Viola Da Gamba Bow

Item# VDGB50P

  • SHAR Price: $99.00
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Pernambuco wood, stick length 72cm, playing length of hair 58cm, height of frog 2.7cm, weight 61g.
Pernambuco wood, stick length 72cm, playing length of hair 58cm, height of frog 2.7cm, weight 61g.

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Question By:
Will Wilkin
From Oxford, CT

Asked On: 06/07/2018

What is the hair material on this bow? What is the shape of the stick --convex like an archery bow or concave like modern bows (under tension, does the middle of the stick bow towards or away from the hair)? Is the frog clip-in or screw-adjustment? Is there anything specific that suits it to being a "viola da gamba" bow, such as it being a copy of a historic style or design?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Will! These are roughly based on a 1740 Swanbill bow stick that produces an outward camber under tension. It features a baroque era frog with no slide or ferrule. It’s an octagonal stick, with practical weight, length, and hair for Viola da Gamba playing. The hair is natural horse hair. I hope this helps!

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Question By:
Fernando Soto
From Union City, NJ

Asked On: 08/18/2016

Hi! Is it a BASS viola da gamba bow?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Fernando! Gamba bows of this style are typically similar in length and weight. Although there's no standard size, this bow might lean more towards a bass bow rather than tenor. Depending on your preference, this bow can be used with instruments of varying size. Hope this helps!

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