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For Sale: Claude Marchand French Pernambuco Bow

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Russell Bergum, Mar 16, 2013.


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  1. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    For Sale: Claude Marchand Pernambuco French bow

    $1500 shipped.

    Great balance, pulls a full tone. Previously owned by Matt Frischman and used in the Minnesota Orchestra.

    Weight: 140g (142 with rubber grip)
    Length: 68.5 cm
    Hair length: 55 cm

    Comes with a hard case.

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  2. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    Bow was also previously used for a successful audition with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (not by me).
     
  3. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    How about a trial?
     
  4. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    And who is/was Claude Marchand?
     
  5. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    I don't know if there is a real person with that name or not. These bows are from the Thomas and George Martin bass company in England, who contracts out to "a leading bowmaker" to make them under the Claude Marchand name. They sell for $1800 from Martin.

    http://www.thomasmartin.co.uk/instrumentsforsale/bows-for-sale

    Yes, audition is fine. Since I don't have the ability to take a credit card number to secure the bow when it's on audition, what I've done in the past (both when buying and selling bows) is ask for payment up front for the bow with Paypal, and if you don't want it after a week trial, return it and I refund the full amount through Paypal. You are responsible for return shipping.
     
  6. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Just want to chime in that I own a Marchand French bow and find it to be a very good bow & a great value.
     
  7. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    I agree. Very articulate and great balance.
     
  8. etsob

    etsob Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist, REMIC Microphones
    I will second that. I played a number of Marchards at the '11 ISB convention in San Francisco, and felt that they were very near to, if not on par with, my Reid Hudson, and at less than half the price!
     
  9. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    I'm interested-
    Where are you located?
     
  10. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Never mind-- I see where you are-- I'd like a trial, but not til the middle of the month-- I could send you a check and save you PayPal fee- not in a hurry ,either way.
     
  11. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    Bow is still available.
     
  12. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    Price Drop

    $1400.
     
  13. Springsteen

    Springsteen

    Jun 2, 2013
    Is your bow still available for sale? Thank you.
     
  14. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    Bow is out on trial.
     
  15. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Rochester, MN
    SOLD!

    Sold for $1400.
     

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