Violin Bow made in Germany circa 1900

Violin Bow made in Germany circa 1900

About Markneukirchen violin bows

This violin 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.

The bow is stamped Martin Leipzig: this is most likely for the Ernst Martin shop.

About this violin bow

The bow weighs 58 grams and the mounts are of nickel and ebony. The round stick measures 729 mm in length.

How does it play?

This bow feels lighter in the hand than its actual weight. It's not an especially strong stick, instead it's agile and very useable.

Condition

The bow is in good condition.

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