28.25 Inch bow and Durro Ebony inlaid violin bridge?

October 15, 2018, 10:51 PM · I recently acquired an old 4/4 violin and it came with a case that opened from the top, a 28.25 in bow, and a Durro bridge.

What's funny is that an average 4/4 bow would be 29-29.5 inches, and the average 3/4 bow is like 27 inches or 27.5.

So question one: is this bow that I have a 7/8 violin bow?

Next up is the Durro violin bridge (Baroque style). It is made of maple, with ebony inlaid into the wood, around .5 cm into the bridge. I've never heard of Durro bridges and a broad search on the internet didn't help.

So question two: Has anyone heard of Durro bridges?

Thanks guys

Replies (5)

October 16, 2018, 1:06 AM · These sorts of questions are why you're only a "meh" violinist.
October 16, 2018, 6:13 AM · Wat
October 16, 2018, 7:31 AM · @Erik Williams

Indeed. But where else are you going to find a 28.25 in bow?

October 16, 2018, 10:28 AM · Are you sure it's not a cello bow? Standard length of a cello bow is 28.25. A cello bow weighs approx. 80 grams and a violin bow approx. 60.
October 16, 2018, 2:18 PM · @Royce Jatko

The bow's head size indicated that it was a violin bow, because I took my friend's cello bow in orchestra today and compared it. The head was significantly smaller. I measured it yesterday and it came out to be 62 grams (+ frog but no hair)

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