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"Allegro" (J.S. Finkel) Nickel Mounted Violin Bow, Switzerland

High quality bow from the venerable J.S. Finkel atelier in Brienz, Switzerland. Handcrafted from high quality Pernambuco. Round stick with a nickel mount.

The bow has medium stiffness with a good bounce and an even draw from tip to frog.Suitable for the professional musician or advanced student.

The bow is in excellent condition and ready to play.


Weight: approximately 62 g
Length: approximately 74.2 cm
Stick: high grade Pernambuco; round shape, elegantly cut
Frog: Ebony mounted in German silver (nickel alloy); two-piece heel and mother-of-pearl slide.
Lapping: goatskin.
Winding: silver.
Tip: bone.
Button: three-part German silver button with mother-of-pearl eye.
Hair: premium white Mongolian horsehair.
Brand: "Allegro" and "Swiss Made"

J.S. Finkel Bows

Johannes Finkel is the fourth generation of the Finkel & Weidhaas bowmaking family. He was trained by his father Siegfried, who moved from Markneukirchen to Switzerland in 1952. His grandfather was Paul Weidhaas – who studied with Bausch and Fétique in Paris before opening his own workshop in Markneukirchen.

Johannes completed his apprenticeship and then worked for some years at J.&A. Beare, Hans Weisshaar in Los Angeles and William Moennig in Philadelphia. He returned home to Switzerland in 1975. Johannes took over his father’s the workshop in Schwanden/Brienz and now works with three other talented bowmakers: Werner Ernst, Marcus Fischer and J.M. Lüthi.

Finkel bows have gained recognition among musicians worldwide for their consistently superb quality. 


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Listed8 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • J.S. Finkel
  • Allegro
  • Brown Varnish
  • 2010s
Made In
  • Switzerland

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