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A fine French cello bow made by Claude Thomassin. ca. 1885.

A superbe French silver mounted cello bow by Claude Thomassin ca 1885.
One of the best cello bows we have played so far.
This professional cello bow has a perfect balance and superbe tonal qualities. 

It is perfect for a cello with a brilliant sound, it creates a strong and voluminous tone, plenty of warmth and personality.

The perfect stick is beautiful round crafted, made from medium brown pernambuco stick - strong but elegant, with a fine curve, and a good balance.

The length of the stick is around 69,9 (4/4 size) cm and the weight of the bow is around 80.50 gr.

It comes with new hair and exclusive leather grip.

Ebony frog with pearl eyes and three part silver mounted adjuster.

All parts original.

Claude Auguste Thomassin (1865–1942) was a French bow maker, or archetier.

Son of Louis Thomassin with whom he learned his craft in Mirecourt. In his early career, he worked for the shop of Gand & Bernadel. Many bows from this period are stamped "Gand & Bernadel". In 1901 the family firm of Gand & Bernadel was taken over by Caressa & Français. It was at this point that Claude Thomassin set up his own atelier at Rue de Paris in Paris. Although he continued to produce some bows for his former employers, much of his output from 1901 onwards was branded with his name "Claude Thomassin" or sometimes "C.Thomassin à Paris".

Thomassin has been called one of the best makers of his generation.

"C. Thomassin's work is highly prized and respected for playability and beautiful workmanship" – Filimonov Fine Violins.

* from Wikipedia.

Customer Reviews

Review by Aligi
The bow I bought at this shop is a fantastic bow, as description, in very good conditions with a full harmonics sound, really happy to have it, it’s what we call a definitive bow easy to play with a fast staccato and a huge sound, a real soloist bow at a good price. (Posted on 27-06-2023)

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Additional Information
Makers name Claude Thomassin
bow lenght 69,9
bow weight 79,5
Date 1885
Color brown
Country of Manufacture Frankrijk
Accessories Supplied No
Length of back na.