Baroque-style, over/underhand pernambuco bows
Our commission from one of our favorite Brazilian makers, these bows are some of the first in our efforts to make well-designed, well-made period bows accessible to more players. Remarkably great-playing bows produce an ample sound and simplify producing the appropriate articulation for baroque and earlier music. Playable overhand, underhand or with gamba hold. Pernambuco, with ebony frogs.
We receive new ones at wide intervals - sometimes more than a year - and they sell IMMEDIATELY - don't miss this opportunity!.
FAQ: These bows are really light!
A: Yes, they are! Baroque bass bows are light! They play beautifully, appropriately, and pull a big, ringing, resonant sound when the player makes use of the advantages of their design. What they are not designed to do is post-baroque-era techniques such as heavy spiccato, which is fine, because it won't appear in the literature for which you'll be playing this bow.
Q: This doesn't look like a German frog. I don't see how it can be played underhand.
A: They play beautifully underhand. Just try it.
Q: Do I have to have a baroque bow to play baroque music?
A: No. You can use pliers sometimes when you need a crescent wrench, but using the implement designed for the job works better. Making and using modern copies of original equipment is experimental archaeology, offering a window into the past to discover how this music sounds and feels.
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