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Violin bow

„Le violon, c'est l'archet!“

The violin bow is much more than just an indispensable accessory. Its essential contribution 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." The history of the violin bow is the history of a violin's sound; it is the violin bow what first brings the voice of a violin to life, and the composition of the stick, frog, head and hair defines playing quality of a violin bow. 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 violin bows for sale to select from. Corilon violins online selection of German and French violin bows for sale range from good quality antique students violin bows to rare premium products with investment properties made by historical masters, including John Dodd, W.E. Hill & Sons and Eugène Nicolas Sartory, Paris. Follow the links for special recommendations for and violas & viola bows. Search our website for violin bows of a special origin by typing e. g. "French violin bow", or "German violin bow" into the search box. Take a look at our guide to the use and proper care of a bow. We will be happy to send you recommendations upon request and suggest the best suitable bow to match your violin. German and French violin bows for sale at Corilon violins: with 30 days returns, trade guarantee and optional certificate, professionally worked over and approved by our qualified violin makers. Violin bows we have sold.

Brasil wood violin bow, C. A. Hoyer approx. 1940 - frog

This Markneukirchen violin bow by C. A. Hoyer was handcrafted of quality brasil wood  ...

Inventory No.: B911
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: C. A. Hoyer
Weight: 60.1 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 350.00 €

Violin bow. C. A. Hoyer

This good quality violin bow made by C. A. Hoyer is recommended for students and lear ...

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 59.8 g
Year: 1950 circa
Price: 450.00 €

German violin bow - frog

This lightweight German violin bow was handcrafted in the 1970's in a German Bubenreu ...

Inventory No.: B852
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56.8 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 550.00 €


Mozart bow - lightweight, active violin bow, silver, Germany - frog

This lightweight violin bow is a fluid, softish player. The bow was made in the 1940' ...

Inventory No.: B784
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56.8 g
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 750.00 €

1930's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone - frog

This German Albert Schuster violin bow, a soft, fluid player, was made in the 1980's  ...

Inventory No.: B815
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60.7 g
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 750.00 €

German violin bow, approx. 1910 - frog
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This antique German violin bow shows mature craftmanship, it was made around 1910 and ...

Inventory No.: B871
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56,2 g
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 850.00 €


Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910 - frog
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This excellent German silver mlounted violin bow with outstanding playing properties  ...

Inventory No.: B583/2
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.8 g
Year: early 20th century
Price: 850.00 €

Powerful old violin bow, Markneukirchen c.1940 - frog

This powerful German violin bow is a very versatile bow; a strong, powerful player th ...

Inventory No.: B517
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: probably Hoyer workshop
Weight: 59.0 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 850.00 €

German lightweight violin bow, soft - warm, mellow tone - frog

This German lightweight violin bow that produces a warm, resonant sound was crafted i ...

Inventory No.: B583/1
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.1 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 850.00 €


Markneukirchen violin bow with blank frog - head

This strong and skillfully made German violin bow was handmade around 1960 in Markneu ...

Inventory No.: B872
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58,9 g
Year: 1960 circa
Price: 890.00 €

C. A. Hoyer violin bow

This lightweight C. A. Hoyer violin bow was crafted in the 1940s at the highly regar ...

Inventory No.: B582
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: C. A. Hoyer
Weight: 54.1 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 890.00 €

German violin bow with Parisian eye - frog

A very good German violin bow, made in the 1950'ies in Markneukirchen. It is a handma ...

Inventory No.: B882
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: unknown
Weight: 59.5 g
Year: 1950 circa
Price: 950.00 €


Markneukirchen violin bow, lightweight - frog

This good quality silver mounted violin bow was made approx. 1950 in Markneukirchen,  ...

Inventory No.: B873
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.6 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 950.00 €

Silver mounted violin bow, Germany
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This powerful silver mounted violin bow is a convincing piece with excellent playing  ...

Inventory No.: B850
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 62.0 g
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 950.00 €

Modern German master violin bow. By Roderich Paesold - excellent - frog

This silver mounted German violin bow was handcrafted in the 1970's by Roderich Paeso ...

Inventory No.: B864
Provenance: Baiersdorf
Maker: Roderich Paesold
Weight: 60.0 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 1,200.00 €


Fine German violin bow after Tourte, 1920's - frog

This fine German violin bow was made approx. 1920 in an unknown master in Markneukirc ...

Inventory No.: B758
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.8 g
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 1,200.00 €

MARMA violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1910 - frog

The great French master Eugène Nicolas Sartory is among those craftsmen, who set stan ...

Inventory No.: B876
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: MARMA
Weight: 54.8 g
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 1,200.00 €

French violin bow, Mirecourt, JTL, approx. 1920   - frog
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This affordable and much recommendable French violin bow was made approx. 1920 in Mir ...

Inventory No.: B899
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Probably J.T.L.
Weight: 58.3 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1,200.00 €


French violin bow approx. 1920 - frog

This good French violin bow with a recommended warm, rounded sound was made in Mireco ...

Inventory No.: B807
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Laberte
Weight: 58.0 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 1,400.00 €

Markneukirchen violin bow, Knopf, made c.1880 - frog

This fine quality German violin bow is strong and active, it was made in Markneukirch ...

Inventory No.: B795
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Knopf workshop
Weight: 55.0 g
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 1,500.00 €

Lothar Seifert, silver mounted German master made violin bow

This fine quality two-star German master violin bow by Lothar Seifert was handcrafted ...

Inventory No.: B772
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Lothar Seifert
Weight: 58.9 g
Year: 1980 circa
Price: 1,500.00 €


Fine silver mounted Markneukirchen violin bow, Hill model, 1940/1950 - frog

This fine German violin bow was crafted on a Hill model around 1940 / 1950 in Markneu ...

Inventory No.: B753
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 63.6 g
Year: 1940 / 1950
Price: 1,500.00 €

Fine German violin bow, Knopf. approx. 1880 - frog

This rare antique German violin bow was fashioned of the best quality 19th century ma ...

Inventory No.: B865
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Knopf workshop
Weight: 54.1 g
Year: approx. 1880
Price: 1,500.00 €

Fine Markneukirchen master violin bow

This fine master violin bow is perfectly balanced and unmistakable master work that w ...

Inventory No.: B394
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown, school of Prell
Weight: 60.2 g
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1,500.00 €


Old German violin bow, 1950's  - frog

This fine quality and very handy Markneukirchen violin bow is a fine quality piece th ...

Inventory No.: B881
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.8 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 1,600.00 €

K. Gerhard Penzel violin bow

The Penzels are a family of bow-makers with long tradition. Emil Max Penzel founded h ...

Inventory No.: B869
Provenance: Ostrach
Maker: Kurt Gerhard Penzel
Weight: 60.4 g
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 1,800.00 €

French violin bow Morizot Frères - frog
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This Morizot frères violin bow is an excellent player, it was made in Mirecourt in th ...

Inventory No.: B913
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Morizot Frères
Weight: 53.2 g
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 1,900.00 €



Buy fine old German, English and French violin bows online


Corilon violins offers a hand-selected portfolio of antique German and French violin bows and fine stringed instruments representing several different high quality standards and periods. At our violin making and restoration workshop, our qualified luthiers expertly and lovingly set up carefully chosen violins, fine violas, master violins. Each violin bow for sale is categorized by its playing properties and condition as it is brought to excellent condition and made ready to play.
New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique violin. Adolf Sprenger, Stuttgart, 1915
  • SALE French cello bow - Joseph Alfred Lamy père (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE Italian violin of the Pollastri-school: Bruno Piastri, 1993
  • French violin No. 15 by Pierre Claudot, Marseille
  • Old Markneukirchen violin by Wilhelm Herwig
  • German 3/4 violin. A fine small instrument
  • SALE Italian violin by Pierluigi Galetti, Cremona 1999
  • Antique French violin. Made in approximately 1880
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE George Chanot jr., fine English violin, London
  • Brilliant toned Markneukirchen violin. 1940's
  • English violin by Jeffery J. Gilbert, 1906
  • Old violin. Made in Markneukirchen, 1940's
  • Antique Saxon violin after J. Stainer,  c.1920
  • Eugène Cuniot-Hury, French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine French cello by Collin-Mézin, 1923 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine violin bow by Carl Albert Nürnberger, c.1920 (certificate Klaus Grünke)
  • Master violin after Gaetano Chiocchi
  • Modern Italian violin by Loris Lanini, 1927
  • Charles Louis Bazin - French violin bow
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow. Knopf workshop, c.1880
  • German Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari
  • SALE Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare) - investment
  • SALE Luigi Vistoli, Italian violin made in 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Nicolas Augustin Chappuy - historic French violin approx. 1770