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Hi there, I'm looking for an opinion on my violin. I posted some pictures and a description on my website at https://studiokingma.ca/Pfretzschner/ Basically, I'm just curious as to whether it's authentic, since I see a lot of posts floating around about fake labels and markings. I'm a violinist but not a luthier. From pictures, I can't tell if it's Chinese or German or factory or handmade. All I know is whether or not I like the sound! Thanks everyone
I recently came across this unusual-looking cello bow stamped H R Pfretzschner and stamped with the Saxonian crest. The frog has an unusual "striped" aspect, and the slide has alternating bands of white (bone? ivory?) within the same wood as the rest of the frog. The tip plate is mostly gone. The pictures aren't great, I know, but what do you all think about this strange frog? Any idea if this could be a genuine Pfretzschner? I tried it out and found that it plays nicely - knowing of course that the balance will change once the tip plate is replaced - but the stick is somewhat soft in the middle. Is this a flaw that can be corrected by recambering? The stick is nice and straight, with no warping, cracks or flaws that I could detect with a magnifying glass. It's offered for sale at an antiques shop by someone who clearly knows nothing about bows or instruments, but knew enough to google "Pfretzschner" and slap a 2,500 euro price tag on it. I've bargained him down to 800 euros. What do you all think? Thanks for your replies!