Brazilwood Upright Bass Bows
These are the new Chinese 'brazilwood' bows, with good ebony frogs.
They are copies of some very famous bows: Two French style bows:
The model of a fine Francois Tourte bow and a copy
of a Charles Peccatte bow. The German bow model is
copied from the great German upright bass bow maker, H.R.
Pfretzschner. The 3 bows that we offer here sell for $130
each. They are all finished in the traditional tung-oil, with deluxe
English, whale-bone wrapping. (In the old days, this was real whale
bone, but today this wrapping is made from some other deluxe material,
though it is not plastic). All bows come with a high grade, course,
white, Mongolian horse hair. These are fabulous bows for any
bow under $400! These upright bows are custom made for us and to
our exact specifications. Don't confuse these bows with other cheap
wooden, lacquered sticks you see in other shops. They are not 'clunky'
imitations, but dead on copies that will often compete quite favorably
to the top notch, professional level bows. These bows are specially
made for the String Emporium. (Dealer inquires welcome.) We also
offer these very same 3 models in pernambuco (see them here).
The Francois Tourte model, French style upright bass
bow, is in the round style and is 67.5 cm. long. They average around
134-138 grams. The bow is made and finished in the traditional Tung-oil
with good, faux English whale-bone wrapping, with solid one-piece
silver adjusters. $130 The Charles Peccatte,
French style, upright bass bow is a slightly shorter than the R.H.
bow at around 66cm. These bows are special with their cross section,
elliptical shape. They average around the same weight of 134-137
grams. These bows too are wrapped in the faux whale-bone and have
solid one-piece silver adjusters. $130
These are the photos of the Tourte model, brazilwood, French upright
bass bow: (you can see the Peaccatte model on the pernambuco bows
page) Click on any of these photos for the full detailed image.
Here is the H.R. Pfretzchner bow. We copied these
exactly like the originals: Elegantly rounded ebony frogs that fit
in the the hand, in the plain (without a pearl dot or eye) and like
the original Pfretzschner, no wrapping used on these bows either.
Same tung-oil finish, with a long, ebony adjuster. $130