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French Bows (Left Column)
Willian DiMarchi French bows
Extremely beautiful, entirely handmade - from French-trained Brazilian maker Willian DiMarchi. Dark and full sound, extremely powerful and articulate with orchestra strokes. Some have the maker's characteristic dark varnish, and some are natural in color. Some have an ornamented silk wrap, and some have silver wire. Our purchasing arrangement allows us to pass the bows along to you at a significant savings, so don't let the extremely reasonable prices make you think there's any reduction in quality.
Nickel-mounted: $1199 to $1599
Sterling mounted: $2499
Marcel Lapierre French bow
Warm, smooth and sophisticated sound. A very good example from this legendary maker, and in excellent condition. Very clean, and with a spectacular new rehair.
Z. Prochownik French bow
Zdzislaw Prochownik is a bassist in the Winnipeg Symphony and a longtime maker of great-playing, excellently-priced bows. We are very proud to represent his work! Each of his pernambuco bows is silver mounted. Weights range from 127 to 143 grams, and their character ranges from highly articulate to orchestral powerplant.
Hannings and Rubino French bow
A very nice example by the famous bow-making duo. Very good to excellent condition! Elegant rounded lower corners on the ferrule.
Schicker French bow with ivory & ebony frogs
This older, high-quality pernambuco Schicker bow was made with an ivory frog, which is now an issue due to international travel regulations, so a bowmaker friend of ours kinds supplied us with a SECOND FROG made of ebony. You, the buyer, now have the option to use either frog on your bow, and travel with impunity! See photos of bow with each of its frogs. Strong, stable stick; silver tip.
Chester "Chet" Olsen French bow
Chester "Chet" Olsen, 1982 French bow
Reid Hudson French bow
Very clean workmanship, very nice wood and outstanding playability. 27 1/2" (69.8cm) long.
German Bows (Right Column)
Gilles DuHaut German bow, brand new
It's not often you see a German bow by a French archetier, and even rarer do they come from the hands of one of the world's most notable living makers of bass bows, Gilles DuHaut. Perfect balance, unique design, highly articulate, this master bow was made on request specifically for QBC.
Jens Paulus German bow
Very nicely made and in excellent condition, this is a lovely, octagon-stick bow. Well balanced, with a smooth, warm sound. A great value for a bow of this quality.
Oskar Wuesthoff German bow
An unusual bow with extraordinarily high-quality wood, and in fantastic condition. Possibly made to order by this early 20th-century New York violinmaker, as the bow head is between a French and German bow size. 154g $1,199
Very fine German bow by Roger Zabinski
Just received: beautifully made, good-playing pernambuco German bow by Michigan bowmaker Roger Zabinski. We are very pleased to be representing this fine maker for the first time. Nicely figured wood, beautiful workmanship, elegant detailing. Ebony adjuster has a pear eye in the end.
79cm, 146g. $4,999
Zdzislaw Prochownik German bow
Extremely strong and responsive stick, extremely easy to control. Nicely flamed pernambuco. Very easy to produce a clear spiccato and to play as fast as you want to! Excellent control at the tip and very well-placed camber.
128g. new $2,000
Rick Reeve German bow
This powerhouse has an extremely strong stick, with a huge sound and stable feel.
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