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SOLD Bernard Walke Hybrid Bow (Price Drop: $3,000!)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bows' started by tristenjarv, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. tristenjarv

    tristenjarv Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2020
    New York
    This is a hybrid double bass bow (NOT A GERMAN BOW, TalkBass just made me pick one or the other) that I commissioned in 2015 from the acclaimed Canadian bow maker Bernard Walke. It is extremely well balanced and weighs in at 137g. I have loved this bow since I received it but find myself interested in only German bows nowadays. I paid $4000 originally and am discounting due to a few non-threatening hairline cracks in the tip plate, which I have provided pictures of. This bow was just re-haired & inspected on 9/25/2020 by renowned bow maker Sue Lipkins, in which she deemed the tip-plate cracks as a non-issue and do not impact any aspect of the sound or playability of the bow. Feel free to message me for trials and any other questions about this bow!

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  2. Calvin Marks

    Calvin Marks Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
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  3. Gil


    Oct 20, 2008
    Sarasota, FL
    Hi there,
    Looks interesting! What caused the cracks?
    ~ Gil
  4. tristenjarv

    tristenjarv Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2020
    "Hi there,
    Looks interesting! What caused the cracks?
    ~ Gil[/QUOTE]

    Hi Gil! I don't know what caused them, other than some general answer of "wear & tear." I'm assuming just the day-to-day accidental hitting the corner of my bass on an up-bow, hitting the music stand, maybe banging it into a the wall of a small practice room on the follow-through of a gesture, that kind of stuff. I just remember seeing them appear one day when I took some time to inspect my bow. Again, both Bernard and Sue Lipkins evaluate that it's totally fine and doesn't affect anything. It's like having a scratch on the table of your bass.
    - T
  5. erniepro

    erniepro Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Honolulu HI
    Message sent
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