Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Exercise in futility...so far anyway: I have this cello bow that I acquired at a flea market along with two others for a trifling sum...$22 for the three. What was there to lose, eh? Well I had the bow in question apparaised by a notable violin maker in Arnold, CA and he said that it needed quite a bit of restoration, but once repaired could bring up to $3000. Here's the trick - find someone interested in, and capable of, restoring it; find someone interested in buying it, restored or not; or find someone interested in doing both, restoring it and buying it, or perhaps selling it for me on consignment. It's pernambuco, German or maybe French, shows quite a bit of use wear, probably indicating that it is high quality and was probably used by a symphonic musician. I've heard it said that it was used by YoYo Ma. Who knows???
That's all for today. G'day.