Callier-Scollard Violins
Craig Scollard

50 E. Green St. Suite 142
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-2870

Mon, Tue, Wed 10:00-1:00.
Thu, Fri, Sat 2:00 to 5:00

Intercom Access Code, Press:
142 and then the CALL button:

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Bow Broken

These are bows that I have repaired over the years. Interestingly in February 2017 there were six bows with broken off heads that I had worked on or was in the process of working on.

This is a bow that was dropped off for a rehair. I noticed that I had repaired the broken head years ago. After thinking about it my customer remembered that it was in 2000. He had originally taken it to another fine shop and they told them that it could be repaired but they were not sure it would hold. He dropped it off at my Hollywood shop and he thought the repair would last a couple of years, so he had me repair it. It's one of his working bows and as you can see it still almost looks like it was never broken.

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Another broken violin bow. Oops I forgot to take the before photo.

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This is a viola bow with a broken head.

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Here is a cello bow with the head broken off. It's unusual that the break goes all the way into the stick.

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This is a nice violin bow that had a very odd break. Most heads break off parallel to the hair. This bow snapped off at about a 45 degree angle. It was somewhat difficult to glue back together.

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Here are two other violin bows where the head has been repaired. One still needs to be rehaired and the other one is ready to be picked up by the customer.

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I have repaired around a hundred bow breaks without it breaking again. A customer came in and wanted to know if their bow could be repaired. I looked at it and because of the break I said no because the break was so close to the edge of the stick. I looked at it more closley and noticed that I had repaired the head before and it was now broken in a new location in the head. The customer said his daughter dropped the bow. The original repair held but the force caused the bow to break in a new spot.

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