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H. Walter Zapf violin bow, ca. 1960 - frog
H. Walter Zapf violin bow, ca. 1960 - frog
H. Walter Zapf violin bow, ca. 1960 - frog
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: H. Walter Zapf
Weight: 60.6 g
Year: approx. 1960
Tone: Warm, mellow

Silver mounted German violin bow by Walter Zapf

This originally stamped German violin bow is a very good work by master bow-maker Walter Zapf and was crafted in the 1960s in Markneukirchen-Siebenbrunn, in the center of violin and bow making in Saxony. The round rather soft stick was made of light-brown pernambuco wood and features elasticity and a fluid play; at a very suitable weight of almost 60 g this piece offers excellent playing properties. This Walter Zapf violin bow´s head is characteristically shaped, the silver mounted ebony frog is decorated by a pearl eye and a white pearl slide, a beautiful, classical setup that is completed by the silver adjuster. The sensed balance-point of the bow is well centered in the middle, measured at 25.3 cm. The bow was completely worked over in our workshop and is offered ready to unfold a beautiful warm, mellow tone that complements sharp and brilliant sounding violins.

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