W. Seifert – Model No. 130 c. 1985 – Pernambuco Violin Bow


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 Seifert shop c. 1985’s. The bow was made at a high level of German craftsmanship in Lothar Seifert’s workshop. The round stick is made of choice medium-dark brown pernambuco wood and is of good strength. The Parisian eye ebony frog is nickel mounted, with a silver winding and leather thumb. This bow has been gone over in our workshop and retains its original fittings. Great bow for a good player.

Weight fully haired 62.1 grams.