Here’s a great and very affordable Sartory violin bow with a replacement adjuster – it’s a typically robust player and in excellent condition.
There’s no denying the appeal of Sartorys – we just have to be grateful that he made so many! This is a very typical mid-period Sartory, made at the height of his popularity and during his most prolific period.
The stick is of round section mid-brown pernambuco with a subtle figure – mounts are silver and ebony. The adjuster is a replacement but of the period, most likely from a Hill bow.
The condition is very good – there’s some minor wear to the thumb projection also a tiny crack in the same place, and there are a few small scratches to the stick.
What can I say? It’s a Sartory! These middle-period bows are always good, and utterly reliable. They are best suited to power players who just want MORE …!
The stick is strong, the sound is big, loud and crunchy, and the slight tip-heaviness so characteristic of Sartory gives an additional feeling of heft.
Sartorys are becoming alarmingly expensive as they are so much in demand with the Asian market. Buying an example such as this with a replacement adjuster is a good way to get one at an almost reasonable price.