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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 €

German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog - frog

German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog

Inventory No.: A66
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.6 g
Year: 1980 circa
Price: 420.0 €

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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 €


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 €

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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 €

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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 €

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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 €

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Markneukirchen violin bow, probably Dürrschmidt

Markneukirchen violin bow, probably Dürrschmidt

Inventory No.: B622
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: probably Otto Dürrschmidt
Weight: 61.0 g
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 1200.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Mittenwald violin by Matthias Klotz, 1981
  • French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900
  • French violin from Mirecourt, 1930's, with a "French" tone
  • Antique German violin from Saxony, classical model, approx. 1880
  • Old, 1920's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, bright tones
  • Fine Markneukirchen viola, Johann Christian Voigt II, 18th century
  • German 1920's violin bow, Max Schäffner, Hamburg
  • 19th century, fine Bavarian violin, copy of Niccolo Amati
  • Max König, Munich, rare violin dated 1907
  • Jules Sirgent, Paris, fine antique French violin patterned after Guarneri
  • Antique German Saxon violin with a bright, clear tone
  • Antique Czech viola, Carl Hammerschmid, Wakkenreuth/Fleissen
  • Old German "Conservatory violin" after Stradivari, approx. 1930
  • Brilliant sound: old Markneukirchen violin after Amati
  • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Cremonese master violin, Daniele Scolari
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Fine H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, silver mounted - masterpiece
  • LEASE ONLY: Plinio Michetti, a fine old Italian violin, Torino
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMZED: Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, 1931
  • Contemporary Markneukirchen master viola, Jochen Voigt, 1982
  • 1/2 - Handmade 1/2 violin with a strong, warm sound
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished
  • German violin bow, very good playing qualities