Pernambuco Upright Bass Bows
Like our very own brazilwood upright bass bows, we now offer the
very same models in pernambuco wood. This is the wood that
only the best and finest bows are made from. Pernambuco is
the ultimate material for bows because they are extremely dense
yet still pliable. The quality, workmanship and playability
of our pernambuco bass bows is unrivaled. While the materials
make the bows more expensive, they compare to bows that are much
higher in price (looking in the $1,500-2,500 range). ** Special
note for all of our pernambuco bows here: Call us and tell
us more about what bass you play, strings and what your goals are
with the bow. That can make a real difference in which bow
we choose for you! Email us here.
Price any pernambuco bow here $950. (Includes bow case and
choice of rosin)
French upright bass bows:
The Francois Tourte model, French style, perambuco
upright bass bow, is in the round style and is 67.5 cm. long. They
average around 130 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 (some come with 3 piece sliver-ebony-silver
buttons). $950. Again,
price includes a fiberglass bow case and choice of rosin. (for rosin
choices, see the Upright Bass Bows
page again.) Also, on the Tourte model here, notice the "squareness"
of the frog whereas the Peaccatte has a more rounded style.
Click on any image here for a larger,
more detailed image.
The Charles Peccatte, French style, pernumbuco
upright bass bow is a slightly shorter than the Tourte bow at around
66cm. These bows are special with their cross section, elliptical
shape and are probably our most popular model French upright bass
bow. They average around the same weight of about 130 grams.
$950. The Peccatte model shown here has a more rounded
frog and a beautiful curly grain.
German upright bass bows:
Here is the H.R. Pfretzchner pernambuco
German style bow upright bass bow. We copied these exactly
like the originals: Elegantly rounded ebony frogs that fit in the
the hand, purposely done 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
Click on the image to see the larger, more detailed view (super
nice grain on this one too!)