SOLD – Vintage Unstamped French Double Bass Bow

Vintage Unstamped French Double Bass Bow

This bow is very old and most likely of German origin.  Some restoration work has been performed on it, but it is just too good a bow to ignore.

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Vintage Unstamped French Double Bass Bow

We restored a crack in the mortice under the frog and while this bow has been around a long time, it has been loved.  It features a large and hefty frog and might be a good in the hands of someone transitioning from German to French style grips.

Details of the Vintage Unstamped French Double Bass Bow:

  • Maker: Unknown
  • Style: French
  • Stick: Round
  • Frog/Button: Ebony with Parisian Eye
  • Slide: Mother of Pearl
  • Ferrule: Silver
  • Tip: Ivory
  • Measurements: Length of Hair- 22″, Length of Stick- 27 5/8″, Overall Length- 28.5″, Balance Point- 8 3/8″
  • Weight: 149.3 gms

As with all bows that contain any ivory in the frog or tip, we do not recommend you travel outside the country.  Ivory is a restricted resource.

Purchase Trials are available for a seven-day period on bows priced $1,500 and over. Exceptions for other bows can be made by special request, depending on location, etc. For more information regarding our Purchase Trials, please call us at+1 (860) 535-9399. Bows returned from Purchase Trial subject to a 10% processing fee.

Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.

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