Description: Cello Bow - Pfretzschner bow, Hofner cello
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This is an H.R. Pfretzschner bow and Karl Hofner cello. Description from appraisal as follows:
"Cello, bearing the label, Karl Hofner, Bubenreuth 1962, Germany, with orange varnish, two piece maple back of light figure and irregular flame, sides and neck to match, medium to wide grain spruce top, Stradivarius outline and arching, ebony fittings, in good condition.
In my opinion, this instrument is of German origin, from the workshops of Karl Hofner, circa mid twentieth century. The current market value is $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars).
Cell bow, branded HR Pfretzschner, 79.6g weight, octagonal stick, ebony frog with silver trim, divided button, broken tip (repaired), makers stamp on frog. The current market value is $700 (seven hundred dollars).
Length of body: 758mm
Width of upper bout: 350mm
Width of middle bout: 244mm
Width of lower bout: 437mm
Rib height: 120mm, 119mm
Hideo Kamimoto, San Jose, Ca., 2003"
Cello: Please note two repairs to the neck of the instrument.
Bow: Please note one repair of the stick, about 3/4 inch from the tip. The top of the stick was ticked on a metal music stand, was played for a while with no issues, and then was bound and glued as a preventive measure.
Copy of appraisal and extra photos available by request. This cello and bow have been lightly used; for only about 10 years of their 40-50 year lifetime. I believe I am the first owner of this bow. It was purchased from Hans Weisshaar in Los Angeles in the early 1970's. I am the second owner of this cello. It was purchased new by my uncle and he kept it for a few years before selling it to me, and while under his care he propped it up in the corner protected only by a cello bag, and he ignored it until it got knocked over. Each of the repairs to cello and bow were accomplished in the 1970's, and they've held up perfectly since then.
Motivated seller- out of work and going broke. I will consider all serious offers and will consider selling items separately.
Pictures: Cello Bow - Pfretzschner bow, Hofner cello