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  1. Any ideas on this bow anyone. The frog is pinned inside...no screws.Many thanks https://photos.app.goo.gl/jbwQ39DiefcxgTAN9
  2. After trying countless bows, I have finally settled on this "modern" german copy of hr pfretzschner. Price range was up to about 4.5K and this exceeded my expectations and was a lot cheaper than I expected. The bowmaker was not sure who it was made by though. I'm open to any guesses. I liked it better than the Nurnberger I had tried as well. It doesn't look like your typical German trade bow to me.
  3. Hi, Could someone help me identify the style of maker this bow head is shaped in? I personally think it is Ouchard but not too sure. Thanks!
  4. Says Albert Schuster but Coat of Arms? Isn't that H.R.Pfretzschner?
  5. bsharma8

    German Bow

    Anyone have any idea about this? No Idea who Schuller is. 8DBB8B4E-27AD-49DB-A607-9FB25638DD15.heic 2B53ACC3-9F7D-48C2-B7DA-F33F1BD8CE14.heic A373B6AC-4587-4AE8-B70E-F63FFAAA8BAC.heic D501FC9C-DFC8-4AD0-960E-4BEEFBC8844E.heic 738783D5-9F82-437A-AF97-9ED267330526.heic EDB51D93-68C4-4353-8800-6C04245C9480.heic C71B711E-AC3F-46E2-98AC-6838DFDBF8D3.heic D3CF978A-E80F-41EE-86FA-573F890F5F37.heic
  6. Hi everyone, In my hands now an old bow stamped "Peccatte" featuring some characteristics of this makers family but nothing sure about who made it. Just the stamp and a good appearance that seems to be correct. What do you think? Thanks in advance for watching.
  7. This seller seems to be a source of suspicion in several posts... how does this listing look? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163642185951
  8. Came across this and noticed one of the bow’s head and chamfer looked kind of nice from afar... could this be a nickel mounted Herbert Wanka bow? Probably not. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163301652361
  9. Hi All! Curious to hear your opinion about a bow that I own. The weight is about 59 grams and is stamped Emile Ouchard. Let me know what you think thanks!
  10. Trying to identify this wood from a private collection, as I’m trying to learn... the tip plate looks odd like it’s been made with out the “tip-tip” adjacent plate. It looks really orange, almost too orange for any pernambuco I’ve ever seen. The chamfer looks pretty nice with good depth. Can’t tell if the head looks “stubby” like a Markie, or if it just appears that way without that little bit of tip-tip plating. I also know it weighs about 50 grams without any hair, grip or lapping. It does have a stamp, but I would like to hear opinions without revealing that, because it does not matter anyway, right?
  11. I am currently playing on an Arcus S8 and am wanting to take the plunge into a good wooden bow, but have had no such luck finding one traveling around, maybe I’m too picky. I had the chance to try bows by Fetique and Bazin years ago, though was not in the situation to purchase at the time, and remember how effortless they seemed in nearly every technique I tried with them. Since then, I have tried nearly a hundred bows but none of them remind me of those two that gave me such pleasure (possibly I’m a snob for all things French in the making). Maybe I should just stick to my Arcus but here are two that I am eyeing that remind me, at least by sight, of my previous experience with the makers. https://m.ebay.com/itm/-Vtor-F-tique-a-Paris-fine-violin-bow-Victor-F-tique-ca-1920-/183069126176?_mwBanner=1 https://m.ebay.com/itm/A-fine-old-French-certified-violin-bow-C-N-Bazin-1880-Tourte-model-SUPERB-/251799495720 I have had success going on my gut feeling, and these two give me that warm tingly feeling. Maybe that’s just nostalgia or possibly the large burrito I ate earlier. I suppose my specific question is should I trust my gut and chase the nostalgia, or just be the sad, broken violinist that can’t seem to find a bow that gives me the warm fuzzies emotionally hoping that I stumble upon one in a shop?
  12. Hi all, Can anyone help identify possible makers for this bow? It appears to be stamped SED????ON There is a sticker on the frog which reads made in France. Thanks
  13. My question concerns violin bow signed by H.R.Pfretzschner. Frog designation of the manufacturer. Is it an original bow or a fake? I can not find any information on whether H.R.fretzschner produced baroque bow's. What wood is it made of? I can only buy the bow I'm not sure about its value and originality. What value can have such a bow? Thank you in advance for your help.
  14. From a 1938 Wurlitzer catalogue. Never heard of them but at $48 it would have been expensive given that a Pfretschner was $10 and a silver mounted Wurlitzer for 35
  15. I was surprised to learn of this new offering from Codabow they're calling the "Marquise GS." But apparently it's not really new. They're claiming that they've been making top of the line custom bows for select private customers for years now. They've called this the "Marquise One" line. One particular custom design was favored above all others, so they've introduced that as a standard model. It's totally new news to me that they did anything like this. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with Marquise Codabows they could share. http://www.codabow.com/the-marquise-experience http://www.sharmusic.com/Bows/Violin/Advanced-500--5K/CodaBow-Marquise-GS-Violin-Bow-4-4-Size.axd#sthash.v9FLby51.dpbs
  16. Hi, I should start by saying I am not a musician, I wanted desperately to be, and tried many instruments when I was younger but I am apparently completely talent-less, so I may struggle with industry terms..... I bought the following at a recent auction on a whim (yes i know dumb) because i thought it was just elegant, and love tactile things... (again yes i know) I just wanted to try and identify if it is only worthy of wall decoration, or if I should be doing something else with it. My total investment was £50, and so I am very happy if it is just for decoration, but I thought I should try to find out more about it. Thanks in advance for any help! Simon (these were just taken quickly with my phone, I can get better pics if that helps more...) it is just short of 75cm from the base, across the bow to the tip, and weighs just shy of 60grams.
  17. Hey Maybe someone can help me identify a violin bow Which is called J.P GUIVIER . I know that J.P GUIVIER is the name of a Famous violin shop but I did not see violin bows with their stamp In the past . Maybe the bow can be linked to the violin shop ? Can anyone help me by pictures assess its value ? Thanks in advance http://jpg.co.il/download/56b60ba93f3d1.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56b60bd5f406d.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56b60bfaa9ffd.jpg http://jpg.co.il/download/56b60c19a39e2.jpg
  18. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Violin-viola-bows-Lot-of-14-/381298782718?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c72db1fe "A motley assortment of bows. For parts. Or staking tomatoes or vampires." What a neat use for all those broken bows lying around.
  19. I am trying to thinning a round violin bow. Any alternative ways? With the iron file is what I usually do when making bows. 4-8gonal and then round.
  20. My dad brought home a 1/4 size bow for me from his trip to the Skinner's auction. It's an adorable little bow. I recently did a double chaval on the frog of a 2/4 size but this bow is even smaller. This one didn't need much work just a new tip, slide, wrap, thumbgrip and a ridiculous about on straightening and camber. To give you an idea of size I took pictures of the head and frog next to a quarter. Old tip New tip Frog had to have a new slide, and the ferrule reshaped. The button was covered in scratches like it had been chewed on. Doesn't it look better now? Now I just have to rehair, straighten, camber, wrap and thumbgrip. I'm thinking Teal and silver tinsel for fun.
  21. Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some advice about traveling with my bows. I'll be relocating from Australia to the U.S. for work early next year, and will be bringing my violin with me. My concerns are for my 2 pernambuco bows and their tips (my third bow is a codabow and I presume I can print info off the Codabow website to show there's no ivory present). I've owned these bows for the past 20 years but no longer have any receipts to prove I've had them that long. Can anyone advise what the best course of action would be? I've thought about replacing the tips with another material but would prefer if I didn't absolutely have to do so... Thanks in advance, Ken
  22. Hello everybody, I had this bow come in for repair last week, where the tip lining has come off. It has also split, but has brought a piece of bow wood with it! I am currently thinking the best way forward is to simply glue the whole thing back together. I would really appreciate if any experienced bow repairers have any other suggestions! Coz I am otherwise at a loss!
  23. Hi, Can anyone please help me with methods on how to straighten a warped/skew violin bow? I recently got quite a few cheap chinese factory bows for free from a music shop, so I have enough practice material. Thank you.
  24. I came across a nice violin bow with the name K. Reindahl on it. No other markings that I can see. It weighs 58 grams. I had the grip rewound and new hair put on. My luthier said it was definately pernambuco. My question is if anyone knows anything about the maker. I don't know if it was Knut Reindahl or not. Please let me know if I need to post pics. Thanks, Mike
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