Violin Bow: Baroque, A. Dipper, Stradivari Model
Two examples of the bows of from the Stradivari period (1680-1740) are known and they both have screw mechanisms for their adjustment, dating them after circa 1710. Andrew Dipper make his Stradivari pattern bows according to the characteristics of the extant examples. The sticks are longer at 68cm than usual for the period 1720-40 and the heads are higher. Stradivari bows are made from snakewood and are fine and agile in design and dimensions. They can be cannulated as in early examples or can be simple round sticks. They generally weigh between 52-56 grams. There is a reasonable possibility that the development of the violin bow away from the short and stiff Corelli bow took place in Cremona in the period 1720-30 and was engendered by the influence and performance requirements of the two virtuosos Tartini & Gasparo Visconti.
Violin Bow: Baroque, A. Dipper, Stradivari Model – DVB259 (price $3,200)