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Cello bows

In some cello cases, the cello bow bides its time as an afterthought, a mere accessory which is often chosen only because so few other options are available in terms of cello bows. Especially for beginning cellists, however, the real question is whether their bow will be a stumbling block, if not an adversary, in their struggle to create a good sound, or if it will be a partner that will bring the cello's voice to life and forgive some of the inevitable errors that amateur musicians make. We apply high quality standards in selecting the fine premium-quality German, English and French cello bows for Corilon's online catalogue, and these same standards guide us in our search for older and historic cello bows at more affordable prices. This allows us to present you a hand-picked portfolio of cello bows in a broad price range, all of which are professionally worked over with new hair, leather and winding and ready to play, just like all of our other fine stringed instruments and violin bows. Search our website for bows of a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "French cello bow" or "German cello bow" into the search box. German cello bows, French cello bows and master cello bows from Corilon violins: each one professionally restored and ready to play.

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Markneukirchen Cello bow, 1920s - frog

Markneukirchen cello bow, 1960's

Inventory No.: B489
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 80.4 g
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 650.0 €

F. Chalupetzky, cello bow approx. 1940 - frog

German Cello bow by Franz Chalupetzky

Inventory No.: B321
Provenance: Dinkelsbühl
Maker: F. Chalupetzky
Weight: 82.9 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 990.0 €

Fine lightweight English cello bow for virtuoso performance

Inventory No.: B582
Provenance: England
Maker: unknown
Weight: 70.0 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2000.0 €


Old cello bow, probably H. R. Pfretzschner, strong and active - frog

Old silver mounted cello bow, probably H. R. Pfretzschner, strong and active

Inventory No.: B715
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: probably. H. R. Pfretzschner
Weight: 75.3
Year: early 20th century
Price: 2200.0 €

Fine cello bow from the 1920s - frog

Fine cello bow from the 1920s

Inventory No.: B432
Provenance: probably England
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 76.1 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2200.0 €

silver mounted cello bow, Lothar Seifert - frog

Fine and excellent silver mounted cello bow, Lothar Seifert

Inventory No.: A76
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Lothar Seifert
Weight: 81.0 g
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 2500.0 €


Fine silver mounted cello bow, Gustav Prager, approx. 1930 - frog

Fine silver mounted cello bow, Gustav Prager, approx. 1930

Inventory No.: B714
Provenance: Landwüst/Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 75.0 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 2800.0 €

Fine unstamped master Cello bow, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920 - frog

Fine unstamped master Cello bow, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920

Inventory No.: B716
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown master
Weight: 74.2 g
Year: 1910/1920
Price: 3200.0 €

Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Inventory No.: A23
Provenance: Paris
Maker: Henry Louis Gillet
Weight: 85.5 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 10000.0 €


Nicolas Maline for J.B. Vuillaume, fine cello bow (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Nicolas Maline for J.B. Vuillaume, fine cello bow (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Inventory No.: A24
Provenance: Paris, Mirecourt
Maker: Nicolas Maline
Weight: 76.5 g
Year: approx. 1850
Price: 18000.0 €


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 3/4 - Fine Mittenwald 3/4 violin by Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1850
  • Baroque viola in original condition, Mittenwald, approx. 1800 (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Old violin from Saxony, approx. 1940 - warm, dark, mellow sound
  • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
  • English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone
  • 3/4 - Antique German 3/4 violin for young talents, Markneukirchen, c.1880
  • Early 19th century Hopf violin, approx. 1800 - large, voluminous sound
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Fine German master violin bow after Tourte, 1920's
  • Fine 19th century English violin bow
  • 3/4 - antique French Breton 3/4 violin, Mirecourt
  • Fine silver mounted Markneukirchen violin bow, Hill model, 1940/1950
  • French violin bow, Tourte model, Mirecourt, approx. 1950
  • Fine French violin, Andre Coinus, Mirecourt 1927
  • Fine, 18th century Markneukirchen viola, 1780
  • Thomas Simon: Mittenwald violin, c.1850, with a powerful, ringing sound
  • Modern Italian violin, Carlo Dalatri, Florence
  • French violin No. 388 by Amédée Dieudonné, 1948
  • 19th century: Antique German violin from Saxony, c.1850
  • Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
  • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
  • Older English violin, J. R. Dutton 1979
  • Antique Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1919
  • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner