Günter Paulus learnt the craft from his father Johannes, opening his own studio in Markneukirchen in 1973. His bows are very firmly in the Markneukirchen tradition – crisp, solid well-built! They are graded according to the quality of the stick with a system of stars as used by various other MK makers.
This bow has 5 stars, and is further distinguished by chased siver mounts. The octagonal section stick is of darkish brown pernambuco, the head is a rather fine upright model with a slight hatchet shape.
This is quite a heavy bow but it’s far from a tank aerial – the wood has a great spring, it’s easy to control, and the weight is all in the right place. The sound is bold, bright and articulate with a hint of grit, great for livening up a slightly dull or recalcitrant violin.
Dimensions: length 74.3cm, weight 63.5 grams
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