Nice looking bass. I made one based on Havlena's cookie tin bass that sounded pretty good. Took it to a jam to try it out and sold it before I could demo it on video. Working on another one since I've spools of weedwhacker line sufficient for about twenty or so.
Thanks for the comment even though my playing is pretty bad ha ha. The bottle top jingles work great in my stomp box and on my high hat tambourine .All john's idea ,saved me a fortune and they look cool ,I had a master class from him tonight on how to make them.
The bow did get replaced on a like for like basis at eye watering expense to the insurance company. The gift from her grandfather, when she was a student, gained a lot in value during the passing (45ish cough) years. She's now got a 'cheap' bow for scratching her cbg fiddle as well.
You might try this guy too (Dave Ingledew), he helped me a lot with the parts for the fiddle: