Mastodon Frog – Conrad Götz *** Violin Bow, Germany circa 1950
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This Götz three-star violin bow is a professional level bow. The bow shows slight signs of natural wear on the frog, silver, and leather thumb. We have meticulously gone over the entire bow, and it is in very good condition. The fittings are original, and I have left the original leathers that show some slight wear. The frog is mastodon, accented with gorgeous green and pink mother-of-pearl for the slide and eyes. The Götz shop survived two world wars and has been family owned since 1884. The Götz Music Instrument Co. is located in the German university town of Erlangen, situated less than 40 miles from Bubenreuth, one of the great instrument making villages of Europe. Conrad had many fine instruments and bows made in that small town that eventually helped make his name and music company known all over the world. This choice pernambuco violin bow is mounted in sterling silver in a real mastodon cut frog. The bow is octagonal in section with a beautiful silver tip and the frog has mother-of-pearl eyes surrounded by double silver rings. The Götz stamp is on the player’s side of the frog and the three-piece endscrew completes the bow with a traditional silver winding and leathers. This is a fine playing bow for a demanding player.
Weight fully haired 62.9 grams