Cello Bows under $5000
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S259 Berg cello bow$ 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.
S294 “H. R. Pfretzschner, Germany, early-mid 20th century” cello bow$ 4,000.00
Hermann Richard Pfretzschner, whose name appears on bows not only by him but by his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons as well, trained under Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in Paris before setting up his own workshop in Markneukirchen. This French training was to have a major influence not only on his own family’s work but on subsequent bow making in Germany. From 1901, the King of Saxony’s royal coat of arms appears, as it does on this example, in the right hand upper corner of the facing side of the frog. This bow is made from excellent quality pernambuco and would make a good bow for an advanced student or professional. It is well-weighted to pull a big sound.
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.