I have a fairly nice Pernambuco bow. It had a very small crack in it a while back and I took it to Hammond Ashley's in Seattle. They said that it was a rare instance and that they would be able to fix it. They glued it back together and it has worked fine ever since. I loaned it to a friend of mine and he just told me that it broke. He took it to the local luthier here in Billings, MT where I'm currently living and she said that she could indeed fix it. This contradicts what Hammond Ashley's told me about bows; that if they are broke you can not fix them so they function like they did ever again. I am going to take a look at it tomorrow... I will post some pictures if needed. My buddy offered to pay for the bow if needed, however of course I'd like to save him some money ( $800 or so..). What do you guys think about bow repairs?