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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 €


Silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä - frog

Silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä

Inventory No.: B695
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Mathias Thomä
Weight: 58.7 g
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 750.0 €

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

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 €

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

Inventory No.: B737
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56.6 g
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 790.0 €

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 €


Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910 - frog
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Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910

Inventory No.: B752
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 62.4 g
Year: early 20th century
Price: 950.0 €

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 €

Fine 19th century English violin bow - frog
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Fine 19th century English violin bow

Inventory No.: B745/2
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 59.3 g
Year: 1880 - 1900
Price: 990.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique French Jacobus Stainer model violin, Mirecourt
  • Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin suitable for soloists, 1995 - warm, radiant tone
  • 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
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow
  • Lothar Seifert, strong silver mounted viola bow, c.1980
  • Lightweight violin bow by Otto Dürrschmidt, silver mounted
  • F. C. Pfretzschner, powerful, active violin bow - silver
  • German Violin by Ludwig Gläsel jr., Markneukirchen
  • Recommendable Italian violin, 1970's, probably Giudici - warm, golden sound
  • Old German violin, c.1900, with a warm, large sound
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1960's
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
  • WORKED OVER/ NEW SOUND SAMPLE: 3/4 - violin, elegant French "Copie de Stradivari"
  • Fine Viennese master violin by Franz Angerer, 1898
  • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. "Sarasate maitre" model
  • Fine German violin bow, Knopf workshop, approx. 1890
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna