MARK: Lothar Seifert (Silver Mounted, Master-Crafted Bass Bow)
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 with 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