Maker: James Tubbs Circa. 1880
Description: a good 2nd period bow by James Tubbs. Strong dark pernambuco stick masculine head and fittings.
Mounts: Silver and ebony, typical long one-piece adjuster.
Playing Qualities: I found you had to play this bow for a while to get to know its strengths and weaknesses. It’s not a whippy Tubbs but does have a supple quality to it. It’s ideal for a player that likes to draw rather than force the sound out of the violin. Especially good control at the tip. .
Weight: 57 grams
Lapping (wrap): Old Whalebone (Baleen) and leather.
Balance Point: 269 mm
Condition: one crack to frog thumb projection. Pearl slide and eyes worn (all awaiting workshop repair).
Supplied with a certificate by: Philip Brown Violins Limited