Alfred Knoll Dodd Pernambuco Cello Bow
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This cello bow was made in the Knoll workshop in 2019. The Knoll workshop was established in 1932 with Alfred Knoll (1909-1980). Alfred’s son Harmut was born in 1937 and he successfully completed his master’s craftsman exam in 1965. In 1968 Harmut had a son Gerald & in 1977 Harmut took over the Knoll workshop. Gerald took his master’s craftsman exam in 1998 & in 2003 he took over the workshop. The Knoll workshop produce a large range of bows from an advanced student standard to that of a professional soloist.
This cello bow is stamped ‘ALFRED KNOLL’ & is made from fine quality pernambucco. The stick has been rounded & has silver French style lapping. This bow is nickel-silver mounted & has an ebony frog. It has a silver ferrule & button. This bow is based on a ‘Dodd’ model.
This cello bow has a strong stick and a resonant sound. It has a good level of control that can handle both heavy & lighter styles of playing. This bow would be suitable for early-tertiary study and the advancing musician.