Bows

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • C386 W. E. Dörfler, Model #192, Germany, late twentieth century

    $ 850.00

    W. E. Dörfler is a long-established German bow-making workshop founded by Egidius Dörfler and now spanning four generations of his family.

    The workshop makes a wide variety of bows, from early student models through to their professional master range. This pernambuco bow is placed at the top end of their nickel-silver bow range, and is designed for advanced students. It draws a full sound, sits steadily on the string for legato playing and has a clear, reliable bounce.

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  • 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.

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  • S314 Unstamped “Dynasty”, China early twenty first century

    $ 1,000.00

    It is rare to come across a bow that is genuinely made of snakewood, as this one is. Much-prized as a bow-making wood in the Baroque era, it has now been superseded by its South American co-habitor, pernambuco, in modern bow-making. This bow has a fine stick and an elegant finish, but nonetheless weighs over 86 grams, giving a refined but powerful playing experience.

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  • 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.

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  • S314 “Dynasty” China, early twenty first century

    $ 1,000.00

    Bows made with genuine snakewood, as this cello bow is, are unusual, and generally confined to Baroque and transitional styles. Not only does this modern-style bow have a snakewood stick, it has a snakewood frog as well, attractively finished with abalone and brass. Although the stick is visually quite finely carved, the snakewood gives it extra weight.

    Weight: 86.7 grams

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  • C388 “Wilhelm Raum”, Germany, mid-late twentieth century

    $ 1,200.00

    Wilhelm Raum’s workshop made a range of bows throughout the mid-late twentieth century, mostly for the advanced student market.

    This octagonal, pernambuco bow is a good example of his nickel-mounted bows, with a strongly-carved head, Parisian eyes and well-selected wood. The bow has a good legato action and articulation.

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  • 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.

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  • B763 European, unstamped, late 19th or early 20th century

    $ 1,600.00

    With silver mounts and a warm dark brown, octagonal, pernambuco stick, this bow is unpretentious and workmanlike.

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