Ref :   0767

A snakewood
Baroque Violin Bow
 
German, 2013

 
Although this bow is made for the stylistic performance of Baroque music and can correctly be called a Baroque bow, it does retain some of the conventions of a modern bow inasmuch as having a modern adjuster mechanism, which simply is more reliable and easier to manage if the player also uses a modern bow for later music. However, that aside, this bow provides the essentials of a Baroque bow in look and 'feel' of execution, and most importantly, in sound.

The stick (and I believe the frog and adjuster button too) is made of snake wood - a very attractive and dense speckled wood that allows for a beautiful silky finish and which was one of the woods traditionally used by Baroque bow makers. The frog and button are less speckled. In conforming with Baroque bow conventions, this bow does not have a tip slide, nor a frog slide and ferule. It also lacks lapping and a thumbpad allowing the musician to grip directly on the shaft. The wood and finish are exceptionally attractive.

In shape and camber this bow should allow a violinist to produce a correct Baroque sound and execute the different techniques and playing styles associated with Baroque music.

Weight : 53.8 g

The Stick :
  Round, of snakewood. Hair length: 57 cm

The Nut :
  Plain light brown snakewood

Condition :
  New. Mint condition

Provenance :
  Owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : Withheld
 
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