Cello Bow made in Germany, circa 1920
This cello bow has now sold.
About Markneukirchen bowsThis bow was made in the Markneukirchen area of Germany, very close to the Czech border. The town was one of the main centres of German instrument making, producing a great many violins, violas, cellos and bows every year. The makers in the workshops were highly trained and very skilled: each person had their own part to play in the production of the instruments and bows.
About the bowThis cello bow was made in Markneukirchen around 1920. It is mounted in nickel and ebony.
The round stick is made of pernambuco and measures 711 mm in length. The bow weighs 77 grams.
How does it sound?This is a bow which really rewards flowing and graceful bowing. It is one of those bows which brings out much more sound with a long, light stroke than by trying to press: a great teaching tool for this technique!
ConditionThe bow is in good condition.