Ebay project- I just can't help it

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by mandocaster, Apr 6, 2005.


  1. mandocaster

    mandocaster

    Dec 24, 2004
    Houston, TX
    So I bought a real fixer-upper on ebay last night.

    Hoyer bow

    It wasn't made by any of the good Hoyers, Otto or Mattias.

    It needs at least $120 worth of work - new ivory on tip, new slide, recamber (most likely), rehair. And something will need to be done about the red paint.

    My wife thinks I am nuts. She's probably right.
     
  2. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    was this the one with the red paint ? If so i saw that but ran away !

    Oh now i see it is the same. Goos luck. you've got quite a project on your hands. Let us know please how it turns out !
     
  3. ClassicalDB

    ClassicalDB Guest

    Apr 9, 2005
    Beverly Hills
    Oh man you gotta tell me how that plays when you have it all fixed up. You never know, you might've bagged a winner here. If you fix it up well enough you never know, it might just play like a $5k bow and nobody would've ever known it.
     
  4. mandocaster

    mandocaster

    Dec 24, 2004
    Houston, TX
    It arrived in the mail.

    Boy... is it ugly.

    I will take it by Jim Scoggan's shop this week.

    At this point I am thinking that after paying $50 for the bow, and putting $100 into repair - I will have a bow worth about $75.

    I will let you know if Jim thinks it is a diamond in the rough.
     
  5. ClassicalDB

    ClassicalDB Guest

    Apr 9, 2005
    Beverly Hills
    The one thing I've found out is to never judge a book by its cover. You never know, it may make your bass sound like its a vintage $125k relic.
     
  6. Tree

    Tree

    Apr 14, 2005
    so have you heard back yet about the bow? just wondering what did you need to get fixed? (hair, tip....) i had a look at it, as DZ said, Good luck!
    seeya Tay
     
  7. mandocaster

    mandocaster

    Dec 24, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I haven't gotten it over to Jim Scoggan's shop yet. Right now, it is best described as "butt ugly".
     
  8. Peter Ferretti

    Peter Ferretti

    Jun 7, 2005
    NYC
    Well its been a couple of months...how did it go?
     
  9. mandocaster

    mandocaster

    Dec 24, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I took it by James' shop. The bow is made of oak (bad, really bad) but... it has a nice frog on it that James says is worth 60-70 dollars. I'll probably trade it for a string.