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For Sale Reduced: Two German Bows, Made in Germany.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bows' started by Steve Boisen, Nov 30, 2017.


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  1. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Price:
    200
    Location:
    Florida
    Style:
    German
    I am selling two vintage German-style double bass bows. Both are made in Germany and have brazilwood sticks and ebony frogs. Both bows are straight and in good used condition.

    Bow # 1 is stamped "Keller" and "Germany" and the stick has a reddish finish with a simple leather wrap. The ebony frog has a pearl dot & slide and a nickel ferrule. The screw is black plastic. It has a full hank of hair although it is older. I don't have an exact weight but it is fairly light.

    Bow # 2 has a comfortable "Viennese" shaped ebony frog with a mother-of-pearl slide, nickel ferrule and no dot. The stick has a brown finish and a leatherette & imitation whalebone wrap. The screw is ebony with a pearl dot. The markings have worn off from years of use, but the word "Germany" is still visible. This bow was re-haired by Violin Shop Tampa within the last year. I don't have an exact weight but it is heavier than bow # 1.

    I'm asking $200 shipped each. I may consider a discount if someone wants to buy both bows. No international shipping.

    - Steve
     

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  2. MacKraw

    MacKraw Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2017
    Interested! PM
     
  3. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    PM's replied to.

    - Steve
     
  4. BrahmsBeard

    BrahmsBeard

    Mar 23, 2018
    Interested if still for sale. Just pm'd
     
  5. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I've had a few inquiries about these bows.
    • I'm willing to send one or both on trial, but the buyers pays the shipping costs if they are returned
    • I'm not willing to ship them outside the US
    I don't see too many European made bows in this price range. I think these are a good bargain.

    - Steve
     
  6. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Your first second choice™ Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Price dropped to $200 each.

    At this price, you're typically looking at a Chinese student-grade bow. Will consider trading one of these bows for a new set of Spircore Weichs.

    - Steve
     
  7. Chuckr

    Chuckr

    Dec 18, 2011
    Hi Steve, I'm in the market for a bow. I'd consider buying both if you would consider a discount for two.
    Thanks
    Chuck
     

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