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


New Brazilian Violin Bow,
This is a very blingy Tourte model bow made from excellent Brazilian pernambuco, assembled and finished by Alecio Luiz Dos Reis, a young Brazilian maker living in the UK. It represents excellent value for money. The stick is of dark brown round section pernambuco, mounts are silver and ebony. More details

Edwin Herrmann Violin Bow, Schönlind circa 1930

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Edwin Herrmann Violin Bow
The Herrmann family were prominent bowmakers based in the Vogtland region of Germany dating back to the 18th century. This example by Edwin Herrmann (1893-1972) is very typical. More details

Günter Paulus Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1980

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Johannes Paulus Violin Bow
The Paulus family have maintained a very high standard of making over several generations, and I particularly like their bows. This is a lovely example with chased silver mounts. More details

Gotthard Schuster Violin Bow, Bubenreuth circa 1970


Gotthard Schuster Violin Bow
Gotthard Schuster (1903-1987) was a very fine craftsman who enjoyed a long association with Rembert Wurlitzer in New York. This bow is a pristine example of his work. More details

HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1940


HR Pfretzschner Violin Bow
It’s great to see the violin world finally waking up to the qualities of good German bows. There is absolutely no difference in quality of work or playability between fine French and German bows, and this Pfretzschner proves the point perfectly. Very elegant, made with superb materials, and a joy to use. More details

Roger Gérome Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1950


Roger Gérome Violin Bow
Roger Gérome was primarily a dealer in accessories and tonewood, but he developed a very successful relationship with various Mirecourt bow-makers and sold their bows under his own stamp or “Gérome-Devoivre”. This is a lovely example with fine detailing and excellent wood. More details

Célestin Emile Clasquin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1930


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


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

N. Lemaire a Paris Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1920


N. Lemaire a Paris Violin Bow
N. Lemaire a Paris was a trade name used principally by the firm of Paul Beuscher in Paris. This particular bow was probably made by EF Ouchard but supplied by Cuniot-Hury. All very complicated, but that’s French trade bows for you! More details

Louis Morizot Violin Bow for Collin-Mézin, Mirecourt circa 1930


Louis Morizot violin bow
Collin-Mézin is one of the best known names in the violin trade, and their violins show great artistry and attention to detail. The bows bearing the firm’s brand are equally desirable – the majority, like this one, made by the Morizot workshop in Mirecourt under the direction of Louis Morizot. More details

Richard Grünke Violin Bow, Bubenreuth circa 1965

£4,500 On trial

Richard Grünke Violin Bow
An exceptional gold-mounted bow by one of the most esteemed German makers of the 20th century. More details

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