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A fine French violin bow made by Claude Thomassin. ca. 1920
A superbe French silver mounted violin bow by Claude Thomassin ca. 1920,wearing his samp.
Claude Thomassin was one of the finest French bow makers of his time,  and this is a superb example of his work in an excellent condition.
A professional violin bow with a perfect balance and good tonal qualities.
It is perfect for a violin with a clear but brilliant sound, and it creates a bright and voluminous sound with warmth and lots of personality.

The pernambuco stick is beautiful octogonal crafted, made from medium brown pernambuco stick - strong but very elegant, with a fine curve,
and a good balance.
This Claude Thomassin violin bow plays easy - reacts fast - and drwas a full and detailled tone - a prefect violin bow for the solo player or the advanced student.
The length of the stick is around 72.73 cm and the weight of the bow is around 60 gr.
It comes with new hair and exclusive exotic leather grip. Ebony frog with pearl eyes and three part adjuster.
All parts original. - with J.F. Raffin certificate.


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 Yehun
Quality
Thanks for letting me try your CLAUDE THOMASSIN VIOLIN BOW.
I have a Victor Fétique violin bow,which I like a lot, but this Thomassin bow,
I must say,is a fantastic violin bow.
Its a very good allround violin bow, and the sound it makes is great !

I will see you soon, thanks,

Yehun (Posted on 01-03-2018)

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Makers name Claude Thomassin
bow lenght 74
bow weight 60
Date 1915
Color brown
CERTIFICATE Yes
Country of Manufacture Frankrijk
Accessories Supplied No
Length of back na.