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I recently went bow shopping and i have found a german bow that fit me perfectly (it felt like an extention of my hand) and was a delight to play especially for string crossings and techniques like sautille and spiccato could be executed effortlessly. Its sound was kinda meh compared to some fine french sticks that i have tried but it is not too bad either However, it is an older bow from the 1920s and was from a german workshop, and costs around 2400 freedom eagles. I was just wondering if the asking price from the dealer is justified, given its age and provenance. Can any of the experts give advice on the quality of the pernambuco and perhaps even shed some light on the particular workshop it was made in? Should there be any special care and attention given to older bows? Attatched is the picture of the bow in question. The stamp on the bow simply reads "TOURTE". The bow happens to be 55.7g and a bit tip heavy from what the sticker says Sorry for my ignorance, i know next to nothing about bows.
Recently I bought a bow at auction (W.E. Hill and Sons) and was delighted with my purchase. When I got it valued by the leading authority on Hill makers, he valued it at approximately £1000 less than he would have because of a slightly differently coloured and textured area on the head of the bow. It was unclear whether this was a structural patch, a tiny irregularity in the composition of the wood, or purely aesthetic. Therefore, to be safe, he valued it in a worst case scenario, although he could not be sure. When I took it to the dentist for an x ray, he said a crack (which I was hoping not to find) wouldn't show up because wood is too soft unless the x ray was taken at precisely the correct angle, which was nearly impossible. Does anyone have advice on how to proceed (a method of finding out)?