Recommendable German violin bow, Markneukirchen MARMA

The great French master Eugène Nicolas Sartory is among those craftsmen, who set standards in bow making internationally and were copied by numerous successors. The violin bow offered here that bears the original MARMA stamp of Karl Bauer´s

The great French master Eugène Nicolas Sartory is among those craftsmen, who set standards in bow making internationally and were copied by numerous successors. The violin bow offered here that bears the original MARMA stamp of Karl Bauer´s Markneukirchen bow making workshops, is an excellent example of Sartory´s influence on the bow makers in Saxony, that is not limited to his famous apprentice Hermann W. Prell: The unknown bow maker who crafted this piece in the late 1920s knew to apply the principles of Sartory very well, too: The octagonal stick of fine, light-brown colored pernambuco wood is easy to control and features an excellent stiffness:elasticity ratio at a total weight of 58 g. The perfect weight distribution is very similar to the classical French pattern: the balance-point of the bow is sensed well-centered and is measured at 26.5 cm of 74.3 cm total length. The nickel mounted ebony frog is decorated with a simple Pearl eye and a capsule adjuster. The simple setup does not at all sugest the outstanding sound properties of this bow, that is very well preserved including some minor traces of use of its high age. This good MARMA German violin bow is offered ready to play, with a special recommendation for its clear sound that bears some dark and typical French note.

€ 990.00
approx. £ 841.50
Inventory no.
B981
Maker
MARMA
Provenance
Markneukirchen
Year
circa 1920
Tone
warm, bright, clear, strong
Weight
58.2 g
MARMA Geigenbogen
Recommendable German violin bow, Markneukirchen MARMA
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