The bow was a $270 pernumbuco Guy Laurent from SHAR. My student was very excited to have her first step-up, and she stored her violin and bow on a special hook on the wall when she wasn't practicing. One day, she went to practice and found the bow hanging by the frog where she'd left it, with a broken tip. No one in the household confessed to having handled/broken it when she was gone, and even if it had been knocked off the hook, it would have only fallen 3.5 inches to the wood floor. One luthier suggested that it could have broken on its own, yet SHAR maintains that it was dropped and will not take it back.
I'm curious: what are the odds that a new $270 pernumbuco bow would have a weakness in the wood that would cause it to suddenly break, even if the tension was off the wood? Or is it more likely that a sibling broke it?
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