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Stock Korean bows$ 60.00
Stock Korean bows – available from 1/8- 4/4 size, with wooden frog – suitable for beginners
C881600 series violin bow, “Dörfler” #9, Bubenreuth, Germany$ 250.00
The Brazilwood for these well-made student bows is Massaranduba, a particularly strong, hard species. As a result, the stick has very good playing characteristics for the price. The African ebony frogs are finished with nickel mounts and elegant Parisian eyes. Founded by Aegidius Dörfler four generations ago, “Dörfler” is still owned and operated by the Dörfler family, and produce a wide range of good-quality bows.
C5011 “Carbondix***”, Dictum, Germany$ 255.00
Developed by the Dictum company, previously known as Gunther Dick, these well-made carbon-fibre rayon bows have a strong, stiff stick which, nonetheless, gives both flexibility and subtlety. The finish is very good and the value for money excellent.
C883000 series violin bow, “W. Dörfler” #15, Bubenreuth, Germany$ 384.00
The Dörfler family have owned and operated their bow making workshops in Northern Germany for four generations. They make a wide range of bows, from student models through to their “Master Bow” series. Bows stamped “W. Dörfler” have strong, pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs finished with attractive abalone slides and eyes.
C230 European, unstamped, 7/8 size:$ 485.00
This bow has a brazilwood stick slightly shorter than the standard 4/4 length.
C419 violin bow stamped “Dodd”, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century$ 595.00
As with violins, bows produced by the large manufacturing workshops in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Germany, were named after famous makers, “Tourte” being the most popular stamp. F.X. Tourte’s English contemporary, John Dodd’s identity was also frequently borrowed, as was that of another, later English maker, James Tubbs. This light, elegant bow draws a warm, creamy sound, and sits steadily on the string for fast legato strokes.
Start sale price: $595.00
Bow weight: 57.4 grams
C403 Otto Jos. Klier violin bow, model #156, Germany, early 21st century$ 615.00
The Klier family have been making and manufacturing violins since Otto Klier’s father Johann Klier set up a workshop in Schönbach in 1887. The turmoil of WWII and its aftermath led to an eventual move to Bubenreuth, where the company, under the name of Otto Jos. Klier, has thrived ever since, making both instruments and bows. This bow has a round, selected pernambuco stick and Parisian eyes. It is very steady on the string in legato passages, has good spiccato and a clean articulation, and draws a warm, round sound.
Weight: 60.1 grams
C417 “Götz” violin bow, Germany, late twentieth or early twenty-first century$ 735.00
Founded in 1884, the C. A. Götz workshops have been manufacturing violin family instruments and bows for 135 years. Their handcrafted bows range from student models through to silver-mounted master bows. This example, with its selected pernambuco, octagonal stick, is their model #68, and is placed in the middle of their advancing student range. At exactly 60 grams, it is well-balanced in the hand and produces a warm, full sound. Good articulation, steadiness and bounce are as one would expect from a bow of this provenance.
Start sale price: $735.00
Bow weight: 60.0 grams
C405 Unstamped, Germany, early-mid twentieth century violin bow$ 750.00
This bow came to us as something of an ugly duckling, its round, pernambuco stick disguised by a ruby-pink varnish and its lapping in shreds. With professional help from our workshop, it has revealed itself as an excellent playing bow for middle-upper grade students, with a warm, steady sound and great definition, especially during rapid string crossings at the tip.
Bow weight: 61.7 grams
C418 Unstamped violin bow, Germany, late nineteenth century or early twentieth century$ 750.00
Despite the lack of any workshop identification, this bow has plenty of character and versatility. The slender-looking, round, pernambuco stick has a wiry strength, and while it weighs slightly less than the average violin bow, it pulls a clear, full sound. Good articulation in fast passage work combines with clean spiccato and sautillé, and an easily-controlled legato to make this a well-priced bow for the advancing student.
Start sale price: $750.00
Bow weight: 59.2 grams
S112 Unstamped “Baroque” style late 20th century$ 800.00
The round stick is made out of an unidentified, dark, dense hardwood and plainly finished, with no fluting or other decorative work. The ebony frog is alos plain, but the button is elgantly turned out of bone. This is a very serviceable baroque bow at a reasonable price.
C424 Unstamped violin bow, European, early twenty first century$ 800.00
This elegantly-made, silver-mounted, pernambuco violin bow has a remarkably good balance in the hand, feeling like a bow far lighter than its 62.8 grams while pulling a full sound in keeping with its weight. The playing characteristics are very much in line with other silver-mounted sticks, with precise articulation, a clean, controllable spiccato and sautillé, and a steady legato even at fast speeds. A head break has put this bow within financial reach of a much tighter budget than would usually be the case, while a fully professional repair will guarantee a long playing life.
Start sale price: $800.00
Bow weight: 62.8 grams
C421 Unstamped violin bow, Germany, early twentieth century$ 900.00
This is a skillfully-made octagonal bow, with a strong, well-selected pernambuco stick which gives an excellent playing response in both legato and fast passage work. A new silver wire lapping and a modern frog gives it the mechanical reliability of a brand-new bow with the advantages of a mature, dependable stick. At 59 grams, it feels responsive in the hand but still draws a full, clear, warm sound.
Start sale price: $900.00
Bow weight: 59.0 grams
“Arpege” violin bow by JonPaul Bows, Utah, U.S.A$ 988.00
Initially inspired by the innovative carbon fibre bows of Benoit Rolland, JonPaul Bows have been developing a range of carbon fibre bows for violin, viola, cello and double bass over a number of years. The “Arpege” model was supposed to have gone out production, superseded by the “Corona”, but due to its persistent popularity among both dealers and players, it continues to be manufactured, sought after for its excellent set of playing qualities, combining steadiness, great articulation and bounce. At 60 grams, it is slightly lighter than the “Corona” violin bows.
Start sale price: $988.00
Bow weight: 60 grams
B920 Walter Mettal Baroque Bow$ 1,000.00
“Walter Mettal” baroque bows are well but simply made for the advanced student market. This example has a pernambuco stick and a rosewood frog and button.
C388 “Wilhelm Raum”, Germany, mid-late twentieth century$ 1,200.00
Wilhelm Raum’s workshop made a range of bows throughout the mid-late twentieth century, mostly for the advanced student market.
This octagonal, pernambuco bow is a good example of his nickel-mounted bows, with a strongly-carved head, Parisian eyes and well-selected wood. The bow has a good legato action and articulation.