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Violin bows from Corilon violins

A 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." 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 to select from. View Corilon violins large selection of German and French violin bows ranging from good quality antique students bows to rare premium products 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,
each violin bow offered in perfect condition, professionally worked over and approved by our qualified violin makers. Follow the link to see some of the violin bows we have sold.

German violin bow. Very good playing qualities

The good, new German violin bow presented here features solid quality, comfortable pl ...

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: German workshop
Weight: 61.9 g
Year: 2015
Price: 450.0 €

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: 750.0 €

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: 750.0 €


English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone - frog

This unstamped silver mounted violin bow with a very soft stick was most likely made  ...

Inventory No.: B730
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 59.1 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 750.0 €

Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910 - frog

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: 850.0 €

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: 850.0 €


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: 850.0 €

German violin bow, Markneukirchen, Albert Thomä - frog

This good German violin bow was made by Albert Thomä in Markneukirchen in the mid 20t ...

Inventory No.: B517
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Albert Thomä
Weight: 56.6 g
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 890.0 €

C. A. Hoyer violin bow. Stamped on shaft, nickel mounted ebony frog

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: 890.0 €


German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog - frog

This well-crafted silver mounted violin bow was made in Markneukirchen in the mid 20t ...

Inventory No.: B842
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.8 g
Year: 1949 circa
Price: 950.0 €

silver mounted violin bow, Franz Bergner - frog

This powerful German violin bow was crafted by Richard Geipel in Markneukirchen/Schön ...

Inventory No.: A95
Provenance: Markneukirchen/Schönlind
Maker: Richard Geipel
Weight: 60.9 g
Year: approx. 1990
Price: 950.0 €

Silver mounted violin bow, Germany

This powerful silver mounted violin bow stamped Felix Martin is a convincing piece wi ...

Inventory No.: B850
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 62.0 g
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 950.0 €


Violin bow, Markneukirchen approx. 1940 - frog
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This excellent German violin bow features a beautiful strength/tension ratio, excelle ...

Inventory No.: B851
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56.6 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 950.0 €

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: 1200.0 €

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: 1200.0 €


Lightweight German violin bow, approx. 1900 - frog
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This interesting lightweight violin bow with a sweet, clear sound was crafted approx. ...

Inventory No.: B719
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 53.0 g
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1300.0 €

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: 1400.0 €

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: 1500.0 €


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: 1500.0 €

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: 1500.0 €

Fine German master violin bow by Franz Winkler, silver  - frog

Franz Winkler learned the artisanry of bow making from his father in Markneukirchen.  ...

Inventory No.: B794
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Franz Winkler
Weight: 60.1 g
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 1600.0 €


Marc Laberte violin bow. Ebony frog with Parisian eye.

This recommendable French violin bow was made in the mid 20th century and bears the o ...

Inventory No.: B822
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Marc Laberte
Weight: 63.7 g
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 1700.0 €

C. A. Hoyer violin bow

Coming from the renowned and traditional Markneukirchen and master made by C. A. Hoye ...

Inventory No.: A116
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: C.A. Hoyer
Weight: 61.9 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 2200.0 €

Gold mounted violin bow - frog

This fine Gold mounted violin bow is a masterpiece of German bow making: the lightwei ...

Inventory No.: B832
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 55.8 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2200.0 €


German master violin bow with hexadecanal stick - frog

This fine German master violin bow is a very interesting masterpiece of the late 19th ...

Inventory No.: B75
Provenance: Germany
Maker: unknown master
Weight: 57.8 g
Year: 1890 circa
Price: 2500.0 €

H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow

This fine H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow hails from the renowed Pfretzschner master bo ...

Inventory No.: B841
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: H. R. Pfretzschner
Weight: 66.6 g
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 2800.0 €

C. N. Bazin - Silver mounted violin bow, after Lupot - noble tone - frog
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Made in Mirecourt early in the late 19th century around 1885, this fine silver mounte ...

Inventory No.: B745
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Charles Nicolas Bazin
Weight: 63.2 g
Year: approx. 1885
Price: 3000.0 €




German and French violin bows from Corilon violins


Corilon violins offers a hand-selected portfolio of historic violin bows and stringed instruments from Germany, France and Italy representing several different high quality standards and periods. At our violin making and restoration workshop in Munich, our qualified luthiers expertly and lovingly set up carefully chosen violins, fine violas, master violins and celli from Germany, France and Italy. Each bow 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 c.1920 French 1/2 sized violin
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin, J. Sailer
  • Saxon violin after J. Stainer,  c.1920
  • Antique Czech/Bohemian violin, by Joseph Brandner Schönbach
  • Old German Violin. Stradivarius model by Hermann Dölling jr., ca. 1910
  • Attractive French violin by J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Fine Italian violin by Luigi Mozzani, 1921, No. 47
  • Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Georges Coné: French soloist violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Excellent Markneukirchen master violin, approx. 1870
  • Premium violin by Meinel & Herold, Markneukirchen - violinist's recommendation!
  • Attractive old Czech violin after Ruggeri. Made approx. 1920
  • German violin by Meinel & Herold, Klingenthal, c.1940
  • Silver mounted Alfred Knoll viola bow
  • Fine antique French 3/4 sized violin, noble sound
  • German 3/4 violin. A fine small instrument
  • Fine Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • H. Derazey workshop, large 19th century French violin
  • German silver mounted Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1940 - warm tone
  • German violin bow, c.1920