An Exceptional But Repaired Cello Bow by Gustav Prager
Gustav A. Prager (1866-1953)
Recently restored and finished with a silver tinsel on silk lapping and lamb skin thumb grip, and a new ivory tip facing, this Gustav Prager Cello bow represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a fine tool at a remarkable discount. Whereas Prager bows of the 1930’s are noted for their elegance and regularly retail at $5,000, this offering has had an expertly done cheek repair to the player side of the head. As such, it is offered for merely $1,500. Featuring sterling silver on ebony fittings and premium quality pernambuco, this stick behaves as one only hopes from the highest echelon of German bow making traditions. It is strong, yet flexible and highly responsible, nimble, if not sprightly, and consistent through the stick, with even spiccato, and tracking through the full gamut of articulations. Balanced at 77.8 grams.