Another very fine Sartory cello bow, this one from the mid-1930s – at this time Sartory’s success was unrivalled and his workshop was producing bows of consistently high quality.

Eugene Sartory had a long and unrivalled career as a bowmaker, largely due to his understanding of the needs of musicians. His bows, particularly in the later period, are always made of the right wood for a player, and they are correct in terms of weight and balance. Add into the mix great craftsmanship and a highly developed aesthetic sense, and it’s easy to see why he has become a household name among musicians. You just can’t go wrong with a Sartory!

This example from the mid 1930s is very typical. The stick is of beautifully flamed dense pernambuco, round section and a deep orange-brown. Mounts are silver and ebony.

The bow is in excellent condition with very few signs of use – a tiny amount of wear to the player’s side of the thumb projection but otherwise very crisp. There is a small crack repair to the audience side of the frog – I would show a photo but it’s almost invisible.

A strong and dense stick giving a lot of power for its weight – just a classic Sartory.

Contact us

We offer a personal service to all our customers, and are happy to chat on the phone or by email.

We have violin dealer insurance for sending instruments internationally and all purchases from the website are covered by a 14 day return policy.

Subscribe to our mailing list

We never pass information to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any time.