Violin Bow by Richard Grünke, Bubenreuth
This violin bow has now sold.
About Richard GrünkeRichard Grünke was born in Poland and learnt his craft with the German maker Edwin Herrmann. He then worked for a number of different makers including H.R. Pfretzschner before setting up his own workshop, later joined by his two sons. He is now known as one of the most important German bow makers of the twentieth century as makers are defined by the country in which they work as opposed to their country of origin.
About the bowBeing gold mounted, this is one of the finer bows of Grünke´s output: this material was reserved for the very best pernambuco. The bow weighs 63 grams and the mounts are of rose gold and ebony. The stick is octagonal in cross section and measures 729 mm.
How does it play?This is a strong, gutsy stick: perhaps not the ideal choice for a shy player but a fantastic tool for someone who wants more power.
ConditionThe bow is in completely mint condition. It is stamped Richard Grünke above the frog on the player side and the frog bears his brand.