Master-crafted, Hand-made bows, Nickel Silver and Silver Quality Levels
Pernambuco Bass Bows in this price range will exhibit markedly better control, bounce, and projection. In this price range we begin to see more variation in the individual maker's models. The Pernambuco is higher quality, finer & denser grained making the bow more responsive in both starting the string, and in controlling the downbow.
Variations in the frog's shape in both German and French models make it possible to better fit the frog to the player's hand as-well-as controlling/moving the balance point. Balance point is relative to the overall weight of the bow and there are many ways to move balance either forward (toward the tip) or toward the hand. Size and weight of the frog is one way, length of the bow behind the frog is another, adding extra wire and leather in the grip, changing the shape of the tip, ... well, you can see this is a complex holistic paradigm. Suffice to say, we begin to see individual definition of bow characteristics in the various models the maker's present in this price range.
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The Gary Karr Model Carbon Fiber Double Bass Bow is the most well-known Carbow Models. This unique bass bow is made in France. The original design was by Jean Grunberger, award winning bow maker.
Stamp:Carbow (French placement).
Stick: Black carbon fiber round shape. Frog: German style snakewood frog, mother of pearl slide, no eye. Button: Snakewood button. Wrap: Black leather wrap over nickel wire. Specs: 140-141 grams, 68 cm overall length.
Comment: Unbleached hair. Designed by J. Grunberger, but not stamped so. Specifications for this German model bow were requested by Gary Karr. It is a bit shorter, specifically weighted to 140-141 grams, and is ideal for the player who wishes to emulate Mr. Karr's famous “slow bow” technique.
Stick: Medium to dark brown color pernambuco octagon shape Frog: French style ebony frog, Parisiene eye, mother of pearl or abalone slide, hallmarked Button: May be two-piece button in silver and ebony, or may be one piece silver button Wrap: Brown or black leather over silver wire Specs: Approximately 137-139 grams, overall length 72 cm Comment: AB610F is a silver mounted master crafted bow from Meister Ewe Dürrschmidt. He chooses fine grained wood that is aged longer so it is lighter, stronger and more flexible than the woods he uses in his workshop model bows. These fine sticks are cut to be slender but strong in the neck to offer support for the head which is nicely shaped but not overly large. The bows are very nicely balanced for articulate play. The hard, dry sticks draw a dark, clear tone with a ringing volume. These bows remain an exceptionally good value when compared to the price of other master-crafted pernambuco bows.Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.
Stick:Medium to dark brown color pernambuco octagon shape.
Frog:German style ebony frog, mother of pearl or abalone slide, hallmarked.
Button:Slender polished ebony button in the German style.
Wrap:Brown or black leather over silver wire.
Specs:Approximately 137-139 grams, overall length 78 cm.
Comment:AB610G is a silver mounted master crafted bow from Meister Ewe Dürrschmidt.He chooses fine grained wood that is aged longer so it is lighter, stronger and more flexible than the woods he uses in his workshop model bows.These fine sticks are cut to be very slender in the neck and at the tip, which is also proportionally smaller.The bows are very nicely balanced being not too light in the tip.The hard, dry sticks draw a dark, clear tone with a ringing volume.These bows are an exceptionally good value when compared to the price of other master-crafted pernambuco bows. Compare to AB540G, AB690G, and AB266G.Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.
Frog: Ebony frog, fully lined, hand pinned, large goldfish double eye in silver. Goldfish slide. Frog in good condition, only small amount of light scratches all over.
Button: Divided silver and ebony barrel button, goldfish end dot.
Comment: Weight at 134 grams makes this a typical Prochownik bass bow, made for agility, close articulation, nimble and tight in the spiccato. Balance point closer to mid-line of stick. Tip style with straighter front nose edge.Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.
Master crafted Pernambuco Bass Bow marked *Egidius Dorfler*** is a Silver Quality German model bass bow. Mrs. Lemur hand-picked these bows, choosing a fine quality, very strong stick with excellent balance and weight. These bows are just what a graduate student, or professional orchestra player might want to up their game. Old stock Pernambuco from a multi-generational bowmaking family in Germany. Please inquire about In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial for this bow. Call800-246-2277.
Pernambuco Bass Bow. Exceptionally fine Lothar Seifert Workshop bow circa 1960. French model, octagon stick, ebony frog with Parisiene eye, fully lined frog, elongated divided button. Good, tall head with fine tip, exceptionally strong stick, from the ‘classic’ Seifert Family bowmaking time. It is A Real Orchestra Workhorse. This bow has been nicely refurbished with new leather and imitation whale bone lapping.
Lothar Herrmann Bass Bow, French Model. Round Pernambuco Stick. Ebony French Frog, Very nice quality ebony frog, standard proportion pocket, Fully lined. Goldfish/abalone heart eye dot on frog and slide. Nickle silver winding like new. Black leather wrap new. Nickel silver ferrule, original. Solid silver barrel button, with Goldfish/abalone end dot. Long sweeping camber along well-balanced stick. Vigneron style tip with very tall, upturned toe. Bow is in excellent condition. 142 grams; 30" overall tip to end of button.