Gotthard Schuster Violin Bow, circa 1950


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Gotthard Schuster was a highly regarded bowmaker of the 20th century. Trained by his father and achieving worldwide recognition, Gotthard eventually settled in Bubenreuth after World War II where he maintained his shop until his death in 1987. This bow from a modern master will be sure to please any advanced player or professional. The bow is in excellent condition.
We have restored the bow with a new tip in bone and a new leather thumb grip. The stick is of octagonal-section pernambuco and the frog is full sterling silver mount. The ebony frog has mother-of-pearl Parisian eyes and slide, and the bow is finished with a solid sterling silver button. The maker's stamp is on the player side of the bow, his G Sch overlaid on an arrow stamp is on the frog, and “MADE IN GERMANY” is stamped on the underside of the bow between the frog and the button although very faint. The bow also contains the makers numbered stamp under the frog of 432. This bow was loved by a player, it shows very honest playing wear and you will notice case clasp wear on the players side ebony frog. Great playing bow. C

Weight fully haired 61.0 grams.