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Small cello bows (3)
Korean cello bows$ 70.00
Sturdy beginner bow with wooden frog. Available for 4/4 and 3/4 cello.
F.P.S. small size cello bows$ 102.00
F.P.S. student cello bows.
Available in 1/4, 1/8 and 1/10 size.
3/4 size bow Carbondix “Futura” Green Crystal$ 133.00
This is a strong, playable bow for a young advancing student.
Vc63 Dictum Brazilwood cello bow$ 165.00
These Brazilwood cello bows are a step up from our Korean bows, and weigh a little on the heavier side. They best suit an advancing beginner student.
Available in 4/4, 3/4 and 1/2 size.
Vc68 C:Dix* cello bow$ 261.00
C:Dix* bows are manufactured by Dictum. They are strong, good-quality carbon fibre student bows, with nickel-silver mounts and ebony frogs.
Vc43 “Dörfler” #6A cello bow, Bubenreuth, Germany$ 270.00
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. This model is Brazilwood with an ebony frog and an octagonal stick.
Vc69 Carbondix*** cello bow$ 333.00
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.
Vc75 “Dörfler” #7A cello bow, Bubenreuth, Germany$ 365.00
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. This model is Brazilwood with an ebony frog and an octagonal stick. It is a step up from the #6A model.
Vc66 “W. Dörfler” #15A cello bow, Bubenreuth, Germany$ 536.00
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.
C389 Stamped “Bausch”, Germany, early-mid twentieth century$ 575.00
Many German-manufactured bows from the early-to-mid-twentieth century are either branded “Tourte”, after the French “father” of modern bow making, or “Bausch” after Ludwig Bausch, the well-known German bow maker who championed Tourte’s style in Germany to such an extent he became known as the “German Tourte”. This bow, with its cleanly-cut pernambuco stick, is typical of the many thousands of good “Bausch” imitations. The weight is relatively low, and would suit a lightly-builted player or one who enjoys working with more subtlety of response.
C427 Unstamped Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century$ 690.00
This unstamped, German cello bow comes with no glamorous pedigree, real or invented, but has enough playing qualities to stand on its own merits. The well-selected pernambuco stick is strong and well-balanced. At 78 grams, it is slightly lessr than the average cello bow weight, and would therefore suit someone of lighter build. The original whalebone and thread lapping is distinctive and in very good condition.
Start sale price: $690.00
Bow weight: 78 grams
C390 Stamped “Bausch”, Germany, early-mid twentieth century$ 795.00
The modern trend with European bow manufacturers is to stamp a legitimate brand name on their bows, either that of a founding bow maker (for example, “Dörfler” or “Paesold”) or a simple brand name, like “Ary France”. Before the mid-twentieth century, however, bows, like violins, were often stamped with the name of an illustrious maker, a pioneer of the craft, such as Tourte. Ludwig Bausch was informally regarded as the “German Tourte” and we find his name on German-manufactured bows almost as often as that of his illustrious predecessor.
This “Bausch” stamped cello bow has a strong, round, pernambuco stick, and bold Parisian eyes. At 83.1 grams, it is well-weighted to give a full, warm tone.
C430 Cello bow, Finkel Atelier, Switzerland, early twenty first century$ 995.00
The Finkel bowmaking workshop near Brienz, Switzerland, was founded by Siegfried Finkel, son-in-law and pupil of the German bow maker Paul Weidhaas, in 1953. Under Siegfried’s son, Johannes, the Finkel Company, one of the most prestigious bow manufacturing workshops in the world, has extended its range to make good bows for the advancing student as well as master bows for the professional player. This “Finkel Atelier” bow is their most affordable, though still boasting a selected pernambuco stick, fine workmanship and silver mounts.
Start sale price: $995.00
Weight: 83.4 grams
S346 Cello bow, F.C. Pfretzschner, Germany, twentieth century$ 1,500.00
The Pfretzschner family included many fine bow makers, with workshops in Markneukirchen , who produced bows that are now considered among the finest by German archetiers. F.C. Pfretzschner, on the other hand, is probably an invented name, for no such bow maker is recorded. Nonetheless, this bow is reasonably well-made, with a strong, octagonal pernambuco stick. Nickel mounts betray the bow’s lack of a prestigious provenance; conversely, the lower sale price puts a very workable bow within reach of an advancing student.
Start sale price: $1,500.00
Bow weight: 82.1 grams
S448 cello bow F.C. Pfretzschner, Germany, twentieth century$ 1,500.00
The Pfretzschner family of German violin and bow makers was skilled and prolific—at least twenty seven of them have found their way into the official violin and bow making dictionaries. F.C. Pfretzschner, alas, is not one of them, but rather, a fictitious construction used to market soundly-made bows for the advanced student market. This nickel-mounted cello bow is a very useful addition to that sector of the cello bow range, with a strong, round, pernambuco stick, an attractive pearl slide and Parisian eyes.
Start sale price: $1,500.00
Weight: 80.5 grams
S338 “E.L. Herrmann”, Germany, mid-20th century$ 1,600.00
This good-quality, student-grade bow from Edwin Lothar Herrmann’s workshop has an octagonal, pernambuco stick and nickel mounts. The stamp “E.L. HERRMANN” is one of a number of variations used by Herrmann, who also stamped the frogs with his family’s coat of arms. The stick is strong and resistant, though the bow itself is relatively light, at 78.6 grams. The Herrmann workshop produced a range of bows; the best are suitable for top professional use. This bow would suit a student in the higher grades who wishes to continue.