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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 fine violin bows for sale ranging from good quality German, English 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 violins, violas and viola bows and cello bows online. Search our website for old and antique violin bows of a special maker or 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: ready to play, with 30 days returns, optional certificate, each one approved by our professional violin makers. Sold violin bows.

German violin bow. Very good playing qualities

German violin bow. Very good playing qualities

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

Pernambuco Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1940 - ebony frog with pearl eye
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Modern violin bow. Bright, radiant tone

Inventory No.: B845
Provenance: probably Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.5 g
Year: approx. 1990
Price: 480.0 €

Good German violin bow, Markneukirchen - frog

SALE: German violin bow, Markneukirchen, warm, gentle sound

Inventory No.: B351
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.8 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 520.0 €


Markneukirchen violin bow with blank frog - head
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Excellent 1960's Markneukirchen violin bow

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
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Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone

Inventory No.: B583
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.1 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 550.0 €

Old German violin bow, 1950's  - frog

Excellent old German violin bow. Sweet, fluid sound, 1950's

Inventory No.: B843
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 57.5 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 650.0 €


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

Inventory No.: A108
Provenance: Baiersdorf
Maker: Roderich Paesold
Weight: 64.0 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 750.0 €

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

Violin bow - Silver mounted, Germany - Lightweight player

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

Albert Schuster violin bow. 1980's Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone

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

Soft stick, mellow tone: English Silver mounted violin bow

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

Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910 - frog

German Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1940 - warm tone

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

Powerful old violin bow, Markneukirchen c.1940

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
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German Violin bow. By Albert Thomä, Markneukirchen

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
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Lightweight violin bow by C. A. Hoyer. Markneukirchen c.1940

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

Fine violin bow. Silver mounted master violin bow, 1920's

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



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Excellent 1960's Markneukirchen violin bow
  • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
  • German Violin bow. By Albert Thomä, Markneukirchen
  • Lightweight violin bow by C. A. Hoyer. Markneukirchen c.1940
  • Antique Bohemian Czech violin,  approx. 1870
  • French violin J.T.L. Mirecourt, c.1930
  • Czech 7/8 violin. "Lady's violin", c.1940
  • French violin, Didelot by Laberte, Mirecourt, 1920's
  • Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Guillaume Maline: Rare violin, France, circa 1820
  • 3/4 - Violin by E. L. Gütter. Markneukirchen, approx. 1920
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 3/4 - excellent antique French 3/4 violin
  • Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • SALE: Richard Grünke: Fine contemporary violin bow
  • Fine German master bow, Hermann Prell school
  • Modern violin bow. Bright, radiant tone
  • Contemporary master violin by Bernd Ellinger, 2018
  • Klaus Münzner: Contemporary Saxonian master violin
  • Violin bow by Joseph Arthur Vigneron père (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850
  • 3/4 - violin, Klingenthal 19th century
  • 3/4 - violin by J.T.L. Compagnon
  • 3/4 - Fine antique French three-quarter sized violin, noble sound