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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.
Vc85 Bondix cello bow$ 149.00
Developed by the Dictum Company, these entry level student bows are made from black carbonfibre.
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.
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.
C452 “Erich Steiner”, Germany, late twentieth century$ 795.00
The Erich Steiner workshops in Germany produced consistently well-made, reliable student bows throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. This example has a strong, round, pernambuco stick, a bi-coloured lapping and a nickel-mounted ebony frog. This will make a good bow for a student advancing through the middle grades.
Start sale price: $795.00
Bow weight 80.2 grams
S337 Höfner, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century
The Höfner workshops were established in what was then Austrian Bohemia in the 1880’s. From the beginning, they made a wide diversity of stringed instruments and their accessories for a burgeoning middle-class market. Then, as now, Höfner produced a broad range graded according to quality. This well-preserved early cello was made for the upper end of the market, as its silver mounts and selected, octagonal pernambuco stick can testify. The stick is strong and resistant to sideways pressure.
S448 cello bow F.C. Pfretzschner, Germany, twentieth century$ 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.
S298 Albert Nürnberger Jnr, Germany, after 1920$ 4,000.00
This octagonal, silver-mounted pernambuco bow is well weighted, at 83.9 grams, and has excellent playing qualities. A head break has been repaired skilfully with a splice, which hasn’t affected the bow’s performance characteristics but has brought its sale value down to an affordable level for a professional player or advanced student.