Violin Bows For Sale Under £5K

Our current selection of fine violin bows for sale under £5,000. Chosen for all-round playing ability and tone.

Alecio Reis Violin Bow, Brazil/UK 2014

£800

Alecio Reis Violin Bow
Alecio Reis is a Brazilian bowmaker based in Cheltenham, UK. He has access to some superb pernambuco! This is a very attractive bow which he made for us a few years ago – it has been well used and much loved, but its owner has recently ugraded with us. We’re delighted to offer it again … More details


A Markneukirchen Violin Bow, Tubbs Copy circa 1920

£1,800

A Markneukirchen Violin Bow, Tubbs Copy
This is a very well observed Tubbs copy from the early 20th century, almost certainly made in Markneukirchen. It’s in perfect condition with no flaws or damages. The stick draws a big broad sound with very little effort, and performs well off the string too. An excellent all-rounder for an advancing player. More details


Günter Paulus Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1980

£1,850

Günter Paulus Violin Bow
Günter Paulus belongs to a large family of bow-makers stretching back to the 19th century. We have sold a number of his bows – all have been of the highest quality and excellent players. More details


Célestin Emile Clasquin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1930

£3,750

Célestin Emile Clasquin Violin Bow
A lovely French bow from one of the less well known makers of the early 20th century – very similar to EF Ouchard in style, also in feel. Robust yet quick on the draw, and pulling a big rounded tone. More details


WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, London circa 1935

£4,000

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow
There are few professional players who don’t have a Hill in their case. The firm’s reputation for quality and reliability is well deserved, and the bows carrying the WE Hill & Sons brand are always in demand. More details


Marcel Lapierre Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1950

£4,250

Marcel Lapierre Violin Bow
Marcel Lapierre is a highly under-rated French maker, and his bows represent exceptional value for money. This is a well preserved example with great playing qualities. More details


HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1960

£4,500

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
An exceptional gold mounted HR Pfretzschner violin bow in near perfect condition – and a big sound. More details


FN Voirin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

£4,500

FN Voirin Violin Bow
FN Voirin is close to the top of anyone’s list of makers. Here we are offering 4/5ths of a Voirin, since the upper fifth of the bow is a splice. However, the work is beautiful and the bow still has the special Voirin feeling. More details


Charles Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1960

£4,500

Charles Bazin Violin Bow
Charles Bazin was the last of a long line of Mirecourt makers, working alongside his father Louis Bazin for most of his life. He was a very consistent maker, and this bow is a superb player as you would expect. More details


Michael Taylor Violin Bow for Ealing Strings, London 1989

£4,750

Michael Taylor Violin Bow for Ealing Strings
Michael Taylor is a great contemporary maker who spent most of his working life at Ealing Strings. Now living and working in Spain, Michael continues to make bows of unusual beauty. More details


Hermann Prell Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1920

£4,750

Hermann Prell Violin Bow
This is the second bow we have by Hermann Prell, whose main claim to fame was the fact that he worked briefly for Sartory. Here we have a fine silver-mounted example in unblemished condition, and a great all-round player. More details


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