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Stadiravius

High end Bow from South America ? Anyone ever see bows by this maker ? Worth it ?

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FWIW...I've heard of him (for a long time now) and have never read anything bad about his bows.

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Hi Rue, How much do you think it would be worth ? Here in North America a high end bow can usually run between 3 to 5 grand, but we're talking Michael Vann.

 

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Sorry.  Can't help you there.  I haven't kept up with pricing.

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Oh!  LOL...I thought you were getting it from the maker!

I need to read/look at pics more closely.  Is that a bunch of differently stamped bows in plastic bags?

The maker is legimate though.  I wish they'd make this unauthorized 'stamping' illegal.

 

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Well .. this is kinda strange, emailed Silva and he is saying the bow is authentic, is it possible it's an old bow that Silva stamped with his name ?

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Did you ask him anything else?  Price point?  Who the seller is? Etc?

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The head exhibits those fine, faint vertical striations (not sure they would be called medullary rays) that I believe are typical of pernambuco.

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Just an observation but I don't think the seller has much of a grasp of English and maybe not the money system her either: "ARCHETIER FRANCISCO SILVA ... THE MOST CONSECRATED ARCHETIER OF THE AMERICAS, WHICH CONTRACTED VARIOUS ARCHES FOR CONCEPTED AND CONCAGRATED MUSICIANS IN EUROPE. SOLOISTS AMONG OTHERS VIRTUOSOS."

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Elevated shipping is often a way of avoiding customs and exchange formalities in some countries.  :rolleyes:

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11 hours ago, Asimauve said:

lol that's insane, probably a mistake ! BTW, worth 500$ for the conaisseurs here ?

If you were to part with $500 for this it would be more to do with how you felt about the bow once you got it, than whether it was worth anything. A bow with a fake stamp and most likely bulk manufactured in Germany, is not likely to be valuable. Go local or go to a real auction where you can try a bow out.

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Thanks for the feedback Chris, I know you often contribute to bow threads so I'll trust your judgement and look elsewhere ... the quest for another bow is ongoing !

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1 hour ago, martin swan said:

Just to say I agree with Christian, run of the mill student bow nothing more.

Thank you very much Martin, much appreciated

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