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Bow, what kind of wood?

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1 hour ago, martin swan said:

Looks like pernambuco to me ... 

Thanks.  I know it is difficult to distinguish from standard "brazil" wood.

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14 hours ago, Greg F. said:

The head looks nice.  What does the rest of it look like?

Nothing real exciting.  It's a nickel mount with standard frog design and abalone eye, octoganol design.  Prob. a factory made stick some 100+ years old.  Assuming it's the original that came with the violin.

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2 hours ago, nathan slobodkin said:

Student bows of that era are some times quite nice. If it's nickel mounted it probably isn't worth a fortune but may be better than you are thinking. Photos?

I'll post some when I get a chance.  One issue I have with the stick is it's a bit light at 46 gm less hair.  I'm assuming this is due to removal of the grip silver wire.  Trying to determine if it will be worth the effort to rehair and service the bow.

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14 hours ago, Blank face said:

Good Markneukirchen work roughly from the first half or mid 20th century I'm supposing.

That's in line with what I've been told, guess that's good.  the bow has a somewhat narrow head.  Is that a good or bad thing?

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The average for a wood bow is around 10mm width. There was a Sartory on a certain website that was only 8.55mm. (im talking width across the tip plate) . The stick directly behind the head of a wooden bow usually is between 4.5mm and 5.5 mm (but sometimes varies depending on quality of the wood).

The glasser bow is very thick looking compared to a wooden bow so not really a good comparison..

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18 minutes ago, fiddlecollector said:

The average for a wood bow is around 10mm width. There was a Sartory on a certain website that was only 8.55mm. (im talking width across the tip plate) . The stick directly behind the head of a wooden bow usually is between 4.5mm and 5.5 mm (but sometimes varies depending on quality of the wood).

The glasser bow is very thick looking compared to a wooden bow so not really a good comparison..

Thx.  Measurements are closer to the bottom of your range.

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