German violin bow with fire stamp - frog
German violin bow, 1920's - tip
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German violin bow - c.1920

This German lightweight violin bow that produces a warm, resonant sound was crafted in the 1920's in Markneukirchen. The round stick is a medium player, i.e. it does not take too much pressure, the stick is made of red-brown pernambuco wood that has a beautiful structure. The bow has a total length of 74.5 cm, including the adjuster. The balance-point of the bow that is measured at 25.2 cm feels shifted towards the frog and so the bow is easy to control. Its ebony frog is decorated with a Pearl eye and a three-part adjuster; its nice optical appearance corresponds to the good musical properties, that are indicated by some traces of use on the stick...

This German lightweight violin bow that produces a warm, resonant sound was crafted in the 1920's in Markneukirchen. The round stick is a medium player, i.e. it does not take too much pressure, the stick is made of red-brown pernambuco wood that has a beautiful structure. The bow has a total length of 74.5 cm, including the adjuster. The balance-point of the bow that is measured at 25.2 cm feels shifted towards the frog and so the bow is easy to control. Its ebony frog is decorated with a Pearl eye and a three-part adjuster; its nice optical appearance corresponds to the good musical properties, that are indicated by some traces of use on the stick above the frog. The bow was worked over completely in our atelier, it is offered ready to play. This soft, lightweight bow produces a warm, somewhat mellow tone and would well complement a clear, sharp sounding violin.