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:Dark brown pernambuco, round shape, very slender in the throat, deeply cambered.
Frog:German style ebony frog, plain, smallish Streicher style frog fits right into the palm of your hand. Copied from a frog style preferred by Professor Streicher in Vienna.It’s Nice, Very nice.
Button: Ebony button, slender with double incised rings, MOP end dot.
Wrap:Black leather over silver wire.
Tip:Silver tip plate, no bone or ivory.
Specs: 137 grams, 72cm overall length.
Comment:Bernd Dolling & B. Michael Dolling, a father and son team of bass bow makers, are very well-known for their extreme attention to detail, fine craftsmanship, and top grade materials.All bass bows are hand-made in Germany.Please call for more details and to arrange an In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.800-246-2277. By the way, all the Dolling Family bows we broker are quite unique models, so it’s wise to have a chat about your current bow, and where you need your next bow to take you. Each bow has its own playing characteristic depending upon frog styling, length, and balance point.
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
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.
German Model Bass Bow from retired bowmaker Horst Schicker. This bow is nimble and agile, spectacular in the spiccato due to its very hard bouncy stick. Slim pernambuco stick in octagon shape. Typical Schicker "Tourte" styling on the tip. Hand-made dark brown-black Ebony frog with MOP slide. Stamped "SHICKER". One owner who described this bow as fast and articulate.Please call for to arrange an In-Home In-Studio Trial of this really good bow. 800-246-2277.
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.
Frog:French style ebony frog, goldfish pearl slide fully lined, with silver ringed goldfish pearl eye.
Button:Silver barrel button, short length.
Wrap:Black leather over silver wire with silk decor.
Tip:Silver tip plate, no bone or ivory.
Specs: 134grams, 71cm overall length.
Comment:An Award Winning Bass Bow, First Prize at the Paris Exhibition 1999. Over the years, this Sartory copy has become the Gold Standard for a top-notch French Model bow.The tall head, the sharp comma, the fine nose, the deep camber, the ever so slightly petit length… I’m getting’ silly here.Please phone for a nice chat to determine if this is the bow you need to move to the next professional player’s level. 800-246-2277. Available for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.
Lovely older H.R. Pfretzschner bass bow, circa 1970. Typical Pfretzschner style ebony frog, slightly larger. Hallmark is clear. Bow is in excellent condition, with light brown leather, no wire. Octagon stick in lighter golden red color. Tip is perfect. Hurry, they don't last long in our shop. Toni Buffa