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Violin bows

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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German violin bow, very good playing qualities

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: German workshop
Weight: 61.9 g
Year: 2015
Price: 300.0 €

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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 soft player

Inventory No.: B626
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 55.2 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 600.0 €


Markneukirchen Violin bow, circa 1920 - frog

Excellent and highly recommendable Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1920

Inventory No.: A62
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60.4 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 750.0 €

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, Max Schäffner, Hamburg

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 €


Markneukirchen master violin bow, Kurt Dölling, approx. 1950

Markneukirchen master violin bow, Kurt Dölling, approx. 1950

Inventory No.: B697
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Kurt Dölling
Weight: 60.4
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 890.0 €

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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 violin bow, Markneukirchen approx. 1950 - frog

Powerful silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen

Inventory No.: B609
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60.2 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 950.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished
  • Jules Sirgent, Paris, fine antique French violin patterned after Guarneri
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • French master violin, Jean Striebig, 1945
  • Interesting master violin from Bohemia, approx. 1870
  • Old German volin, oil varnish, 1940/1950's
  • Strong, active viola bow - Germany, 1970's, W. Seifert
  • Silver mounted German viola bow, active and strong
  • Older, 1970's Bubenreuth violin in excellent condition
  • Michael Reindl, petite Mittenwald master violin, 1935
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE / Historic master violin, late 18th century, Prague School
  • Fine and precisely reacting 1920's English violin bow
  • Fine H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, silver mounted - masterpiece
  • Excellent and highly recommendable Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1920
  • German 1920's violin bow, Max Schäffner, Hamburg
  • Max König, Munich, rare violin dated 1907
  • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame
  • LEASE ONLY: Historical violin by Johann Georg Leeb, Preßburg, 1786
  • LEASE ONLY: Plinio Michetti, a fine old Italian violin, Torino
  • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Cremonese master violin, Daniele Scolari
  • LEASE ONLY: Riccardo Bergonzi, contemporary Cremonese master violin
  • LEASE ONLY: Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750
  • LEASE ONLY: Franco Albanelli, a fine contemporary Italian violin
  • Fine violin of the Thir school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)