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Dörfler Brazilwood Bass Bows $275

We now offer 3 new models of Dörfler Brazilwood bass bows, made in Germany: Two French style models and one German.  The two French style bows are exactly the same dimensions and specifications that we use on our Dorfler master (Egidius Dorfler bass bows).

How do they work and what's the difference between these Brazilwood bass bows and the nicer (more expensive) Pernambuco bows?  First, Brazilwood is very hard dense wood and very, very similar to Pernambuco.  The natural woods look slightly different in color when finished, but they are similar in density, weight, and similar in physical characteristics to bending, flexing etc... they make great bows and are affordable because the the wood is more plentiful and easier to harvest.

We offer two French bow models:  Both are octagonal, with one slightly shorter than the other.  Like the 'master bows' that we offer here, there are two lengths that we really like and while we say 'shorter' model, it is not a short bow!  For French bows, there are two common lengths that one often sees by the best makers:  One is 26 5/8" (67.5cm) and the other, 25 7/8" (66cm).  We measure from the very tip of the bow to the very end of the wooden shaft (not including the metal adjuster).  The tips (just the line width of the hair coming out of the tip) is approximately 15mm wide.  The average weight hovers are 136-138 gms.

As is the French tradition, we like the pearl eye inlay with surrounding ring.  The metal on these bows is "German" (nickel) silver, with rich Abalone pear dots and slides underneath. (Why not?!)

The Dörfler German model is the traditional and most favorite German model in the world still: HR Pfretschner with no pearl inlays or winding on the stick.  We never quite understood why some put "French" pearl eyes on German frogs!  Like the other more expensive German makers (Reid Hudson, Dolling or Dörfler), we like the plain, simple is elegant look.

The Dörfler Brazilwood upright bass bows are attractive, made very well and very affordable.   With balanced, well made bows and specs that are the proven models, some of these can easily fool the player as to the selling price.  Meaning the bows play pretty close to the nice pernambuco bows and very affordable.

Dörfler French Brazilwood Bass Bows: (Clicked any photo for larger, detailed image.) $275 + shipping

Here is the Dörfler, H.R. Pfretzchner German model bow. We copied these exactly like the originals: Elegantly rounded ebony frogs that fit in the the hand, in the plain (without a pearl dot or eye) and like the original Pfretzschner, no wrapping used on these bows either. Same tung-oil finish, with a long, ebony adjuster. $275 + shipping

 

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

 Bow Model

$275 plus $20 shipping is $295 total for shipping within USA.  

Dörfler French Bow (shorter model)  

  $295.00

Dörfler French Bow (longer model).  

$295.00

Dorfler, H.R. Pfretzchner German model  

 $295.00

 

For International customers delivering outside of USA:

 Bow Model $275 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 model)  

  $275.00

Dörfler French Bow (longer model).  

$275.00

Dorfler, H.R. Pfretzchner German model  

 $275.00

 

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 :