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Violin bow rehair: locally and internationally

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Rehairing your violin bow at Corilon violins: professional bow rehair for clients around the world

The hair of a bow is one of the aspects of a string instrument that undergoes the greatest strain, and having a bow regularly rehaired is one of the most frequently performed kinds of maintenance. The process of rehairing a bow, however, is by no means a routine task for luthiers: it entails the utmost precision and professional care. Our many years of intense work on historic masterpieces from the art of bow making has shown this to be true: we see it over and over again when we receive improperly haired bows. The high standards we apply to this task not only involve the process of selecting the ideal materials: expert craftsmanship is also a requirement. The leather and winding are far more than mere aesthetic details, since they offer significant opportunities to improve the playing properties of a good bow.

Rehairing and caring for string bows at Corilon violins

Take advantage of the service offered by the highly qualified experts at our workshop: we have extensive experience in customized treatment of bows for violins, violas and cellos as well as double basses and gambas. There are five major benefits to letting us rehair your bow:

  • Premium materials: we exclusively use bow hair with even elasticity and an ideal surface structure which grips the strings; we also hand-select the leather and winding materials for your bow.

  • Custom rehairing of your bow: for each bow they handle, our masters determine the proper amount of hair, based on the weight and elasticity of the stick. They carefully select the right wooden wedges to protect the head and frog whilst also ensuring that the rehair lasts as long as possible.

  • Optimizing the balance: by precisely coordinating the leather and winding, we achieve the ideal balance of your bow and make it comfortable to play.

  • International service: you don’t have come see us in person to benefit from our services. With our wide-ranging experience in shipping top-quality stringed instruments, we guarantee that your bow too will be transported quickly and safely.

  • Replacement bow: if you deliver your bow in person, we would be happy to loan you a replacement while your bow is being re-haired.

  • Information about the anticipated costs for rehairing and maintenance of each individual bow and current shipping costs is available upon request. When is the right time to re-hair your bow? Read more in our information about violin bow care and maintenance.

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    Corilon violins • Lilienstrasse 2 • D-81669 München • Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)89-444 19 619 • Fax: +49 (0)89-444 19 620

    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
    • Magnificent French solist violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Old, handmade Mittenwald orchestral violin, 1960's
    • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
    • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
    • Silver mounted Cello bow, Swiss Finkel workshop
    • French Ary cello bow, Mirecourt approx. 1980
    • French cello bow, Ary France - superior quality
    • Fine and powerful French violin bow, Marie Louis Piernot, Paris (certificate J. F. Raffin)
    • Fine French violin bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Historically interesting French violin, by René Bazin, Lille 1936
    • Old French violin with a soloist tone, atelier Georges Coné, Lyon 1928
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
    • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
    • 1/4 - Fine French 1/4 violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
    • 3/4 - French Mirecourt 3/4 violin bow
    • Excellent German master violin bow, sweet, fluid sound, 1920's
    • French violin bow, atelier Charles Louis Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Modern French soloist viola, Jacques Camurat, Paris 1963
    • Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927
    • Fine English violin, late 18th century
    • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955, certificate
    • Roger Lotte: French viola bow, Mirecourt
    • 3/4 - old German 3/4 violin after Stradivarius, dark tone