Egidius Dörfler, Bass bows
We offer both German and French style model bass bows, by
The Dörfler family is in it's 4th
generation tradition of fine, master bow making. While they
make and provide bows for several levels and price ranges, these are
their special (best) "Egidius" with the 3 stars on the stamp
(Ours actually have 4 stars). The family now keeps the
tradition alive by only stamping the hard special pernambuco
sticks, with the hand crafted ebony frogs, after their grandfather,
Egidius. With the exception of the 'diamond' bow below, these
are our exclusive special models: Sartory models with the wider tips
and ferules desired by the top playing professionals and the shorter
We currently have in a new, large shipment of the Dörfler
French and German bows.
With our special Egidius Dörfler bows, you won't find any gold or
silly engraving. More often, 'simple' is more elegant. We like
the beautiful Abalone pearl and shell because it is more beautiful
(and colorful) than the plain white pearl. We almost always have the
silver ring around frog 'eye' as is the tradition for fine French
model bass bows.
We like two models of French bows: A shorter and a longer
model (see the dims below). Which one to get? It
depends on the player's needs, the bass, and that particular bow.
You can always call and ask what's in and what's available. We
know and can tell you how each one plays. With either model,
you will not find either of these two French model bass bows with
any other dealer, as these models are exclusive only to S.E.
The German model is easy: It's simply the most
famous German Pfretschner model that every serious symphony (German
bow) player uses in some shape or form. While we have gone to
very special and great pains to get our French models exactly how we
like them, the German models were simple to get: On these, we
don't 'do' pearl eyes (!) but keep the frog simple and plain (just
like Pfretschner did!!), but the balance and playability of these
German Egidius bows are phenomenal.
Egidius Dorfler French Bass Bows:
1) The French, 'Peccatte' model is the shortest (and Steve's
favorite!) While it is not considered too short, (it is a very
normal length), it is a nice, strong stick. Very powerful
throughout (A great spicatto bow!) Octagonal shaped, a solid
sterling silver adjuster, the frog has pearl inlay dots with
the fine silver ring around it on each side. The length from
tip to end of wood (not including adjuster) is 25 15/16", the hair
length is around 21 1/2. These are very balanced and weigh
between 134-138 grams. Not too heavy, not too light! (No
mistake on this weight....it was one of our requirements!) By
far, one of the most beautiful sticks anywhere. The Abalone
pearl underslide looks as if there is a light inside the frog as it
looks very bright. A stunningly beautiful bow. Again,
most of the Egidius Dörfler bows are made with our specific
requirements. Feel free to
2) French bow, (Also *Egidius*** 4 star) is very similar to #1.
This one though is a bit longer, Sartory model. Also
octagonal, with similar look and fittings. It measures 26 1/2"
from tip of bow to end of stick (not including silver adjuster.)
The hair length is 21 3/4". It weighs 134-138 gms. $1,750.
3) Egidius Dörfler French style bow with recessed cubic
zirconia diamond. Usually, we prefer to stick with the
traditional looking bass bows: either plain ebony frogs, or with the
pearl eye inlayed (like the bows show above), but this one while
very plain, has an elegantly inlayed zirconian ('faux' diamond)
inlay. Drawn to it's "surface" beauty, we were blown away how
this one played on the bass. We had to have it!!! The
full length of the bow from (without adjuster) is 27 1/16", the
playing length is 21 3/4" and weighs 138 gms. $1,450.
Only one left.
Egidius Dörfler German bows are a standard Pfretschner
model. The average weight on their German bows is around
133-138grams (with an occasional one under or over.) The
total length, not including the ebony adjuster, is 27 1/2" and the
playing length is 21 5/8". The width of the hair (at frog) or
the ferrule as it is called, is 3/4" wide. These German bows
are a big tradition of making (Pfretschner) and they incredibly well
on the bass. Very well balanced. The spiccato on these
can be long or short, and equally powerful.
Order an Egidius Dörfler
French or German bow. This section is for those that will
deliver in the USA. For international customers, please see
2nd order chart below.
$1,750 plus $50 shipping is $1,800 total for shipping
Egidius Dörfler French Bow (shorter 'Peccatte'
Dörfler French Bow (longer 'Sartory' model).
Dorfler, H.R. Pfretzchner
For International customers delivering outside of
$1,750 plus shipping
International customers outside
of USA, we ship everywhere. You can simply
select your item and the shopping cart will say how
much shipping is for your destination.
Dörfler French Bow (shorter 'Peccatte' model)
Dörfler French Bow (longer 'Sartory' model).
Dorfler, H.R. Pfretzchner German
packages only available with bow purchases:
We offer THREE special packaged deals when buying a new bow from
us! You can select a combination of bow case and rosin, a
Kolstein bow quiver and rosin or a combination of all three: quiver,
bow case and rosin.
Read about our special
bow accessory packages here.
1. String Emporium Deluxe Bow Case and Rosin, $55
2. Kolstein Bow Quiver and Rosin, $35
3. S.E. Deluxe Bow Case, Kolstein Quiver and Rosin
Customers can also just try the Dörfler bows or a
combination of makers offered here. We ship these out for
trial. It's best to call and tell us about the kinds of
playing, the bass (to match with) etc... so that we can really send
you the right kind of bows that you will be most happy with.