The family business was established in 1848 by Roderich´s grandfather, Johann Carl Paesold, who produced strings and traded in musical instruments. Roderich later founded his own company (in 1919) which specialized in the manufacture of bows and the export of musical instruments.
In 1939, he travelled to London for business negotiations just as World War II was beginning. Throughout the entire war, Roderich was not allowed to leave the United Kingdom, which later proved to be extremely beneficial.
After the war, he settled in the Bavarian town of Bubenreuth and in 1950 he re-established the family bow making business. Due to his skilled craftsmanship and entrepreneurial initiative, the company gained a reputation which went far beyond Germany's borders.
Many important bow makers studied or worked at the workshop of Roderich Paesold.
Today, Paesold products are among the finest in the world, which is why many orchestra musicians across the world choose to play Paesold.