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On this page, you can learn about the instruments used by Gary Ronkin



VIOLIN:

Of obscure but mostly likely early 19th century Saxon origin, according to experts from Christie's and Sotheby's. Underwent an extensive restoration in 1994. As a result, the previously mellow and intimate sound has changed into bright and robust, and could almost be mistaken for Italian in character.

 





CONCERT BOWS:


NUERENBERGER, silver mounted frog, 59 grams.

LUPOT, gold mounted frog not original, 55 grams.

Both bows are fine quality instruments but have been broken at the tip. As such, they probably would not fetch a million at Sotheby's.


UTILITY BOW:

GLASSER fiberglass bow. Quite rugged and virtually indestructible, this rather crude and unattractive 30-dollar item can actually put many wood bows costing much more to shame in terms of performance characteristics. Surprisingly, an excellent all-purpose workhorse.

 





To learn about Gary Ronkin's piano, go to the Piano page
 

 
   
 
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