Albert Nurnberger violin bow
Franz Albert Nurnberger (II) is considered to be one of Germany’s finest bow makers. His workshop in Markneukirchen produced models based on the work of Tourte, Voirin and Tubbs, but stamped with his own name. Many of his top bows have been used by leading concert soloists. This example has an octagonal, well-selected pernambuco stick. The original silver-mounted frog has been lost, but a newer frog, also silver-mounted, is a good fit for the stick, and the substitution allows this otherwise very valuable bow to be sold at a much lower price. At 58.1 grams, the bow is light and responsive in the hand, while drawing a warm sound.