W A Pfretzschner Gold-Mounted Violin Bow
Wilhelm August Pfretzschner (1871 - 1939)
Although W. A.Pfretzschner produced a relatively small output compared to other members of the Pfretzschner family, his eye for beauty and meticulous craftmanship is evident with all his bows.
The Pfretzschner style has its roots seeded in the French bow making tradition, and Wilhelm's bows reflect this, having the perfect mix of suppleness and lightness combined with suitable strength for fine bow control. This plasticity allows the player to pull the sound from the instrument, rather than forcefully pushing it out, lending a clear and pure tone.
The fine workmanship is evident in the soft octagonal pernambuco stick, which is a darkish colour. The ebony frog is gloriously adorned with gold mountings, both on the ferrule and end of the screw. There is no eye, however the maker's characteristic coat of arms is stamped clearly on one side.
The bow is accompanied by a certificate of authentication.
Please note there has been a prefessional repair to the region adjacent to the tip of the bow. It does not impact on the playability of this superb bow.
Weight: 57 g
Stick: Octoganol Pernambuco
Nut: Plain ebony (no eye) with maker's crest
Excellent Playing Condition. Recent rehair.
Small repair to stick of bow, adjacent to the tip, but not the tip itself!.