Dorfler No.6. A 'proper' violin bow suitable for young students. Correctly made in a leading German workshop.
3 generations of bowmakers have established the Dorfler bow as one Germany's best known names for quality, value and craftsmanship. Bows for beginners to advanced student and proficient amateurs.
Excellent value bows from one of Germany's leading workshops. 1/8-full size. 1/8 size bow is branded Eric Steiner.
Unless stated otherwise all our bows are supplied with a starter coat of premium quality William Salchow rosin. Good, fresh rosin is essential to obtain the best performance from any bow.
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful
Pros: Delighted with this 3/4 size bow. Bought for my 11 year old. The price was good. The weight of the bow is perfect. She loves to play her violin with it.
Cons: The black tape needs to be stuck, that could be because she uses it so much.
Other: I would definately recommend this bow for students. It came very fast in the post, well wrapped. She is delighted with it.
2 out of 6 found the following review helpful
Pros: The bow arrived in good time and was robustly packaged. The level of workmanship appears to be of a good standard for the price point.
Cons: The "noise", I hesitate to say "sound", made by the bow. My hope was that it would sound at least as well as my stock bow.
Other: I have a Stentor II violin and bought the Dorfler as a "backup" bow. As one does I used both bows, back to back on open strings as a comparison (same rosin): the Dorfler is very scratchy, has a poor, thin, metallic tone in comparison to the original bow. I think I would stick to the original until down to its last 5 strings before reaching for the back-up Dorfler. Disappointing for £81.60.