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#1 David Porter

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Posted 13 July 1997 - 02:53 PM

I am interested in your question about the Berini viola bow because I have a very good and apparently quite old Berini violin and have been unable to find out when and where it may have been made. Please post a follow-up if you find out anything. David Porter




#2 Carolyn

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Posted 30 November 1996 - 01:19 AM

I have a viola bow that that needs some work,
definitely needs rehairing and the inlay on the frog
is cracked. My question is, whether or not this
bow would be worth having repaired. I have looked
in all of the usual places for a bowmaker by the
name of Berini, but have had no luck. This bow
was part of an outfit that was given to me about
20 years ago, when I played much more seriously.
I am totally clueless as to whether or not I should
have this bow repaired or spend my limited resources
on a new one.

The bow is stamped *BERINI* on the side and GERMANY
on the underside almost underneath the frog. It has
inlay on the (silver?)lined ebony frog w/inlay eye and
3-part button, octagonal stick.

Any info would be helpful.

Thanks





#3 JOSEPH CONRAD

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Posted 30 November 1996 - 01:54 PM

DEAR CAROLLYN,
GOOD VIOLA BOWS ARE HARD TO COME BY.AS A MAKER
OF VIOLAS I KNOW.REHAIR IS ABOUT $35 AND A NEW SLIDE
WOULD BE ABOUT $25 IF THE BOW PLAYS WELL AND YOU ARE HAPPY WITH IT
IT WOULD SEEM LIKE A GOOD INVESTMENT. IS IT MADE OUT OF BRAZIL WOOD OR
PERNAMBUCO THAT WOULD HAVE A BIG EFFECT ON VALUE. ALSO IS IT SILVER MOUNT OR
GERMINE SILVER MOUNT. TRY LOOKING IN THE AUCTION GUIDE FROM STRINGS
MAG. SOMETIMES YOU CAN FIND A NAME. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER
QUESTIONS EMAIL ME AT 3881596@MSN.COM
JOE CONRAD







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