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Dörfler #21a Viola Bow. Germany

"“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”" -Ludwig van Beethoven



A beautiful professional level bow.

The Dörfler family have owned and operated their bow making workshops in Bubenreuth Germany for four generations. They make a wide range of bows, from student models through to their “Master Bow” series. 

  • Master Bow series
  • Grade A pernambuco wood stick. Aged for 30 years before carving
  • Octagonal
  • Ebony frog, split Sterling silver mounted, with trimmed slide, and Parisian eye
  • Three-part button with pearl eye and eight inlaid eyes
  • Sterling silver lapping
  • Leather thumb grip
  • Natrural unbleached Mongolian stallion hair

For demanding musicians of a superior level. Grade A pernambuco stick, stored, dried and aged impeccably for 30 years. Excellent elastomechanic qualities.  Fine details such as the fine, fully-lined ebony frog with a three-piece button with eight inlaid eyes make this bow a real jewel!  For the musician, a bow is as important as the instrument that they want to bring to life. The sound quality of a stringed instrument can only be achieved when both components fully harmonise.  Only selected pernambuco sticks are used for Dörfler Master Bows, which are crafted and manufactured with a master’s expertise. They are decorated with beautiful engravings and unique inlays, making every bow truly one of a kind!

Pernambuco wood octagonal stick- Draws a strong and detailed sound, and plays more easily.

The Dorfler Viola Bow No. 21A is known as one of the finest handmade German bows. This special model comes from the masterbow series and is made from the finest quality pernambuco stick. An octagonal stick bow, featuring a fine ebony frog with split heel plate, trimmed slide, parisian eye, three part button with eight inlaid eyes and metal blanc winding. 

The Dorfler workshop is best known for its high quality of standards, artistic intuition and perfection. This reputation was made from the work of Egidius Dörfler and for this reason the master bows are named after him. The bows carry such quality of sound, purity, strength and polish of tone.