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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, fisherviolins.com, 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.
Finest Old Materials
Fine Pernambuco Stick
14k Gold-Mounted, Hand-Made Frog with Abalone Slide and Parisian Eye
Gold Winding and Leather Grip
4/4 Size Only
Price for this glorified piece of horse hair and wood? $8,400.