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Cello bow | Cello bows

In some cello cases, the cello bow bides its time as an afterthought, a mere accessory which is often chosen only because so few other options are available in terms of cello bows. Especially for beginning cellists, however, the real question is whether their bow will be a stumbling block, if not an adversary, in their struggle to create a good sound, or if it will be a partner that will bring the cello's voice to life and forgive some of the inevitable errors that amateur musicians make. We apply high quality standards in selecting the fine premium-quality German, English and French cello bows for Corilon's online catalogue, and these same standards guide us in our search for older and historic cello bows at more affordable prices. This allows us to present you a hand-picked portfolio of cello bows in a broad price range, all of which are professionally worked over with new hair, leather and winding and ready to play, just like all of our other fine stringed instruments and violin bows. Search our website for bows of a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "French cello bow" or "German cello bow" into the search box. Buy German cello bows, French cello bows and master cello bows from Corilon violins: each one professionally restored and ready to play.

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French Ary cello bow, Mirecourt approx. 1980 - frog

French Ary cello bow, Mirecourt approx. 1980

Inventory No.: B802
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Ary France
Weight: 78.6 g
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 550.0 €

Markneukirchen Cello bow, 1920s - frog

Markneukirchen cello bow, 1960's

Inventory No.: B489
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 80.4 g
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 650.0 €

Fine quality French cello bow, Ary France - frog

French cello bow, Ary France - superior quality

Inventory No.: B803
Provenance: Carmaux
Maker: Ary France
Weight: 77.6 g
Year: approx. 1990
Price: 790.0 €


Silver Cello bow, Finkel, Switzerland - frog

Silver mounted Cello bow, Swiss Finkel workshop

Inventory No.: B774
Provenance: Brienz
Maker: Finkel workshop
Weight: 81,1 g
Year: approx. 2000
Price: 850.0 €

F. Chalupetzky, cello bow approx. 1940 - frog

German Cello bow by Franz Chalupetzky

Inventory No.: B321
Provenance: Dinkelsbühl
Maker: F. Chalupetzky
Weight: 82.9 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 990.0 €

Old cello bow, probably H. R. Pfretzschner, strong and active - frog

Old cello bow, probably H. R. Pfretzschner, silver mounted

Inventory No.: B715
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: probably. H. R. Pfretzschner
Weight: 75.3
Year: early 20th century
Price: 1500.0 €


Fine lightweight English cello bow for virtuoso performance

Fine English cello bow, lightweight, for virtuoso performance

Inventory No.: B582
Provenance: England
Maker: unknown
Weight: 70.0 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1600.0 €

Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920 - frog
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Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920

Inventory No.: B458
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Wilhelm August Pfretzschner
Weight: 75.9 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 1800.0 €

Fine cello bow from the 1920s - frog

Fine cello bow from the 1920s

Inventory No.: B432
Provenance: probably England
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 76.1 g
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2000.0 €


 Lothar Seifert - frog

Lothar Seifert, Fine and excellent silver mounted cello bow

Inventory No.: A76
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Lothar Seifert
Weight: 81.0 g
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 2200.0 €

Gustav Prager, approx. 1930 - frog

Gustav Prager: Fine silver mounted cello bow, approx. 1930

Inventory No.: B714
Provenance: Landwüst/Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Weight: 75.0 g
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 2300.0 €

Charles Nicolas Bazin cello bow - frog
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Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)

Inventory No.: B796
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Charles Louis Bazin
Weight: 77.0 g
Year: c.1905
Price: 8500.0 €


Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (certificate J.F. Raffin) - frog

Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Inventory No.: A23
Provenance: Paris
Maker: Henry Louis Gillet
Weight: 84.7 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 10000.0 €


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A Victor Fetique French soloist cello bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)

Inventory No.: B596
Provenance: Paris
Maker: Victor François Fétique
Weight: 81.6 g
Year: approx. 1925
Price: 10000.0 €

Nicolas Maline for J.B. Vuillaume, fine cello bow (J.F. Raffin)

Nicolas Maline for J.B. Vuillaume, fine cello bow (certificate J.F. Raffin)

Inventory No.: A24
Provenance: Paris, Mirecourt
Maker: Nicolas Maline
Weight: 76.5 g
Year: approx. 1850
Price: 18000.0 €



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
  • Nicolò Gagliano, 1762: Fine Neapolitanian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Old French violin, J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Markneukirchen violin by Meinel & Herold, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 20", Guarnerius model
  • Interesting modern violin by Beare & Son, Beijing 1995
  • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine Czech master violin after Guarneri, Schönbach, 1920
  • H. Emile Blondelet, old French violin, No. 235
  • Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow, c.1930
  • Luminous Red Mittenwald violin, approx. 1960
  • Old German violin, Saxony, approx. 1920
  • German Saxon violin with a clear, brilliant sound
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
  • Markneukirchen cello bow, 1960's
  • Very fine French viola bow by Pierre Testa, Paris (contemporary)
  • 1/2 - antique 19th century French 1/2 violin, c.1870
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Rare historic violin by Christoph Friedrich Hunger, Leipzig, 1776
  • German Violin made in the French style, Saxony, circa 1910
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)