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Violin bows

Violin bows are much more than just an indispensable accessory. The essential contribution of the violin bow to the violin's sound is a well-known secret still underestimated by many players. Or, in the words of maestro Giovanni Battista Viotti: "Le violon, c'est l'archet." Choosing an adequate violin bow that suits both the player and instrument can be a challenging task, and it calls for a broad spectrum of good bows to select from. View our online selection of old and antique bows for stringed instruments ranging from good quality English violin bows, German violin bows and French violin bows to fine works made by historical masters, namely John Dodd, Ludwig Bausch, H.R. Pfretzschner, Morizot, F.N. Voirin, J.A. Lamy, W.E. Hill & Sons, F.X. Tourte, Louis Gillet and Eugène Nicolas Sartory, all of which are professionally worked over with new hair, leather and winding and ready to play, just like all of our other old stringed instruments and bows. Follow the links for special recommendations for viola bows and cello bows online. Search our website for violin bows of a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "German violin bow" or "French violin bow" into the search box. Buy violin bows of quality online at Corilon violins: each one professionally restored by the luthiers in our violin shop and ready to play.

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Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler - frog

Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Germany
Maker: W. E. Dörfler
Weight: 60.4 g
Year: 2017
Price: 300.0 €

Markneukirchen violin bow - ebony frog with Pearl eye

Markneukirchen violin bow of the 1950ies, bright, fluid tone

Inventory No.: B724
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.5 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 450.0 €

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Roderich Paesold, violin bow - frog

German violin bow by Roderich Paesold - a soft player

Inventory No.: B891
Provenance: Baiersdorf
Maker: Roderich Paesold
Weight: 60.0 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 480.0 €

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German violin bow, Johannes Adler - frog

Excellent old German violin bow, 1930's, Johannes Adler

Inventory No.: B728
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: for Johannes Adler
Weight: 60.1 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 550.0 €

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Violin bow, Markneukirchen approx. 1940 - frog

Old violin bow from Markneukirchen, approx. 1940

Inventory No.: B493
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.2 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 590.0 €

Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow - frog

Markneukirchen violin bow, sophisticated sound, a lightweight player

Inventory No.: B508
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 54.8 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 650.0 €


Older German W. Seifert violin bow, approx. 1970/1980 - frog

Older German W. Seifert violin bow, approx. 1970/1980

Inventory No.: B732
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 61.9 g
Year: 1970/1980
Price: 650.0 €

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German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog - frog

1960's German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog

Inventory No.: B1002
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60.0 g
Year: 1960 circa
Price: 650.0 €

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Good German violin bow, Markneukirchen - frog

Old German violin bow, Markneukirchen, warm, gentle sound

Inventory No.: B691
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 54.0 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 650.0 €


Silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä - frog

Silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä

Inventory No.: B695
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Mathias Thomä
Weight: 58.7 g
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 750.0 €

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1930's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone - frog

1930's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone

Inventory No.: B738
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 55.4 g
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 750.0 €

Powerful German silver-mounted violin bow, Klaus Ringer - frog

Powerful older silver-mounted violin bow, Germany, by Klaus Ringer

Inventory No.: B727
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Klaus Ringer
Weight: 61.1 g
Year: approx. 1990
Price: 750.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Modern Italian violin, Carlo Dalatri, Florence
  • German violin bow by Roderich Paesold - a soft player
  • 1960's German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog
  • Older German W. Seifert violin bow, approx. 1970/1980
  • Older English violin, J. R. Dutton 1979
  • Old German violin bow, masterpiece, Markneukirchen
  • Antique Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1919
  • Interesting master violin from Bohemia, approx. 1880
  • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner
  • Fine master violin by Marcus Klimke, contemporary elite violin maker (certificate Markus Klimke)
  • Fine Italian violin by Mario Gadda, approx. 1960 (certificate Mario Gadda)
  • Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, Paris 1944
  • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, fine 1955 violin - Guarnerius model
  • Violin from Saxony, Da Salo model
  • Antique German Saxon violin with a bright, warm tone
  • Antique French 3/4 cello by J.T.L., approx. 1880
  • Fine 18th century Mittenwald violin, petite and elegant, approx. 1780
  • English violin bow, silver mounted, after James Tubbs
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
  • Fine French violin bow by E. Sartory (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Oreste Candi, 1984 (certificate Mario Gadda)
  • Mario Gadda workshop, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella