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Barry J. Griffiths

Broken bow frog tongue

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A violin bow was brought into the shop yesterday. The bow was dropped and the tongue on the frog is broken. The only thing holding the bow together is the glue holding the hair at the spreader wedge. If you push on it it's like rubber. Is this worth fixing or would a replacement frog be a better option? It's stamped Valdecir on one side and Sousa Sonata on the other side. The stick appears to be pernambuco; not sore of the metal used in the mountings. 

For some reason I can"t seem to attach photos to this post.

Thanks for any and all input.

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I would just replace the frog. With thise bows, the frogs are purchased and not made, so it doesn't really cause a problem with the resale value if you do it right. 


Try calling Sousa Bows and ask if they have a bastard frog hiding in a drawer somewhere that they could send you.

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