Ref :   1041

A good violin bow stamped 'H&S', made by the firm of
W. E. Hill & Sons
 
London, circa 1950

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The excellent playing properties of this bow are immediately apparent to anyone who tries it. Although light, the stick is firm, stable and well-balanced and articulates superbly and with liveliness, making it a real pleasure to play with.

With the letter J stamped into both the shaft and the frog's underslide, it can be said with confidence that the frog is original to the bow, as is the silver adjuster button. However, it must be mentioned that a previous owner slightly modified the frog's chin area by lowering its height, evidently for personal comfort. This doesn't detract from playing with it and is hardly noticeable.

Furthermore, the ivory tip facing is not the original and appears to be more recent. However, this remains a very good bow deserving of a serious violinist.

Weight : 56.9 g

The Stick :
  Pernambuco

The Nut :
  Plain ebony

Mountings :
  Silver

Lapping :
  Silver lapping. Beige leather thumbpad.

Tip Slide :
  Ivory

Condition :
  This bow is in excellent condition, free from repairs or cracks. However, it would benefit from a new thumbpad as the current one is somewhat worn.

Provenance :
  This bow was formerly the principle bow of the important violin teacher, Max Herman (1900 - 1985).

Price : On request
 
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