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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.
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.
S338 “E.L. Herrmann”, Germany, mid-20th century
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.
S337 Höfner, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century
The Höfner workshops were established in what was then Austrian Bohemia in the 1880’s. From the beginning, they made a wide diversity of stringed instruments and their accessories for a burgeoning middle-class market. Then, as now, Höfner produced a broad range graded according to quality. This well-preserved early cello was made for the upper end of the market, as its silver mounts and selected, octagonal pernambuco stick can testify. The stick is strong and resistant to sideways pressure.
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: $1,500.00
Weight: 80.5 grams
S263 Stamped ‘Techler’, C. A. Reichel workshop, Markneukirchen, Germany, 19th century$ 2,500.00
Despite the resemblance in the names, there is no connection with the Rome-based German violin maker, David Tecchler. The Reichel family were a numerous clan of luthiers and bowmakers largely based in Markneukirchen. C. A. Reichel stamped a wide range of student grade bows with the name ‘Techler; this cello bow, with its well-selected pernambuco stick and silver mounts, is one of the better examples.
S439 “A. Metzner”, Angers, France, late nineteenth century$ 2,700.00
The “A. Metzner” whose name is stamped on this fine cello bow may well be the same maker as A. Metzner-Leblanc, known nowadays only through the work of the Mirecourt-born luthier Louis Martin. Martin trained originally as a bow maker before apprenticing as a violin maker. He later worked for the “A, Metzner-LeBlanc” workshop in Angers, France, and then bought it just after the turn of the twentieth century. The bow has a strong, octagonal, pernambuco stick and silver mounts. At 79.1 grams, it would suit an advanced student or professional player looking for a slightly lighter bow with good playing characteristics.
Start sale price: $2,700.00
Bow weight: 79.1 grams
S259 Berg cello bow$ 2,750.00
S259 Bob Berg cello bow, Wellington, New Zealand late 20th century
This is an early New Zealand-made prototype for the now famous “Berg” bows made and marketed in the U.S. Bob Berg, an American double bass player in the NZSO, was a pioneer in the making of carbon-fibre bows. While his bow heads are not as elegant as modern productions, the sticks share the attractive, wood-like texture and colour, and the playability is very good, with excellent articulation.