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Nov 30, 2021 - 6:01:13 PM
9651 posts since 3/19/2009

I've disassembled some pretty low quality bows in my day and some pretty Good bows also..for rehairing..What I'm wondering about is why bow sellers never discuss how the hair is attached at the tip and in the frog. Lizard skin, silver windings and quality stick material are nice to look at but if a bow can't be rehaired without finding epoxy or screws holding the hair in the frog, then maybe the quality is not as good as they try to make the bows sound..
Are more expensive bows a guarantee that the hair is installed in a traditional way??

Nov 30, 2021 - 7:15:34 PM
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633 posts since 3/1/2020

Most fine bows are rehaired traditionally, unless they happen to be different designs, like the Vuillaume self-rehairing bows, the German bows with the metal trap door at the tip, or the Nehr tête-à-beche bows.

Codabow uses a proprietary system with plastic plugs. Glasser and K. Holtz have their own designs. They are more in the beginner to intermediate range. Any decent bow should be rehairable. Sellers don’t discuss the plugs because those details are not what determine the value of the bow or the way it performs. A decent rehair is implicit, otherwise the bow isn’t ready to be seen.

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