Bernd Dölling bow with silver furniture, material: pole best stored for many years, selected very good pernambuco wood, oiled or lacquered, edged Silberdrahtbewicklung ebony frog with silver push simple eye, mother of pearl, silver legs Stamped: Bernd Dölling three stars Dölling - bows are master bows In the Wernitzgrüner workshop arise from Pernambuco wood violin, viola, cello and bass bows of the highest quality in traditional handwork. Here, Bernd and Michael Dölling are oriented to the well-known French masters such as Tourte, Voirin and Sartory, but also to the famous German bow makers Knopf and Bausch. Baroque arches are an additional model variant, which are usually made of snake wood. Architects Bernd and Michael Dölling like to face the individual wishes of their customers when building a bow. The different equipment options of a bow allow different materials for the frog, special types of metal and / or leather winding and the choice between silver and gold garnish. In contrast to other workshops, in which succeeding generations continue to sign under the name of the founder, Bernd and Michael Dölling stamp - despite a common workshop - with their own name. The artisanal production of bow forms has a 200-year tradition in the Upper Vogtland. After working in violin making for a long time, the Dölling family has been responsible for the reputation of Vogtland bow making for more than 100 years and now over four generations. In 1898 Otto Dölling (1878 - 1966) became self-employed as a bowyer. Two of his sons, Kurt Dölling (1902-1952) and Heinz Dölling (1913-2001) received their training as architects in his workshop. Heinz Dölling passed his master's examination in 1947 and opened his own workshop in Wernitzgrün near Markneukirchen. In 1965 he moved his workshop to neighboring Erlbach. Bernd Dölling (born 1942), the son of Heinz Dölling, passed his master's examination in 1972 and worked until 1985 with his father in his Erlbach workshop. After that, Bernd Dölling founded his own workshop in Wernitzgrün, under the address Hofgarten 13. Here also his son Michael (born 1968) received his education. Michael Dölling passed the master examination in bow making in 1992. Bogenbau Dölling - References Internationally recognized artists, u. a. David Oistrach (Russia), Yehudi Menuhin (USA), Ruggiero Ricci (USA) and the Finnish cellist Erkko Rautio play and played bows by Heinz Dölling. The solo cellist of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Rafael Figueroa and his deputy Dorothea Noack, recently acquired cello bows from the Dölling workshop. A long-standing friendship linked Bernd Dölling with the Vienna bassist Ludwig Streicher. We usually have a small selection of bows in all price ranges in stock, but we ask you to inquire beforehand the desired model. The preparation of the instrument is about 2-3 months.