Nickel Mounted Violin Bow by Otto Durrschmidt, Germany

By Durrschmidt

from £321.60 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Round stick
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Octagonal stick
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The firm of Otto Durrschmidt was established in Markneukirchen in 1894 and members of the family still work in the workshop today. Bows for keen students onward.

Quality student bow in selected pernambuco. Made in the finest tradition of German workshops, recommended for progressing students and keen amateur players.

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Weight given is for a typical 4/4 example and is for guidance only. Please contact us if you require the exact weight of a particular bow.


  • Round stick in selected pernambuco
  • Fully mounted frog in selected ebony with nickel silver mounts and Parisian eye
  • 3 part adjuster
  • Nickel silver wire lapping with real leather thumbgrip.
  • Brand: Otto Durrschmidt
  • Made in Germany
  • Weight: 61 grams

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
11/03/2019 16:20
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great bow for a fiddler on a budget.

Pros: Good balance, feels comfortable to hold, it is agile, and above all, I can pull a powerful tone from my fiddles with it, no matter what strings I'm using (gut, synthetic, metal) Excellent price for a bow of this quality, and when you consider the VAT within the price, it becomes even more remarkable!

Cons: Can't think of any negatives at all.

Other: Great service from The String Zone as always.

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16/07/2018 18:23
PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Fabulous bow
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Pros: I have had a Durrschmidt for about 35 years and I have loved having it. I saw that String Zone were selling them so bought myself a new Octagonal stick version. I love how they handle and the weight is right for me.

Cons: None

Other: Excellent service from String Zone as usual. The bow was well packaged and arrived very quickly.

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19/03/2015 13:56
Paignton, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

A really lovely bow.
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Pros: Very comfortable to hold - good bow grip. A nicely 'balanced' bow. A real pleasure to own.

Cons: No dislikes

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