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PhilipKT
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So I acquired this bow recently at T2. My bow guy cleaned it up and haired it and likes it and suggests it is a Phretschner. This would make me happy.

Any thoughts from the crowd?

BTW the color at the handle area is correct. The head appears a bit lighter but that’s just the camera work.

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3 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

it is a Phretschner. This would make me happy.

IMO the head isn't similar to any head model used by the Pfretzschner shop I'm aware of. Somehow too squarish at the upper head and sort of unbalanced. But to make Phillipp happy we can agree that it's a typical Phretschner (or a Freshner?).:P

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You have been showing a huge amount of interest anyways for someone who doesn't buy anything at T2 and has sworn them off. Your bow may have a credibility issue :-)

Looks like it could well be a Pfretzschner, but as BF said the head doesn't look like anything in the book (did you manage to get a copy?)

Also, I thought most would be stamped and not many if any would have been sold incognito (or lived on without any other stamp put on if they were supplied for that purpose).

Was Pfretzschner actually supplying unbranded bows for other shops at all? One hears a lot about Nurnberger (and many other) doing that, but I never heard of Pfretzschner as a supplier to other shops? Anyone aware of examples?

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1 hour ago, Guido said:

Anyone aware of examples?

I also once had a Pfretzschner cello bow stamped Dobretcovitch, who was a Montenegrin pupil of Pollastri, who worked in Egypt. That bow even came with the (slightly decomposed) Pfretzschner cardboard box it had originally been delivered in

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2 hours ago, Guido said:

Was Pfretzschner actually supplying unbranded bows for other shops at all?

That's very probable and the Grünke book does mention it, too. Nonetheless they shouldn't look like a Fret-snare in this case neither.;)

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10 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

...My bow guy...suggests it is a Phretschner [sic]...Any thoughts from the crowd?...

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He probably suggested that because of the narrow button rings.  Rings like these are often found on H R PfretZschner bows.

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I have enjoyed playing with this stuff. But after all these years I have learned that I don’t know enough and I’m not an aggressive businessman so I don’t make enough from my victories to compensate for my defeats. So this past t2 is my last. 
Really….

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3 hours ago, Andreas Preuss said:

Just amused in seeing a new spelling variation of Pfretzschners name. 

I’ve seen it spelled several ways and always wondered which was the correct.

Pfretschner? That’s correct isn’t it?

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48 minutes ago, Brad Dorsey said:

Pfretzschner

It’s the only 12-letter word that I know of that has just two vowels.  And it’s the only word that I know of that has six consecutive consonants.

However, I bet it’s not the only German name that you find constantly misspelled.

:-)

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