Committed to perfection, extraordinarily high quality standards and artistic intuition, his son Egidius Dörfler has made the master workshop to what it is today. It is for this reason that the master bows carry his name. Andreas, Roland and Tanja Dörfler continue with this master tradition in the fourth generation.
The Dörfler Master Bow is a hand-crafted top-quality product. Only the finest and exquisite materials are used to guarantee a long life cycle.
Pernambuco wood is used predominantly. It is the only wood which meets the high standards of flexibility and resilience required to manufacture a Dörfler Master Bow. And it is a prerequisite for the masterly art of giving the bow, through exact bending, the greatest possible tension and the ideal weight balance.
The bow hair consists exclusively of natural white horse hair from selected steppe horses of Central Asia. Hair which neither waves nor becomes rotten.
The elaborate mother-of-pearl and precious metal mountings on the non-porous ebony frog are valuable refinements which give the Dörfler Master Bow its typical appearance and a long life.
Dörfler Master Bows have a strong impact on the sound, purity, strength and beauty of the tone. A Dörfler Master Bow brings forth the best in every play. It is just magic when the musician skilfully plays a string using a Master Bow. The sound effect and smooth transitions are simply fascinating right through all levels of the tone.
Exceptional sound quality and a unique design are the trade mark of the Dörfler bows. In 2010, we optimized the design of the violin and cello bows. For example, we changed the curvature at the back of the violin head. This resulted in a new, very harmonic overall appearance of the brazil bow and the pernambuco bow. The violin head and the cello head now present themselves in a sleeker, more elegant and therefore more stylish design.
The high-quality and sonorous master bows made by Dörfler are known and recognized all over the world. In 2013, Dörfler won two prestigious awards at the China International Violin Making and Bow Making Competition (CIVMC) in Beijing. Dörfler master builder Günther Spätling received the gold medal in the cello bow making category, and the silver medal in the bass bow making category. The international jury of experts not only commended the handicraft work, quality and design of the individual bows. Professional musicians also tested the superb sound quality of the master bows. A significant acclaim for the family company from Bubenreuth in Germany!
We are a traditional family-owned enterprise. That is why we not only care for products of high standard, but also want to pamper you with great service
One of your bows needs repair or polishing? No problem – we repair all of your bows – no matter which brand. Just make a request.
On demand we customize a bow just on your individual needs. Just make a request.
We want to give you the possibility to meet us in person and to experience our bows and to get a feel for them. That is why we are worldwide on all important tradeshows. Information to the upcoming trade show.
Dörfler is committed to sustainability of used resources. We are particularly dedicated to support reforestation projects of pernambuco trees, which come from northern and central-east Brazil.
Since 2007, this rare type of tree is an internationally protected species. Exporting pernambuco wood is therefore a complicated task requiring detailed consideration. Dörfler is a member and supporter of the I.P.C.I. Organisation, which is committed to the sustainability and reforestation of this precious type of tree.
Pernambo is a very slow-growing wood. Trees from reforestation projects are therefore unlikely to be available for bow making in the near future. Fortunately, Dörfler Bogen has in its reserve at least 30-year-old stocks of wood.
Logans Pianos offers Australia wide shipping on all products on our website and our Burwood store. The vast majority of our orders are eligible for free, or $8.95 flat rate shipping. For more details, see below.
We will always do our best to make your order as fast and easy as possible. In most cases, we will process and ship your order next business day.
For a variety of reasons, sometimes this is not possible. In these cases, we will always notify you by email or phone of the expected lead time the following business day.
International shipping is available for many of the products on our website using courier shipping. See below for details.
Tracking Your Order
You will always be notified by email or phone once your order has been shipped, and will be able to track it using the provided shipping information here.
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Logans are pleased to offer a variety of delivery options to our customers so you can choose the shipping method that best suits your needs.
In most cases, you will receive your order in 2-5 business days from the time of your order, but we ask that you allow up to 14 days for delivery, to account for unexpected delays.
Free & Flat Rate Shipping
Most orders over $199 qualify for free shipping.
orders under $199 are eligible for $8.95 flat rate shipping To NSW, VIC and ACT, or $15 flat rate shipping to all other Australian states.
Small products such as books, strings and small accessories may be sent with Australia post, and may not include a tracking number. If tracking is important to you, please choose courier shipping to ensure you will be able to track your order.
We have send tens of thousands of books and accessories in this manner, and very rarely have issues. If your product arrives damaged, or has not arrived within 14 days, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will replace it free of charge.
Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos with a shipping weight of over 80kg, and other products that require specialist delivery services or installation are not eligible for free or flat rate shipping.
Orders to Western Australia do not qualify for free shipping.
In Store Pickup
Most products can be picked up from our Burwood store. If you choose this option at checkout, please wait for us to confirm your products are ready for pickup before pick it up.
We are able to arrange curbside pickup/click and collect on customer request.
Logans are pleased to offer shipping by the following couriers:
In most cases, the fastest, cheapest and best options to your location will appear at checkout, allowing you to choose the courier and rate that best suits your needs. Sometimes, rural and remote and international areas will not calculate shipping. This doesn't mean we can't ship to you, or even that it's going to be particularly expensive. Generally, we recommend you use flat rate shipping in these cases, but if this is not appropriate, or available for you, please contact us, and we will discuss your options with you.
Digital Pianos Delivery & Setup
Digital Piano delivery and setup is available in the Sydney Metro area for the cost of $150. Surcharge will apply for stairs, or other difficult delivery.
Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.
As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to set up your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you.
Acoustic Pianos Delivery
Logans only work with the best speciality piano carriers in the business - Dragon, Goninans & Perfect Moves. This ensures that your piano will arrive not only undamaged, but in tune & well regulated as well. As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you.
Indicative prices for Melbourne/Brisbane Metro
Upright Pianos: $550
GB1 or GC1: $660
C3 or smaller: $770
C5 or smaller: $880
C7 or smaller: $990
Pre-Orders & Out Of Stock
Out of stock or new release products will generally be available for pre-order. If you pre-order a product online, we will contact you using the details provided your order to give you an ETA the next business day. For most products, this will add less than a week to the delivery time for your order.
In the case of new release products, or some specialty items, lead times can be up to six months. If you would like to know the ETA of a product before pre-ordering, please contact us by email, phone, or using the chat widget and we will give you an ETA.
In all cases, you can cancel a pre-order for a full refund within 30 days. Standard refund conditions apply. Click here to see our refund policy
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