German violin bow, 1960's Markneukirchen

This strong and skillfully made German violin bow was handmade around 1960 in Markneukirchen in Saxony. The violin bow was crafted with much attention to local bow making tradition and thorough workmanship, especially the frog and the head are accurately carved and neatly finished. The round stick is made of red brown pernambuco wood of the best quality. The stick is of good strength and plays strong and powerfully, actively and with beautiful tension. The ebony frog is nickel mounted, decorated with a white shimmering pearl slide. The bows felt balance...

This strong and skillfully made German violin bow was handmade around 1960 in Markneukirchen in Saxony. The violin bow was crafted with much attention to local bow making tradition and thorough workmanship, especially the frog and the head are accurately carved and neatly finished. The round stick is made of red brown pernambuco wood of the best quality. The stick is of good strength and plays strong and powerfully, actively and with beautiful tension. The ebony frog is nickel mounted, decorated with a white shimmering pearl slide. The bows felt balance point is well centered, slightly shifted towards the fog and measured balance-point is at 26.2 cm from the frog end. The violin bow produces a recommendable warm, clear, powerful and radiant sound with some mellow notes. Complements well sharp and bright sounding violins and adds warmth and volume to a violin's tone.

 
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German violin bow from Markneukirchen, 1960's - frog
German violin bow from Markneukirchen, 1960's - tip
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