I know there are a lot of posts about who prefers what, and that a Sartory can sell for the price of a small house, and there are a lot of really great French makers out there. I have seen and had the opportunity to play some really nice French bows, a Sartory that was beautiful, a Morizot that needed some repair but was wonderful, and I thought they were great. I dont usually play French bow, but if I somehow owned one of those fantastic bows, I would likely return to those dark days of my youth. Anyway, when German bows come into the mix, the trend seems to be modern makers. I know that there are some fantastic modern makers out there, and I do not mean them any harm. I know that Sue Lipkins comes to mind, and although I have not had the pleasure, I have heard amazing things about her bows. Being Canadian, I know Reid Hudson makes great bows, Max Kasper has pretty much cornered the Quarrington School Zdzislaw Prochownik is a fantastic maker, and I have tried a Bernard Walke that I would say was as much a work of art as a good bow. I am sure that there are other Canadians that I have not mentioned (please excuse my ignorance) and I know there are numerous international makers that are fantastic, but I am trying to look a little farther back than that. As many of you are aware, a lot of bow makers make copies of famous old makers. A lot of makers that make French bows have a Sartory model or have copied a personal favourite of their own, such as an Ouchard or a Morizot. Other than Pfretzschner bows, I have yet to come across too many pedigree German bows. Are there resources out there? I have seen the Chris Brown Discovering Bows for the Double Bass book, but there are maybe 4 German bows in it, and I seem to remember one of the Dragonetti style bows, and another transitional bow being among them. I am starting to make German bows, and since there are so many different models, especially frogs, I am trying to seek out different options/ideas. Where do I look? Thanks for your help.