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1/2 - German violin bow, approx. 1920
This 1/2-sized violin bow is a suitable piece for young talents, that offers exceptionally good opportunities to learn proper bowing techniques due to its ideal weight distribution - and great joy in daily practising. The bow was crafted in an unknown workshop in the traditional violin making town of Markneukirchen in Saxony. It is an excellent example of good craftsmanship, that is rarely found at small-sized bows for stringed instruments. Several features indicate that it was built in the renowned workshops of H. R. Pfretzschner, but as it bears no stamp this provenance is not sure. The strong, round stick was made of fine, red-brown colored pernambuco wood; the head is a remarkably detailed and tasteful work. The blank ebony frog is nickel mounted and decorated with a three-part adjuster. The balance-point of the bow is sensed well-centered and is measured at 21.8 cm of the total length of 64.6 cm; the total weight is 51.6 g. The expert luthiers in our atelier completely worked over this bow that is now offered ready to play, with our special recommendation for its large, warm and well-rounded sound.
Length of back: 51.6 g
Year: approx. 1920
Tone: Large, warm, well-rounded