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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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Roderich Paesold, violin bow - frog

German violin bow by Roderich Paesold - a soft player

Inventory No.: B004
Provenance: Baiersdorf
Maker: Roderich Paesold
Weight: 58.2 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 480.0 €

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 €

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

Lightweight, softish violin bow, silver mounted, Germany

Inventory No.: B784
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 56.8 g
Year: 1940 circa
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 €

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 €


German violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä - frog

Old German violin bow Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä

Inventory No.: B789
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Mathias Thomä
Weight: 58.5 g
Year: mid 20th century
Price: 950.0 €

Strong, active violin bow, by Klaus Ringer, Silver - frog

Strong, active violin bow, by Karl Heinz Richter, Silver

Inventory No.: B770
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Karl Heinz Richter
Weight: 63.5 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 950.0 €

silver mounted violin bow, Franz Bergner - frog

Powerful German violin bow, Richard Geipel

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


German Markneukirchen violin bow with a blank frog - frog

19w0's German Markneukirchen violin bow, with a blank frog

Inventory No.: B758
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 58.2 g
Year: 19w0 circa
Price: 990.0 €

Emil Max Penzel, master violin bow ca. 1930 - frog
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German master violin bow by Emil Max Penzel

Inventory No.: B801
Provenance: Erlbach
Maker: Emil Max Penzel
Weight: 59,5 g
Year: approx. 1930
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 €



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • H. Emile Blondelet, old French violin, No. 235, made 1924
  • Antique French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900
  • Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • 3/4 - Antique German 3/4 violin for young talents, Markneukirchen, c.1880
  • Very fine French viola bow by Pierre Testa, Paris (contemporary)
  • German Violin by Braun & Hauser München, approximately 1900
  • Modern handmade Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1980
  • Antique French Mirecourt violin, c.1880 after J. B., Vuillaume - warm, sweet tone
  • 19th century French violin, approx. 1880
  • German quality violin, Mittenwald style
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Johann Georg Schönfelder: fine Markneukirchen violin, c1790
  • Rare "Ritter viola", viola alta, Markneukirchen, c.1910
  • Excellent sounding old Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940
  • 3/4 - fine French 3/4 violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1880
  • Rare 5 string viola, masterpiece by Louis Dölling Jr., Markneukirchen, 1932
  • 3/4 - attractive old 1950's Markneukirchen 3/4 violin
  • Bubenreuth violin, Bernd Dimbarth No. 64
  • Powerful 1930's Markneukirchen violin, Guarnerius model - birdseye maple
  • Old German violin from Saxony, approx. 1920
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
  • Old Italian violin, Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1921
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1922: Markneukirchen, master violin after Guarnerius
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)
  • Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910