Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


G. A. Pfretzschner violin bow Markneukirchen ca. 1930 - frog decorated with ff-hole-inlays
G. A. Pfretzschner violin bow Markneukirchen ca. 1930 - frog decorated with ff-hole-inlays
G. A. Pfretzschner violin bow Markneukirchen ca. 1930 - frog decorated with ff-hole-inlays
tip
tip
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: G.A. Pfretzschner
Weight: 58.7 g
Year: 1930 circa
Tone: warm, mellowish
Archive

Fine violin bow, G. A. Pfretzschner

This fine master bow hails from the esteemed atelier of G. A. Pfretzschner. It was made around 1930, a time when the tradition-rich company founded in 1834 was at the peak of its success and sold Saxonian instruments at several branch locations all over the world. The family Pfretzschner has deep roots in the Vogtland and had been working closely with the region's best masters since the early 18th century, and this bow is unmistakably the work of a talented and experienced master bow maker. The octagonal stick is crafted of top-quality light brown pernambuco, a detail which the Pfretzschners always emphasised. Above and beyond its flawless execution, the bow is eye-catchingly beautiful with its metal head plate, premium silver fittings on the ebony frog, mother-of-pearl inlays along the button made of silver and, as an especially rare decorative element, silver inlays shaped like sound holes on the sides of the frog. The bow still features the original stamp on the stick and frog. We received it in undamaged condition and set it up in our atelier; it is ready to play, and we recommend it due to its dynamic, active response and warm, gentle tone.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Fine French 3/4 violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900
  • Outstanding German 1950'ies violin - professional violinist's recommendation!
  • Antique ornate violin from Saxony, c.1920
  • Interesting Master violin, probably from Prague, Johann Georg Hellmer replica
  • Antique c.1920 French 1/2 sized violin
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin, J. Sailer
  • Saxon violin after J. Stainer,  c.1920
  • Antique Czech/Bohemian violin, by Joseph Brandner Schönbach
  • Old German Violin. Stradivarius model by Hermann Dölling jr., ca. 1910
  • Attractive French violin by J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Interesting antique Czech master violin. Probably Prague, 1880's
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Georges Coné: French soloist violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Premium violin by Meinel & Herold, Markneukirchen - violinist's recommendation!
  • Attractive old Czech violin after Ruggeri. Made approx. 1920
  • German violin by Meinel & Herold, Klingenthal, c.1940
  • Silver mounted Alfred Knoll viola bow
  • Fine antique French 3/4 sized violin, noble sound
  • German 3/4 violin. A fine small instrument
  • Fine Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820