is an authentic Nurnberger from the 20's, but the frog isn't. Playing it on a violin seemed to confirm this, it's quite a stunner. As I'm actually a violist, I play that 90% of the time and the Nurnberger just sits in my case. Since the Nurnberger is easily my best bow, I like to try and play it every so often on my viola. While it has a nice tone, at only 59gr, it's just not heavy enough for any sort of power. I got to thin
Hey friends, As I've mentioned before, my fiancée wants to do graduate work in early violin. At it stands, her two instruments are both modern - at her request I did put a set of pirastro chorda on her second fiddle, but of course that's even less than a half measure. I understand that some great classical instruments have been 'rehabilitated' in that they have been refit with straight necks, etc. I am interested in trying a conversion on an inexpensive factory instrument of some kind and would very much appreciate any suggestions you maestros and maestras might have. As it stands, the