Advanced silver mounted pernambuco violin or cello bow 4/4 only
This is a nice bow in genuine pernambuco.
This particular maker is like a breath of fresh air. it is completely normal for Chinese makers to tell you what they think you want to hear. This one doesn't. The lady I deal with told me not to bother buying their cheaper advanced pernambuco bow which is three times the price, because I wouldn't tell the difference between that and the Chinese pernambuco bow. What did she mean? Well, pernambuco is in very short supply and so is expensive. But in China there are trees which are equally well suited to bow making and these trees are the ones used in the making of Chinese pernambuco bows. Or at least the lower priced ones. Think about it: No-one is going to sell for less than the cost of the raw materials and those you can research for yourself easily enough. But this bow is real pernambuco!
I have no idea how you tell the difference, this maker has been honest with me and to me that is worth a lot. If I can't tell the difference, neither will you - occasionally bows from China get mixed up in my bow box and I find myself with no way to be sure which one came from where (so it gets sold at the lowest possible price). But I think it is probably safe to say that the great majority of bows from China sold through the wholesaler route will be of Chinese pernambuco until you get well up through the price range - wholesalers make far larger margins than retailers (that isn't a complaint, they are the ones who do the work and hold the stock and that all costs). This one isn't, it's pernambuco!
There is only one of these because this was a sample order. I will be ordering more in the future.