Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snob Violin Bow of the Century

  • This was just funny to me. I was daydreaming about getting back into playing the violin, and buying myself a nice new bow. The one I have now is fine, but needs to be re-haired, and is not as bouncy and springy as I'd like, but it did get me through All-State Orchestra twice, and bi-annual recitals for 3+ years. It was about $80. So I was on this site,, and came across this little gem. Another one I came across was made of "Finest Stallion Hair." I think that there is something different about a stallions hair vs. other horse hair, but I couldn't tell you what. Anyways, my favorite part is that it offers free shipping. In bold. I'm pretty sure the people that buy this bow don't really care about saving $20 on shipping. 
  • Free Shipping!
  • Finest Old Materials
  • Fine Pernambuco Stick
  • 14k Gold-Mounted, Hand-Made Frog with Abalone Slide and Parisian Eye
  • Gold Winding and Leather Grip
  • Siberian Horsehair
  • 4/4 Size Only

Price for this glorified piece of horse hair and wood? $8,400. 


Haley said...


Pops said...

What the bip? I'll put in $20.00 towards it if you will raise the rest. Sounds like a good fiddle bow. You can't beat Siberian horsehair.

Pops said...

I would love to hear you play the violin, B. However since you are not a ladder to the roof person, I don't guess we will be hearing "Fiddler On the Roof".

Amy said...

Wow! That's crazy. Poor suckers who fall for this. So does frog leather make the difference here?

Sue said...

What? Are you sure it's Stallion hair and not Unicorn hair?

Cat said...

Unicorn hair!!!

Emily said...

It's not unicorn hair, that's silly. It is however EASTERN Siberian horsehair plucked at midnight from a stallion that has only been fed Italian truffles, champagne, and gold.