W. Seifert * Model 130 Violin Bow c. 1990
Stamped: W. SEIFERT *
The Seifert family came from a family of musical instrument makers in the Kirchberg area of Germany. Lothar Seifert’s father Oskar began making bows in 1924 and by 1932 had set up a shop in Graslitz. Like many refugees, the Seifert family was forced to relocate after World War II. Now in its third generation of bow makers, Lothar’s sons Bernd and Erich lead the workshop in making handmade bows. The shop is now near the town of Bubenreuth, just north of the university town of Erlangen.
This bow was handmade in the Lothar Seifert shop back in the 1990’s. The bow is unique and made at a very high level of German craftsmanship. The bow is of round section made of choice medium-dark brown pernambuco wood and is of good strength. The bow is firm but flexible. The Parisian eye ebony frog is nickel mounted and the tip is of bone. The bow has no issues and has been gone over in our workshop and still retains its original fittings. The Parisian eye model 130 is a very good bow for the up and coming player.
Weight fully haired 61.8 grams.