German 'Bausch' copy, silver-mounted violin bow
This silver-mounted bow is of a much higher standard than the many thousands of nickel-mounted German bows stamped “Bausch” that have been made for the student market. The stamp is so widespread because of the pre-eminence of bow maker Ludwig Christian August Bausch and his two sons. Although this bow’s head lacks the wide chamfers of most genuine Bausch bows, it has a pleasing, flowing elegance. The round stick, made of well-selected pernambuco, is very responsive, with excellent articulation at the tip and a clear but creamy sound.