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3 minutes ago, Nik Kyklo said:

Question is why are you interested about style on that particular head? Are you bow maker, restorer or player? 

I bought the bow and the maker who made it maybe 40 years ago couldn't remember what style he was going for as he has his own head style now. So I was curious to see what MN had to say.

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Thanks for the information.

The bow has bad finish at inlay, plus a crack as I see from low resolution picture. It is not a good job...  Which is the name of the maker? 40 years bow making has to be well known. 

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5 hours ago, Nik Kyklo said:

The bow has bad finish at inlay, a crack as I see from low resolution picture. It is not a good job...  Which is the name of the maker? 40 years bow making has to be well known. 

 

If the bow is 40 years old and has been rehaired a number of times, how can you be sure the maker is responsible for the crack in the nose? Maybe the OP dropped it :blink:

 

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The finish on the bow looks fine to me,why because it has an open grain ??

The tip as Martin says could have been knocked at any time ,i suspect the bow as a more recent ivory tip ,ebony veneer under the tip looks a little thin. Bow head shape and chamfers look respectable to me!  Nose could would look better with a little up curve but that ay have been lost when the tip was damaged..

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1 minute ago, fiddlecollector said:

Thefinish on the bow looks fine to me,why because it has an open grain ??

The tip of the inlay.. Not varnish.. English are not my mother language. Sorry. 

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I guess he's talking about the dark liner at the nose. Of course this and the headplate seem to be later replacements. But this hasn't much to do with the OP question.

I agree that it looks similar to Ouchard/Cuniot, but could have also have a lot in common with other Mirecourt makers or shops. A picture of the frog and adjuster could help.

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40 minutes ago, martin swan said:

Planning to do a bit of online shaming?

If the bow is 40 years old and has been rehaired a number of times, how can you be sure the maker is responsible for the crack in the nose? Maybe the OP dropped it :blink:

 

Martin, what do you think the depreciation should be for the crack? I'm beginning to think i overpaid since I missed that.

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3 minutes ago, PhilipKT said:

I’ve seen a few Ouchard bows but the stain of the wood was always darker. Was that not a consistent feature from maker to maker?

Pic looks brighter, I'll take more after work. 

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5 minutes ago, bsharma8 said:

Martin, what do you think the depreciation should be for the crack? I'm beginning to think i overpaid since I missed that.

It's not in a very critical part of the head, but any crack/defect in the head is problematic. I think maybe 10% down from the price of the equivalent bow in excellent condition ... but I'm probably overly severe about condition issues in bows.

 

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15 minutes ago, martin swan said:

It's not in a very critical part of the head, but any crack/defect in the head is problematic. I think maybe 10% down from the price of the equivalent bow in excellent condition ... but I'm probably overly severe about condition issues in bows.

 

So the maker's current bows go for about 12-15k, I'll be honest. I picked it up for 1.5k since it was made before he got famous. 

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Crack was not noticed by the buyer since he missed that, when he bought it. So, the maker sold it with a crack?? 

Please, I kindly ask because I do not understand. 

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58 minutes ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

The OP never said he bought it 40 yrs ago, he said it was made 40 yrs ago.

He said he bought it before maker was famous. Can you be famous in 1 2 years in bow making?

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4 minutes ago, Nik Kyklo said:

He said he bought it before maker was famous. Can you be famous in 1 2 years in bow making? 

No, you're wrong, he didn't say; that he said it was made before the maker was famous, not he bought it before he was famous, are you using google translate or something??

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5 minutes ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

No, you're wrong, he didn't say; that he said it was made before the maker was famous, not he bought it before he was famous, are you using google translate or something??

I bought it recently. It was made before the maker was famous. I did not buy it from the maker directly. I gave price as a comparison. Thanks. 

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Also the seller has agreed to take it back if i want, I'm just wondering if it'll hold value the same way now. I have no problem returning it but for the price I think it is still okay. Maybe someone can comment on that.

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2 minutes ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

Looks like it may be a reasonable deal, you might ask for a 10% discount because of the crack, seeing as he didn't mention it??

I was thinking that but since I already negotiated it down from 1800, not sure if it would be considered bad faith 

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