DistractedCat Posted March 21 Report Share Posted March 21 Hi Everyone, I'm brand new to the forum. I know Francois X Tourte did not necessarily stamp his bows, but I am wondering who the maker of this excellent bow might be. I found it and two bows marked 'Germany' at a garage sale recently. The lady said that the violin had been stolen years prior out of the case and the bows and case were all that was left. (Since the case and three bows were not taken, I postulate that it was taken and sold by a family member leaving the case to conceal the theft, but I did not wish to pry further). Anyway, I got all three and the case (the case was an unmarked and in really bad shape) for $25 USD and I have them at the Luthier getting re-haired and a some minor repairs done, but I am curious about this one marked TOURTE. It plays like no bow I've ever held before, and I've been playing for 45+ years. It's approx: 54-55 grams, and I don't own a measure that shows centimeters, but it is the same length as most of my other bows. Luthier says that all the frog parts, wrap and screw are silver and not nickel (I don't know how to tell the difference). I read the post about uploading photos and I hope that these are not too large for the forum. I apologize if they are. Thank you in advance for any help or direction. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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