Claude Thomassin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1905

£3,000

Claude Thomassin Violin Bow
This is a very fine German bow made in imitation of Claude Thomassin. It’s a great player, strong yet refined, and in excellent condition.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery …! This bow was undoubtedly made to pass muster as a genuine Thomassin – the rounded ferrule and the rather tall and slender head shape owe a good deal to the originals. However, the brand is wrong, and nothing is exactly where it should be.

Having said that, this is a great bow. The round stick is made from very fine figured pernambuco and the workmanship is first class. The condition is excellent – the only issue to report is a slight kink in the underslide on the audience side.

Playing qualities : a relatively stiff stick with great bounce, the tone clean and full, excellent volume, balanced slightly towards the head.

Mounts: silver/ebony

Dimensions: length 74.3cm, weight 60.1 grams

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Ref: sr212


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