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"Le violon, c'est l'archet!"

The violin bow is 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 violin bows for sale to select from. Corilon violins online catalog features violin bows for sale ranging from good quality German and French violin bows to fine bows 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, ready to play, just like all of our other old stringed instruments and bows. Follow the links for special recommendations for violins, violas and viola bows and cello 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. Buy fine old German and French violin bows of quality online at Corilon violins: 30 days returns, optional certificate, each violin bow approved by our professional violin makers. Sold violin bows.

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 €

Markneukirchen violin bow with blank frog - head

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

Inventory No.: B553
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 66.5 g
Year: 1960 circa
Price: 550.0 €

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
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.1 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 550.0 €

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 violin bow with outstanding playing properties was made in Mark ...

Inventory No.: B583
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 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 €

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

This fine German violin bow after Tourte was made approx. 1920 in an unknown master i ...

Inventory No.: B836
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 60.8 g
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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 €

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 €

French violin bow, Mirecourt, JTL, approx. 1920   - frog

This affordable and much recommendable French violin bow was made approx. 1920 in Mir ...

Inventory No.: B783
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Probably J.T.L.
Weight: 61.2 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1200.0 €

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 3/4 - Old German violin, clear strong tone
  • Attractive antique Mittenwald violin, approx. 1900 - powerful sound
  • H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, c.1930
  • French 3/4 violin bow. Ary France, Mirecourt
  • Alois Fütterer, Mittenwald violin c.1930
  • Violin of quality from Markneukirchen,. Kurt Raabs, 1930's
  • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna - concert master choice!
  • Older Markneukirchen violin, 1940's
  • SALE: Antique German 3/4 violin. For young talents, Markneukirchen
  • Gold mounted violin bow. Markneukirchen c.1920
  • Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow. Circa 1920
  • Cristiano Ferrazzi. Italian violin op. 120
  • German violin. Made by F. C. Louis, Saarbrücken, early 20th century
  • George Adolphe Chanot, soloist violin no. 212
  • French violin bow, Jerome Thibouville-Lamy (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Antique, mid 19th century violin from Klingenthal, approx. 1850
  • Antique Mittenwald violin by Neuner & Hornsteiner
  • French violin by J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Antique violin from Saxony, approx. 1880
  • German Violin, probably Meinel & Herold
  • Antique Czech lion's head violin - tradidtion & fiddle
  • Old German violin, Maggini model
  • SALE: French violin. J.T.L. Mirecourt