A John Dodd style classical violin bow
Item code VNTB1
This bow is a copy of a John Dodd (1752-1839) style classical bow.
This bow has a round african blackwood stick and frog with blue silking on the grip. The internal screw and lining of the frog next to the stick are metal.
As is typical of this style bow the weight is distributed heavily towards the tip with a balance point of 310mm.
Although the bow is overall quite light at 60 grams, this is entirely because of the light frog used, the stick itself is relatively heavy.
The head design, swept in both directions, results in very strong upbows. Gone is the disparity of strength between upbows and downbows. The heavier head also contributes to the tip-heavy character of the bow.
The stick is relatively stiff and heavy compared to bows modeled on the earlier versions of this style such as those made by Wilhelm Cramer (1745–99).
The tone is focused, and fairly bright.Ask about this bow