A Gorgeous Tourte Bow

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I love this bow. I think it is the one in the book “Les Archets “ Volume 1 side 105 Nr. 12 without frog. I understand that they didn’t show the frog because it seems to be of a later period. In fact, the frog doesn’t fit very well on the stick, which probably means […]

Andreas Engleder

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This is a very beautiful German cello bow. It’s not mine; I have it for sale for 25,000 euros. That’s a lot of money for a German bow, but this one is in top condition. And, there are not so many old German bows of this quality around. Engleder was a very well known violinmaker […]

An experiment with different wood

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Pernambuco is becoming rare, especially the beautiful, dense and dark kind they had in the old days. Everybody is looking for substitutes. Sometimes Ironwood makes good bows. I have also tried Snake wood and Bania Swarzia. They can give good results, but the bows are different from Pernambuco bows. Lately, I found a new wood […]