This seems like a pointless question in some ways. Obviously, most people would only be willing pay 20k+ for a bow if it is of exceptional quality. Having not yet tried any of these bows before, I've heard of various musicians rave about them.
I've done some research just out of curiosity, and realized that most of these bows were made 200-300 years ago, and that these bows were considered innovations at the time. If bow making is truly a progressive craft, would it not make sense that modern bow makers have more insight regarding what it takes to make a exceptional bow? Also, the fact that these bows have been played on for so many years might mean that they are worn out. However the price still suggests that these bows are of high quality.
There are many professional musicians on this board, so I'm sure some of you guys have highly expensive bows. If any of you guys own a french bow, I'm curious about what types of qualities you liked about it when you purchased it. Also, I've heard of people who found very nice bows for low prices too after trying out many bows. It would just to be nice to hear what people have to say on this subject, even if you don't know much about it. Thanks!
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