Otto A. Hoyer "Pariser", fine gold mounted violin bow

Otto Albert Hoyer was one of the best Markneukirchen masters of his guild

Otto A. Hoyer was called the "Pariser" ("the Parisian") and stamped the word on the sticks of his bows as a sign of the justified pride he felt: the nickname was the reference to the fact that as a young bow maker, Otto A. Hoyer had worked for the great French teacher Eugène Sartory. This particularly fine gold mounted violin bow, which features Otto A. Hoyer's original stamp, is also an interesting example of the influence that modern French bow-making had...

Otto Albert Hoyer was one of the best Markneukirchen masters of his guild

Otto A. Hoyer was called the "Pariser" ("the Parisian") and stamped the word on the sticks of his bows as a sign of the justified pride he felt: the nickname was the reference to the fact that as a young bow maker, Otto A. Hoyer had worked for the great French teacher Eugène Sartory. This particularly fine gold mounted violin bow, which features Otto A. Hoyer's original stamp, is also an interesting example of the influence that modern French bow-making had upon the craft in Saxony during the era following Sartory. The excellent weight distribution of the solid, round stick with great tension made of the finest reddish-brown pernambuco honours Sartory's classic model; the balance point of the 74.6 cm stick is measured at 25.5 cm and feels well-centred. The attractive and elongated lines of the head give it an elegant sense of style. Clearly evident traces of intense use testify to the master violin bow's exceptionally good musical qualities; this fine Otto A. Hoyer violin bow is now ready to play after having been meticulously set up by the specialists in our atelier for restoration. The well-rounded sound it produces is large and radiant, with a bright and yet warm nature we highly recommend.

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Otto A. Hoyer "Pariser", fine gold mounted violin bow
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