Non-Branded Older German Violin Bow, Pre WW II


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This is a very nice non-branded stick. Perfect for the player looking for performance and not worried about a specific maker. I believe this was a bow made in a workshop in or around the town of Markneukirchen, Germany. The stick has the hallmarks of a very nice bow. Fine pin work, natural dark color pernambuco wood – older specie wood, small, dainty mother-of-pearl eyes in the frog and a graceful well-chamfered head. The stick is firm and has a great gram weight that many players look for in a well-made stick. The bow is pernambuco specie, round in section, with an ebony frog mounted in nickel silver. We have added a sterling silver winding and leather lapping and new leather thumb grip. The bow has an illegible brand, worn off by player use. Someone loved this bow, played on it well, and we restored it fully. It is still in very good condition. This bow will help a player sound amazing and perform the articulations they need at a higher level without the need of a sterling silver or gold level bow. Older German workmanship, no known maker, but good quality.

Weight fully haired 60.0 grams.