Another great James Tubbs, this time a later model with a classic plain frog. The stick is strong and well balanced, and the condition is excellent.

The stick is of round section brown pernambuco with silver and ebony mounts.

Click here to read Martin’s article about James Tubbs

Good Tubbs bows are still a great buy for demanding professionals, and the presence of so many whippy sticks shouldn’t blind us to the fact that at his best Tubbs is unrivalled. Very few makers achieve this kind of volume and power without sacrificing purity and roundness of tone.

This is a quintessential Tubbs, supple yet powerful, the sound at once focused and creamy. Like many of his bows it’s quite long by modern standards, but don’t forget that about 4mm of that length is in the head with its very pronounced forward thrust. The balance is very good, and the bow works well on and off the string – staccato effects are easy to achieve.

A very nice example of a later period Tubbs!

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.