Paul Weidhaas violin bow, Markneukirchen mid 20th century
Among the most important German bow makers of the mid-20th century, Paul Weidhaas (1894â1962) was born in Markneukirchen. He received his initial training from his father, Ewald Weidhaas, before going on to work with Winterling in Hamburg, the prominent German town where he would complete his masterâs examination in 1918. Paul then returned to his hometown of Markneukirchen to assume the management of his fatherâs workshop.
Known for his keen business sense as well as the high quality of his bows, Paul traveled extensively to gain knowledge and expand his network. After developing contacts in Holland with MÃ¶ller, Vedral, and StÃ¼ber, he spent time in Paris working with Victor FÃ©tique. These influences are evident in his work.