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C410 violin bow stamped “Bausch”, Germany, early twentieth century$ 500.00
“Bausch”, like “Tourte” and “Dodd”, is a commonly-used stamp among German “trade” bows of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This example has a well-selected pernambuco stick and feels light in the hand despite being only slightly under average weight. The stick is steady in legato passages and has a light, responsive spiccato.
Start sale price: $500.00
Bow weight: 59.3 grams
“Fusion Silver” violin bow by JonPaul Bows, Utah, U.S.A$ 566.00
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. In response to comments about the different tonal qualities of carbon fibre and wooden bows, they have designed their “Fusion” models, featuring a core carbon-fibre stick which is then wrapped in wood, to capture the warm sound of pernambuco while retaining the playing characteristics of carbon fibre. The “Fusion Silver” model comes with superior silver mounts, and is slightly heavier than JonPaul’s fully carbon fibre models, at around 62 grams.
Start sale price: $566.00
Bow weight: 62.2 grams
C389 Stamped “Bausch”, Germany, early-mid twentieth century$ 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.
C391 “Paesold”, model PA108C, Germany, late twentieth century$ 575.00
The Paesold family have been involved in violin family dealing and manufacture since 1848. Third-generation Roderick Paesold’s early specialisation in bows gradually widened in the mid-late 1960’s to include good quality instruments as well, while maintaining a strong presence in the bow-making sphere.
This bow is representative of their higher-quality Brazilwood #108 model, with a round stick, a bi-coloured lapping, and ebony and nickel fittings.
Weight: 84.3 grams
C275 German, unstamped, mid-late 20th century$ 600.00
This unstamped bow has a round, pernambuco stick, a silver wire lapping, Parisian eyes and a lined pearl slide. The stick sits well on the string and feels relatively light in the hand making it suitable for younger players.
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
Vc58 “WooDIX”, Dictum, Germany$ 668.00
Developed by the Dictum company, these good-quality carbon fibre bows have a wood grain surface with a high-tech carbon core. The stick is responsive and haired with Mongolian horse hair.
Conrad Götz, model BC60, Germany$ 695.00
The Conrad Götz company has been making high quality bows for many years. This brazilwood, octagonal bow is from the middle of their student range.
“Bravo” violin bow by JonPaul Bows, Utah, U.S.A$ 743.00
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 Bravo is their “entry level” model, but is still a high-performance bow with good all-round playing qualities and a clean, attractively finished dark-brown stick for an affordable price.
Start sale price: $743.00
Weight: 60-61 grams
C405 Unstamped, Germany, early-mid twentieth century violin bow$ 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
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.
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.
Conrad Götz, model #72, Germany$ 810.00
As well as the attractive physical appearance of this well-made bow, the selected pernambuco of the octagonal stick makes this an excellent choice for the advancing student.
C271 Marco Raposo, Brazil 2013$ 945.00
All of Marco Raposo’s bows are manufactured in his workshop high in the mountains of Brazil, with a blend of French and German styles and techniques. The workshop has a commitment to sustainable harvesting of pernambuco or Pan-Brazil wood, and have their own plantation. This traditional good-quality wood has been used in bow making for two centuries but is now under threat from over-exploitation and clear felling operations. These bows are nickel-mounted, with Parisian eyes.
“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.