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Ernst Heinrich Roth bow
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BobbyFlay
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February 6, 2019 - 9:28 pm
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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?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0.....3370207999

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Here are a couple limks to more of his bows for sale:

https://reverb.com/item/113631.....#038;pla=1

 

Another Reverb,list. Sale has ended, but has pictures:

https://reverb.com/item/188207.....violin-bow

 

This is a link to a conversation about the Roth bow on Maestronet

https://maestronet.com/forum/i.....n-bow-age/

 

Here is a link to bromptons.com (looks like a British Auction type place?) They have Roth violins, violas and bows for each listed:

https://www.bromptons.co/refer.....nrich.html

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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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.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

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Fiddlerman
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February 7, 2019 - 9:01 am
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Bobby. It's very hard to stamp a bow straight. We've had bow makers send us bows with very crooked stamping and it's perfectly fine. As for not being known for making bows, that really doesn't mean anything. It may be that he really wanted to make some bows to go along with his instruments. You never know. The important thing is that the wood selection, and workmanship as well as the current condition is good.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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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

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@BobbyFlay and others.  Never confuse offer and purchase.  

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.

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Irv said
@BobbyFlay and others.  Never confuse offer and purchase.    

Yes, for sure.

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February 7, 2019 - 11:34 pm
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Appears nice

seen there’s sell from 200 to 2,000

not sure what the difference would be other than maybe age has a part in it.  Sold over a number of decades

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Fiddlerman
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February 8, 2019 - 7:46 am
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On a quick search I wasn't able to find sold Ernst Heinrich Roth bows but his name is listed as a bow and violin maker on Tarisio.

Ernst Heinrich Roth
Bow maker / Violin maker
(1877 – 1948)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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