Hermann Lugar Bow authenticity
hi guys, i'm looking at a hermann lugar bow on fleabay, and noticed the "hermann lugar marking is particularly darker than google images of it shows, do folks actually counterfeit violin bows in the 200-300 usd price range?
I've been told they're Chinese bows, nothing to get excited about. Not pernambuco either if they're Chinese.
woee really? so they are not german made pernambuco material bow?
I don't think so, you're not going to get genuine pernambuco for $100 just the wood costs that much
it's a used bow, maybe thats why its cheaper? or does regular consumer guideline not work here
heres their website, they claim they are pernambuco, but dont explain how they can be so cheap, and no mention of where they're made which usually means China
I must say from looking at the wood it looks like the Chinese fake pernambuco
well your right, i called one shop and salesperson confirm its made in china, does that take away from the quality at all? the fact that its made in china maybe that explains the pricing discrepancy?
Counterfeit Hermann Luger are being sold. Buyer beware.
I don't think so, maybe reject wood only
George Huhn, is this one a counterfeit? or you stating in general there are counterfeit hermann lugar bows being sold out there.
they retail for $200-300
And no, I don't think you can get new genuine pernambuco bows for $200-300 anymore.
so...do i pass on this particular bow for 100 usd or get it?
Chinese bows for $100 are dime a dozen, you should go to a store a try out multiple bows, chances of one bought of ebay fitting your needs are pretty slim.
Yes, I think the stamp looks counterfeit. Of the few I have seen, genuine Hermann Luger bows are pretty decent for the price.
I mean, if you desperately need a bow, I guess for $200 it's ok. It will at least be functional.
bit of update, so the seller originally made another listing for me for 100usd from his bid listing of the same bow, after this thread we agreed to cancel it, however 2 days later i got a email saying i won the listing on the bid listing for 77 bucks, it was then i remembered i forgot to withdraw my bid, i didn't want to be that guy to duck out of a won auction, so for 77 bucks and a 14 day return policy i thought what the heck.
They’re fine. Some sound great. However you seem to be applying the typical consumerism onto the violin market. These days there are “brands” of instruments or bows but saying that is the best and buy that first is a horrible decision. Go to shops and try many things. Often you get a better deal and far better instrument than eBay.
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