Alfred Knoll 3/4 Size Workshop Brazilwood Violin Bow c. 1970 – NOT IN THE SHOP – Being Used for Upper Level 3/4 Size Outfit – January 31, 2024 –
This Knoll workshop bow was made around 1970 in Regnitzlosau, Germany in the bow making shop that was founded by Alfred Knoll in 1932. The shop is very close to the Czech border and is 25 miles from the famous violin making town of Markneukirchen, Germany. The Knoll shop produces many levels of bows for students, advancing players, and professionals. It is still in operation today under the ownership of Alfred’s grandson, Gerald Knoll. Mr. Judd collected all kinds of string instruments and bows in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This bow is about 50 years old and made it into his collection of hundreds of items discovered in the New York City/New Jersey area.
This is an octagonal-section 3/4 size Brazilwood violin bow with nickel mount and winding.
The fully-lined frog has single mother-of-pearl eyes, and the bow has a three-piece endscrew. I did not remove the original nickel winding. The nickel winding is discolored but in no way affects the playability of the bow. The winding is finished off in a leather thumb grip. This is a very nice German stick at a great price.
Weight fully haired 60.9 grams.