G. Rudi Steinel violin bow
Anyone knows about this bow or the maker?
Do you want a new bow, or are you just curious?
I expect you've looked up the auction history on Tarisio and very brief biography on Amati:
Thanks, Steve! I did search online intensively but somehow not much information was available about G. R. Steinel. Can you tell me why you didn't like the bow and what happen before it had to be splined?
I bought the bow from a player in the Philharmonia orchestra (£200 in about 1980) so it did have some pedigree. I must have used it for 10 or 15 years before the head broke. Can't remember how - maybe I hit a music stand? My local luthier said he could repair it with a spline but his first attempt soon broke again. Second time was successful - a nice piece of work which is almost invisible - and it's been fine ever since. However the same luthier had some other bows he suggested I try and one of them (at about twice the price) is still my favourite.
Thank you again, Steve!