Older Pernambuco Bass Bows from well-known bowmakers are always exciting to find. Some of these bows come to Lemur as trade-ins, some are from players who are retiring, and some are from collectors who just like to trade.
This bow selection revolves constantly, so take a look now ... you never know what gem of a bass bow is waiting just for you.We also keep a wish list, so let us know if you are looking for a specific maker.
Please call 800-246-2277 for more specific information about Vintage & Used Bass Bows.Mrs. Lemur (Toni Buffa) will be dee-lighted to assist you.
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
This French model bow has a truly great pernambuco stick. It's firm and flawless - great in the spiccato. It's a soloists dream come true. Interesting detail on the frog mortice so you have loads of tightening room on the frog. We found it very playable for a variety of players. Handmade silver/ebony button, silver linings, single pearl eye. Beautiful workmanship. Medium dark brown octagon stick. Red-brown and salt hair. Just nice in every way, this bow. (I really was amazed when we played it. It was like getting a surprise birthday party or something.Just being giddy, Mrs. Lemur)Call for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial.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.
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 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.
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.