Born in 1891 in the Bohemian "Musikwinkel" (music corner) close to the district town of Eger, Roderich Paesold grew up with musical instruments. His father owned his own string and bow business, and after his apprenticeship, Roderich himself joined the family business.
The family business was established in 1848 by Roderich´s grandfather Johann Carl Paesold who produced strings and traded with musical instruments. Roderich´s brother Leopold stayed in the family business together with their mother. Roderich later founded his own company (in 1919) which was specialized in the manufacture of bows and the export of musical instruments. 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.
In 1968, the company W. Schreiber & Söhne took over the Paesold company. At that time, Paesold had begun making high quality string instruments which soon became some of the finest in the world market.
Paesold is strengthening its outstanding position in the world market through extensive research and development activities. Paesold products belong among the finest in the world, which is why many orchestra musicians across the world choose to play Paesold.