Master-crafted, Hand-made bows, Silver and Gold Quality Levels
Pernambuco Bass Bows are all master-crafted from the finest materials. Sticks are carefully graded to insure best playability.Silver or Gold Quality Levels refer to the high quality of the sticks.Denser, finer grained Pernambuco is more rare and much harder to work than softer grades.Octagon cut sticks are more costly due to the increased labor Lemur Music imports carefully for your protection. All paperwork and documentation provided upon request.
Bass Bows from the workshops of Bernd Dolling, Michael Dolling, H.R. Pfretzschner, Lothar Seifert, Egidius Dorfler, and more.
Master Crafted Bows are Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bass Bow Trials. Call 800-246-2277 to speak with Lemur's well-qualified, expert customer service representative to arrange your trial. In-Store Bow Trials are offered by appointment.Call or email lemurmusic.com
STICK:Octagon shaped, medium brown Pernambuco.Finish has a fair amount of wear, but no cracks are evident.
BUTTON & FROG:All original ebony frog and divided barrel button. Tiny chip on frog face - lower edge.Could be smoothed easily without detriment to value of bow. Large ebony ring on end-dot of button. Handmade Button has 2 offset pins (on separate facets).Single goldfish eye and goldfish slide.
COMMENT:This is a nice old Lothar Seifert master-crafted bass bow, circa 1980, handmade in the family shop near Erlangen, Germany.Herr Seifert was a master of choosing the best sticks for his silver bows, and the family still has some of the best stocks of Pernambuco in Germany.New Lothar Seifert bows as of 2009 were selling in the $5000-$8000 range.As of 2012 Lothar Seifert Handmade bows are no longer contemporary.Please call for to arrange an In-Home In-Studio Trial of this really good orchestra bow. 800-246-2277. Toni Buffa
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.
Lovely older H.R. Pfretzschner bass bow, circa 1970. Typical Pfretzschner style ebony frog, slightly larger but rounded. Hallmark is clear. Bow is in excellent condition, with light brown leather, no wire. Octagon stick in lighter golden red color. Tip is perfect. 129.5grams; 30" overall length, tip to end of button Hurry, they don't last long in our shop. Toni Buffa
H.R. Pfretzschner Pernambuco Bass Bow, German Model. Round Pernambuco Stick Ebony German Frog, tall style with spacious open pocket. note how the frog joins the stick with almost a flair; almost, not quite. Unusual bone eye dot on frog shows yellowing with age. Nickle silver winding like new. Leather wrap is worn, to be replaced. Handmade nickel silver ferrule, original. Typical open, wide gap camber along very sturdy, strong stick. Block head, Tourte style tip with very tiny upturned toe. Bow is in excellent condition. One owner only. 142grams; 30" overall tip to end of button.
FROG:Ebony, German Style, Goldfish Slide, Silver Ferrule
BUTTON:Ebony, tapered with wide silver ring.
COMMENT:Frog is tapered with very open pocket.Tip is very slender in typical German style (ala’ Dölling).This stick is quite firm, with excellent control in the tip due to shallow camber. Weight 131.5 grams. and 30” tip to tip.tb
Master crafted Pernambuco Bass Bow marked *Egidius Dorfler*** is a Silver Quality German model bass bow. Mrs. Lemur hand-picks these bows each January, 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.
This Egidius Dorfler German Model Bass Bow has a great orchestral tone, with plenty of mass on the well balanced stick. It has performed well in bow trials in our shop. We have only the one bow at this time. Check out the weight of this bow. 136 grams!! beautifully slender stick, very articulate play, clear tone. We just found this stick and hope you are interested in a Snakewood bow that is not so heavy. tb
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.
Frog: French, ebony, mother of pearl slide, Parisiene eye with wide silver ring, fully lined
Button: Divided silver and ebony barrel button with MOP end dot.
Wrap: Black leather, fine grained over silver wire
Spec: 133 grams, overall length 72 cm
Comment:Beautifully tall head with perfect grain. Tall narrow cheeks, thin and elegant stick. Great, sweeping camber.This bow is a great choice for a Master’s graduate or professional looking for a more soloistic bow.Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.Call 800-246-2277.
Pernambuco bass bow, German Model stamped *Andreas Dorfler***. 133.9grams
Silver quality, Octagon stick very finely crafted, in medium red-brown pernambuco color. No wire, black lizard leather grip only. Ebony frog in cornered Pfretzschner sytle, narrow profile silver ferrule, mother of pearl slide.