W. Seifert German Violin Bow Silver Tip Model #130 ca. 1975


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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 Seifert shop back in the 1970’s. The bow is unique and made at a very high level of German craftsmanship. The octagonal stick is made of choice medium/dark brown pernambuco wood and is of good strength. The bow is firm. Very nice! The Parisian eye ebony frog is nickel mounted with a golden/green/rose shimmering pearl slide; the silver lined slide has the mother-of-pearl slide superimposed on top of the slide. The tip is also silver which helps set this bow apart. This beautiful undamaged bow has been gone over in our workshop and still retains its original fittings. This is an excellent bow for a serious player looking for a very nice quality German bow.

Weight fully haired is 62.7 grams.