corilon violins


Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.



More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.

Charles Louis Bazin: fine French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - frog
Charles Louis Bazin: fine French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - frog
Charles Louis Bazin: fine French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - frog
Charles Nicolas Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow - head
Charles Nicolas Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow - head
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Charles Louis Bazin
Length of back: 77.0 g

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

The large and magnificently curved head of this fine French cello bow is a self-assured demonstration of craftsman excellence at its finest. This French cello bow was made by Charles Louis Bazin when he was in his early thirties, and this biographical detail is relevant because it communicates more than merely a date. Having spent nearly ten years studying at one of the most famous bow-making ateliers in all of France – the one operated by his father, Charles Nicolas Bazin
the young Louis Bazin should be envisioned as one of the most highly qualified employees of the family-run company that was approaching the zenith of its professional success. At that time, Louis Bazin was still a few years away from starting his own family and taking on the family business. As the only one of the great Charles Nicolas Bazin’s sons who followed in his father’s footsteps, he focussed all of his effort on making bows. This cello bow has a delicately crafted round stick which reflects the highest quality, confirming that Louis would become a worthy successor as the head of the atelier. The original stamp reading “Gustave Bernardel” is also to be understood as a seal of approval, which is to say that an equally esteemed company chose to include this cello bow in its catalogue.
Made of the finest quality red-brown pernambuco, it measures 71.3 cm, and its classically tasteful premium fittings — a silver-mounted ebony frog, mother-of-pearl eye and silver capsule button — highlight its outstanding musical properties. The large and bright yet warm sound of this cello bow, which has been maintained in top condition, is complex and full of nuance. Its balancing point is measured at 25.2 cm, slightly towards the frog, offering precision and decisive playing properties. The cello bow has been completely set up and made ready to play at our specialist atelier. Its pedigreed provenance is confirmed by a certificate of authenticity by Markus Wörz from Munich.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this cello bow, the certificate option is available in the shopping cart.

Share it, make it social

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Older Mittenwald violin, 1960's
  • Antique French 3/4 violin with a strong tone - J.T.L.
  • Handsome old German violin. "Conservatory violin", approx. 1920
  • SALE Older English violin, made in the 1940's - warm, golden tone
  • Old Czech violin full of character, made in the Italian style, c.1910
  • Alfred Knoll viola bow. Silver mounted, a strong player
  • SALE Raffaele Calace, Italian Neapolitanian violin, 1916 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 1/4 - Fine French 1/4 violin bow. Morizot Frères (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE Fine Neuner & Hornsteiner 3/4 violin, Mittenwald, c.1850
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • Excellent silver mounted violin bow, stamped Felix Martin
  • Fine master violin bow by C.A. Hoyer, Markneukirchen
  • Excellent German violin bow after Lupot, approx. 1940
  • SALE 1920's German violin by Otto Ebner, Augsburg
  • SALE Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • French Richelme violin No. 23, Marseille 1869 - collector's piece
  • German master violin, Otto Gläsel, Gelsenkirchen
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
  • SALE Italian violin from the 1970's - warm, mellow sound
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine master violin, 1940's. Probably American
  • Neuner & Hornsteiner violin, Mittenwald c.1900
  • French violin, "Marque Apparut", 1936
  • Markneukirchen violin after Amati