E.M. Penzel Viola Bow
Does anyone have an idea of the approproximate value of an E.M. Penzel Viola bow? The bow is stamped E.M. Penzel with a treble clef on each side of the name. It is silver mounted.
Google searches include a wide range of auction prices, etc. and I know there are a lot of Penzel bows by various makers out there. I'm considering purchasing the bow and want to be sure it is priced fairly.
I would try it out and see for yourself, as opinions on subject matters like this are very subjective. If you need a new bow, try a variety of affordable bows and pick your fave.
I am trying the bow and I like it more than most of the others in my price range, but it is a significant monetary investment for me and I want to make sure I am paying a fair price, just in case I wish to sell/upgrade down the road. I'm happy to pay a fair price (not necessarily the lowest I can) for the playing characteristics I want, but at the $3k+ price range, future resale value is something I want to at least consider and weigh as part of my choice.
Good to know.
Tarisio auction price history for Penzel bow:
Auction prices have little relevance to someone buying at the retail level.
Thanks Scott, that is exactly the information I was looking for. I did a pretty extensive internet search and didn't come up with any shop results (only auction prices) which I know are not retail and I don't know enough to know what relationship they might have to retail prices (if any).
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