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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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Good 1940's violin bow from Markneukirchen - frog

Good 1940's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone

Inventory No.: B722
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 59.4 g
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 450.0 €


silver mounted violin bow, Franz Bergner - frog

Powerful silver mounted violin bow, Franz Bergner

Inventory No.: B723
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Franz Bergner
Weight: 62.0 g
Year: approx. 1990
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 €

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 €


Good French violin bow by Prosper Colas - frog

Good French violin bow by Prosper Colas

Inventory No.: B696
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Prosper Colas
Weight: 57.7 g
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 750.0 €

1920's violin bow by Max Schäffner, Hamburg - frog

German 1920's violin bow, Max Schäffner, Hamburg

Inventory No.: B699
Provenance: Hamburg
Maker: Max Schäffner
Weight: 59.0 g
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 790.0 €

Markneukirchen violin bow with blank frog - head

Excellent Markneukirchen violin bow

Inventory No.: B629
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.9 g
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 850.0 €


Violin bow from Markneukirchen, ca. 1930 - frog

Fine Markneukirchen violin bow, 1920ies

Inventory No.: B681
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.1 g
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.0 €

Otto A. Hoyer „Pariser“, violin bow made around 1930

Otto Albert ("Pariser") Hoyer, lightweight violin bow, circa 1930

Inventory No.: B686
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Otto A. Hoyer
Weight: 57.0 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 900.0 €

German master violin bow, powerful, tense, 1940's  - frog

Excellent German master violin bow, powerful, tense, 1940's

Inventory No.: B703
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.1 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 950.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Charming antique French violin after Antonio Stradivari
  • Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz)
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Modern Italian 7/8 violin, Carlo Melloni, 1932 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Italian violin in the Otello Bignami tradition
  • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
  • Markneukirchen violin bow of the 1950ies, bright, fluid tone
  • Contemporary German soloist violin, Bernhard Gerstner, Ulm 1995
  • Markneukirchen viola bow, silver mounted, Arnold Stoess
  • Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927
  • Historic master violin from the Vogtland region, circa 1780-1800
  • Powerful 1920's Southern Italian violin with a radiant, brilliant sound
  • Good 1940's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone
  • Contemporary English master violin bow, John W. Stagg, 1990's
  • Old, Brilliant toned Markneukirchen violin, 1920's
  • PRICE REDUCED: Dutch bass viol by Theo Dellen, Voorburg (viola da gamba)
  • Roger & Max Millant, fine French violin, 1944
  • Old Czech violin - "The Metro Violin Class"
  • Decorated, antique 1850's German Klingenthal violin
  • US-American violin with an Italian sound, Lincoln Clough, 1925
  • Interesting modern Italian violin, probably Luigi Mozzani, 1941
  • Modern Italian violin, Carlo Luigi Dalatri, Florence
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Franco Albanelli, a fine contemporary Italian violin
  • Fine Italian violin Antonio Monzino & Figli, Milano 1925