The bad news is, my modern Italian bow caught fire and burned during a rehair mishap a week and a half ago. The good news is, modern Italian bows gain value in a relatively short time, and with the settlement, I get to shop for a bow worth up to $1500 more than what I paid for the last one. (Who said appreciation wasn't an important factor to consider?) With two weeks of wide open schedule to conclude a non-stop rainy summer in Alaska, and in anticipation the long, long winter ahead, what better timing could I have asked for a road trip in the lower 48?
So, I bought a car on ebay in Connecticut (buy one in CT for $5000, sell in AK for $8000), went shopping in Philly and found a nice Hill bow for $4000 to take with me on trial, and drove out to Tulsa to surprise my folks and spend a week basking in some 100+ degree sunshine. This Thursday, I would like to take a day trip to a series of good shops to try as many bows in my price range as possible before I tie the knot with this Mr. Hill that I so love. Question is, which direction do I go?
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