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 Egidius Dörfler, Bass bows

We offer both German and French style model bass bows, by Egidius Dörfler   The Dörfler family is in it's 4th generation tradition of fine, master bow making.  While they make and provide bows for several levels and price ranges, these are their special (best) "Egidius" with the 3 stars on the stamp (Ours actually have 4 stars).  The family now keeps the tradition alive by only stamping the hard special  pernambuco sticks, with the hand crafted ebony frogs, after their grandfather, Egidius. With the exception of the 'diamond' bow below, these are our exclusive special models: Sartory models with the wider tips and ferules desired by the top playing professionals and the shorter Tourte model.

Just arrived! We currently have in a new, large shipment of the Dörfler French and German bows.

With our special Egidius Dörfler bows, you won't find any gold or silly engraving. More often, 'simple' is more elegant.  We like the beautiful Abalone pearl and shell because it is more beautiful (and colorful) than the plain white pearl. We almost always have the silver ring around frog 'eye' as is the tradition for fine French model bass bows.

We like two models of French bows: A shorter and a longer model (see the dims below).  Which one to get?  It depends on the player's needs, the bass, and that particular bow.  You can always call and ask what's in and what's available.  We know and can tell you how each one plays.  With either model, you will not find either of these two French model bass bows with any other dealer, as these models are exclusive only to S.E.

The German model is easy:  It's simply the most famous German Pfretschner model that every serious symphony (German bow) player uses in some shape or form.  While we have gone to very special and great pains to get our French models exactly how we like them, the German models were simple to get:  On these, we don't 'do' pearl eyes (!) but keep the frog simple and plain (just like Pfretschner did!!), but the balance and playability of these German Egidius bows are phenomenal. 

Egidius Dorfler French Bass Bows:

1) The French, 'Peccatte' model is the shortest (and Steve's favorite!) While it is not considered too short, (it is a very normal length), it is a nice, strong stick.  Very powerful throughout (A great spicatto bow!) Octagonal shaped,  a solid sterling silver adjuster,  the frog has pearl inlay dots with the fine silver ring around it on each side.  The length from tip to end of wood (not including adjuster) is 25 15/16", the hair length is around 21 1/2.  These are very balanced and weigh between 134-138 grams.  Not too heavy, not too light!  (No mistake on this weight....it was one of our requirements!)  By far, one of the most beautiful sticks anywhere.  The Abalone pearl underslide looks as if there is a light inside the frog as it looks very bright.  A stunningly beautiful bow.  Again, most of the Egidius Dörfler bows are made with our specific requirements. Feel free to email us.

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*Egidius Dorfler*** French Bass Bow

*Egidius Dorfler*** French Bass Bow

2) French bow, (Also *Egidius*** 4 star) is very similar to #1.  This one though is a bit longer, Sartory model.  Also octagonal, with similar look and fittings.  It measures 26 1/2" from tip of bow to end of stick (not including silver adjuster.)  The hair length is 21 3/4".  It weighs 134-138 gms. $1,750.

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  *Egidius Dorfler*** French Bass Bow

3) Egidius Dörfler French style bow with recessed cubic zirconia diamond.  Usually, we prefer to stick with the  traditional looking bass bows: either plain ebony frogs, or with the pearl eye inlayed (like the bows show above), but this one while very plain, has an elegantly inlayed zirconian ('faux' diamond) inlay.  Drawn to it's "surface" beauty, we were blown away how this one played on the bass.  We had to have it!!!  The full length of the bow from (without adjuster) is 27 1/16", the playing length is 21 3/4" and weighs 138 gms.  $1,450.  Only one left.

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  *Egidius Dorfler*** French Bass Bow

 Egidius Dörfler German bows are a standard Pfretschner model.  The average weight on their German bows is around 133-138grams (with an occasional one under or over.)   The total length, not including the ebony adjuster, is 27 1/2" and the playing length is 21 5/8".  The width of the hair (at frog) or the ferrule as it is called, is 3/4" wide.  These German bows are a big tradition of making (Pfretschner) and they incredibly well on the bass.  Very well balanced.  The spiccato on these can be long or short, and equally powerful.

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  *Egidius Dorfler*** German Bass Bow

 

Order an Egidius Dörfler French or German bow.  This section is for those that will deliver in the USA.  For international customers, please see 2nd order chart below.

 Bow Model $1,750 plus $50 shipping is $1,800 total for shipping within USA.  
Egidius Dörfler French Bow (shorter 'Peccatte' model)  

  $1,800

Dörfler French Bow (longer 'Sartory' model).  

$1,800

Dorfler, H.R. Pfretzchner German model  

 $1,800

 

For International customers delivering outside of USA:

 Bow Model $1,750 plus shipping 

International customers outside of USA, we ship everywhere.  You can simply select your item and the shopping cart will say how much shipping is for your destination.

Dörfler French Bow (shorter 'Peccatte' model)  

$1,750

Dörfler French Bow (longer 'Sartory' model).  

$1,750

Dorfler, H.R. Pfretzchner German model  

 $1,750

 

Special packages only available with bow purchases: 

We offer THREE special packaged deals when buying a new bow from us!  You can select a combination of bow case and rosin, a Kolstein bow quiver and rosin or a combination of all three: quiver, bow case and rosin. 

Read about our special bow accessory packages here.

 
 Bow Packaged Deal Price
1. String Emporium Deluxe Bow Case and Rosin, $55
$55.00
Bow Case Model :
Bow Case Color :
Rosin :
 
2. Kolstein Bow Quiver and Rosin, $35 $35.00
Bow Quiver Color :
Rosin :

3. S.E. Deluxe Bow Case, Kolstein Quiver and Rosin (saves $54)
$80.00

Bow Case Model :
Bow Case Color :
Rosin :
Bow Quiver Color :

Customers can also just try the Dörfler bows or a combination of makers offered here.  We ship these out for trial.  It's best to call and tell us about the kinds of playing, the bass (to match with) etc... so that we can really send you the right kind of bows that you will be most happy with.