Viola Bow - Berini
Posted 13 July 1997 - 02:53 PM
Posted 30 November 1996 - 01:19 AM
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.
Posted 30 November 1996 - 01:54 PM
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
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