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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 €

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 €

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German lightweight violin bow with a "Salingre" stamp - frog

German lightweight violin bow with a "Salingre" stamp, soft

Inventory No.: B121
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 55.0 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 450.0 €

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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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German violin bow, silver mounted, M. Winterling - frog

German violin bow, mellow, light, silver mounted, M. Winterling

Inventory No.: B710
Provenance: Germany
Maker: M. Winterling
Weight: 53.2 g
Year: approx. 1950
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 €

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 €

Strong, active violin bow, by Klaus Ringer, Silver - frog

Strong, active violin bow, by Klaus Ringer, Silver

Inventory No.: B726
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 63.0 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 750.0 €

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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 €



New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin by Ottomar Hausmann
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1920
  • Old silver mounted cello bow, probably H. R. Pfretzschner, strong and active
  • Recommendable antique German violin with a warm, resonant sound
  • Old Mittenwald violin by Neuner & Hornsteiner, Landolfi model, 1929
  • Elegant old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's, oil varnished
  • Fine unstamped master Cello bow, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920
  • Fine silver mounted cello bow, Gustav Prager, approx. 1930
  • Mario Gadda, modern Italian violin after Oreste Candi, 1984
  • 1/8 - French 1/8 violin by J.T.L.
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
  • Antique German violin after Maggini, Markneukirchen, approx. 1900
  • German Silver mounted violin bow: bright, somewhat mellow tone
  • Excellent old German violin bow, 1930's, Johannes Adler
  • 19th century: Antique German violin from Saxony, c.1850
  • 3/4 - powerful old German 3/4 violin, prob. A. C. Glier
  • Old Czech violin - "The Metro Violin Class"
  • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Mittenwald violin, Johann Reiter 1961
  • Bavarian master violin, approx. 1800 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine Markneukirchen master violin, 1940's: Large, mature tone
  • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
  • Italian violin, Archimede Orlandini, Parma 1985
  • Fine English violin, late 18th century
  • 3/4 - excellent French violin, approx. 1880