This is a lovely French viola bow of the Ouchard/Cuniot-Hury type, made in Mirecourt around 1930. Quite light in weight but packing a punch, this is a very versatile bow which draws a full and elegant sound.
The stick is of round section orange brown pernambuco with a marked flame, mounts are nickel silver and ebony. The bow is in excellent condition with very little wear.
Although it doesn’t have a name to go with it, this is a very well made French bow that plays like something significantly more expensive. The sound is clear but strong, the stick is very controllable on and off the string, and the balance is excellent. A good firm stick with a lively spring, it’s hard to fault this bow, especially at the price.
An ideal choice for a player looking for a lighter bow without sacrificing power.
Dimensions: length 74.8cm, weight 66.7 grams
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