Markneukirchen violin bow by Albert Schuster, circa 1950

This dynamic violin bow is a magnificent brand-name piece from the highly respected Albert Schuster workshop in Markneukirchen, the Vogtland town with a rich violin-making tradition. Schuster’s original brand mark can be seen on the stick, and the frog features the company seal. Its finely crafted head clearly reveals how well the strong octagonal stick was crafted. The bow’s play is excellent with good resilience and a comfortably well-centred balance point that inclines slightly towards the lower half – measured at 26.8 cm of the...

This dynamic violin bow is a magnificent brand-name piece from the highly respected Albert Schuster workshop in Markneukirchen, the Vogtland town with a rich violin-making tradition. Schuster’s original brand mark can be seen on the stick, and the frog features the company seal. Its finely crafted head clearly reveals how well the strong octagonal stick was crafted. The bow’s play is excellent with good resilience and a comfortably well-centred balance point that inclines slightly towards the lower half – measured at 26.8 cm of the total length of 74.1 cm. A Parisian eye with a decorative glass inlay and the premium-quality silver mounting are a worthy match for this bow from approximately 1950; we have carefully set it up at our specialist workshop and made it ready to play. With its outstanding elasticity and active character, it allows musicians to perform with nuance, offering them a bright, radiant sound and an extremely appealing clarity.

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Markneukirchen violin bow by Albert Schuster, circa 1950
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