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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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Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler - frog
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Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Germany
Maker: W. E. Dörfler
Weight: 60.4 g
Year: 2017
Price: 300.0 €

Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow - frog

Markneukirchen violin bow, bright, clear sound, lightweight

Inventory No.: B774
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 55.5 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 650.0 €

Good German violin bow, Markneukirchen - frog

Old German violin bow, Markneukirchen, warm, gentle sound

Inventory No.: B691
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 54.0 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 650.0 €


French violin bow, approx. 1920
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Simple but excellent French violin bow, approx. 1920

Inventory No.: B782
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Laberte
Weight: 62.9 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 680.0 €

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

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

Inventory No.: B747
Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 54.2 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 750.0 €

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

English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone

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


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

Inventory No.: B768
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: J.T.L. or Laberte
Weight: 63.6 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 750.0 €

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 €

Silver mounted violin bow, after Lupot - noble tone - frog

Old, silver mounted violin bow, after Lupot - noble, classy tone

Inventory No.: B745
Provenance: presumbaly England
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 63.2 g
Year: 1930/1940
Price: 990.0 €


German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog - frog

1950's German Markneukirchen violin bow, silver, with a blank frog

Inventory No.: B758
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.2 g
Year: 1950 circa
Price: 990.0 €

English violin bow, silver mounted, after James Tubbs - frog

English violin bow, silver mounted, after James Tubbs

Inventory No.: B711
Provenance: England
Maker: prob. Richardson
Weight: 58.0 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 990.0 €

German violin bow  - silver mounted frog

Silver-mounted violin bow, for K. van der Meer Amsterdam

Inventory No.: A58
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 63.2 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 1000.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Fine Italian viola by Marcello Martinenghi, 1949 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Modern handmade Markneukirchen violin, by E. Wenzel 1992
  • Jacques Camurat, 1958: A French Paris master violin
  • Didier Nicolas: Gorgeous French master violin, approx. 1810/1820
  • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
  • Morizot Frères, active French violin bow, Mirecourt
  • French master violin No. 34 by Paul Hilaire, 1950
  • Old Bohemian / Czech violin, approx. 1930
  • Fine French violin, Andre Coinus, Mirecourt 1927
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, c.1910, inventory of Eugen Gärtner Stuttgart
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Fine master violin by Marcus Klimke, contemporary elite violin maker (certificate Markus Klimke)
  • Luigi Lanaro, Padova, modern Italian violin, 1975 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey: French master violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
  • Italian violin, Francesco Cossu, 1979
  • Older Italian violin with a golden sound, 1970's
  • Giuseppe Lucci, fine Italian viola, Rome 1967 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • 3/4 - German 3/4 master violin, A. Fritsch, 1950
  • Decorated, antique 1850's German Klingenthal violin
  • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  • Outstanding Czech Violin by Mathias Heinicke, student of Eugeni Degani in Venice, 1911