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Is this bow just one that someone randomly stamped this name on it? The stamp looks a little crooked to me. I see some bows going for a lot with this name but from what I’ve researched this guy only made violins and not bows.
Does anyone know of this bow would be worth the time?
Here are a couple limks to more of his bows for sale:
Another Reverb,list. Sale has ended, but has pictures:
This is a link to a conversation about the Roth bow on Maestronet
Here is a link to bromptons.com (looks like a British Auction type place?) They have Roth violins, violas and bows for each listed:
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
Hi @BobbyFay and others. This maker is unknown to me, but I have been very happy with my German bows. I have found that the number of stars after the name to be a grading system of the wood (the more, the better). The unadorned frog is a little unusual, but would not deter me from bidding. Some bows play better with a slight side sway. It can be easily alcohol flamed away if it causes you an issue.
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Thanks cid for the link and irv for the advice.
Thanks Fiddlerman for the advice as well I might try to see if I can snag this one to see what it's like. The bow seems to be in decent shape. I'm not sure why in the links cid provided the bow is selling for so much but if the price stays low for the next few days in auction it might be worth trying out!
I did notice that this bow has a star in the front and 2 in the back of the stamp. So I'm not sure if that makes it a 3 star bow?
Also, I'm glad I can add or else I wouldn't be able to post anything! lol