Non-Stamped German Violin Bow c. 1930
German violin bow made for the trade post World War I. During this era many German shops left off the maker’s name and origin on the stick. Many bows would have been branded with a French or Italian sounding name to market the bow. Purposely, there are no markings on this stick. The bow would have simply been placed in a violin outfit headed for sale at a music company. The West, especially England and America, were purposely not importing items coming from Germany. I’ve had this stick in my collection for years and it was time to get this bow worked up and out onto the showroom floor. These bows are very cost effective and in light of what is happening with pernambuco in South America and the lack of bow production or even complete stoppage of bow making in this specie I have decided to get all of my bows in the workshop restored and ready for the showroom. Some of the restorations take many hours and a few, like this stick, only took about 3 hours of work. This German bow is light brown color beautifully grained pernambuco that is old stock, very nice. The bow is light in the hand and easy to handle. Pernambuco wood, round in section, and with a Parisian eye frog that is handmade. The mother-of-pearl slide is wider at the ferrule and tapers to a smaller dimension at the heel. The mounts are nickel silver and the head is original in good condition. The winding is original, silver woven material encapsulated on both ends with new leathers. I left the frog and the winding as is because they were in decent condition and feels cool in the right hand. This will make a great playing bow for the fiddler as well as the sectional player looking to create a different sound on their instrument. Who knows? If you have four bow holders in your favorite case, you may need another stick to fill up the empty slot. I know fiddlers and jazz players that have 8 different bows. They get two-three bows re-haired every four or five months. You may just be looking for an older European bow, that is light in weight, has gorgeous wood, good workmanship, with no famous makers provenance. Priced to sell.
Weight fully haired 56.1 grams.