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  • Small violin bows

    Small violin bows (9)

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    Korean violin bows

    $ 60.00

    Sturdy beginner bow with wooden frog. Available in 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 size.

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    Vn236 “Schumann”, carbon fibre, China, 2020

    $ 115.00

    “Schumann” carbon fibre bows are visually attractive, with cleanly-finished ebony frogs featuring Parisian eyes and colourful mother-of-pearl. The sticks share the now-common “tweed” style finish we see with many other carbon fibre bows of this value. The performance, especially in the context of the price, is a stand-out, with a clean, crisp spiccato, excellent articulation, even at the tip during fast string crossings, and a steady, smooth legato. All in all, a bow that’s hard to look past.

    Available in 4/4 and 3/4 size.

    Start sale price: $115.00

    Bow weight: 58.0 grams

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    Vn215 1/2 size Dictum Brazilwood violin bow

    $ 120.00

    This Brazilwood 1/2 size violin bow is a step up from our Korean bows, and weigh a little on the heavier side. It best suits an advancing beginner student.

    $120.00

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    Vn76 1/2 size Carbondix***

    $ 218.00

    Developed by the Dictum company, previously known as Gunther Dick, these well-made carbon-fibre rayon bows have a strong, stiff stick which, nonetheless gives both flexibility and subtlety. The finish is very good and the value for money excellent.

    Available for 1/2 size violin.

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    “Dörfler” #6, Bubenreuth, Germany

    $ 270.00

    The Brazilwood for these well-made student bows is Massaranduba, a particularly strong, hard species. As a result, the stick has very good playing characteristics for the price. The African ebony frogs are finished with nickel mounts and pearl eyes. Founded by Aegidius Dörfler four generations ago, “Dörfler” is still owned and operated by the Dörfler family, and produce a wide range of good-quality bows.

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    “Dörfler” #8, Bubenreuth, Germany

    $ 315.00

    The Brazilwood for these well-made student bows is Massaranduba, a particularly strong, hard species. As a result, the stick has very good playing characteristics for the price. The fully-lined African ebony frogs are finished with nickel mounts and elegant Parisian eyes. Founded by Aegidius Dörfler four generations ago, “Dörfler” is still owned and operated by the Dörfler family, and produce a wide range of good-quality bows.

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    Vn246, 3/4 size Unstamped “Schumann”, China, early twenty-first century

    $ 350.00

    This well-finished, silver-mounted, Chinese 3/4 size violin bow is marketed under the “Schumann” brand, although the stick itself is not stamped. The workmanship is very clean, and the pearl slide is particularly attractive. The stick, made from “Ipe” wood, a fine-grained alternative to pernambuco, is very steady on the string, articulates well and has a strong, clear spiccato. Silver mounts on a bow of this price is remarkably good value for money.

    Start sale price: $350.00

     

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    Vn245, 1/2 size Unstamped “Schumann”, China, early twenty-first century

    $ 350.00

    This well-finished, silver-mounted, Chinese 1/2 size violin bow is marketed under the “Schumann” brand, although the stick itself is not stamped. The workmanship is very clean, and the pearl slide is particularly attractive. The stick, made from “Ipe” wood, a fine-grained alternative to pernambuco, is very steady on the string, articulates well and has a strong, clear spiccato. Silver mounts on a bow of this price is remarkably good value for money.

    Start sale price: $350.00

     

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    C478 3/4 size Unstamped, Germany, early-mid twentieth century

    $ 450.00

    Despite its plain appearance, this German, pernambuco, three-quarter sized bow is lovely to play with. While it is a very typical length for this fractional size, the weight is more like that of a full-sized violin bow, making it a good choice for a more robust younger player who is advancing through the grades.

    Start sale price: $450.00

    Bow weight: 62.3 grams

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    C230 European, unstamped, 7/8 size:

    $ 485.00

    This bow has a brazilwood stick slightly shorter than the standard 4/4 length.

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    C475 Unstamped, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 495.00

    This German, pernambuco bow has an ebony frog with attractive pearl eyes and slide framed with nickel silver. The round stick produces a smooth, warm sound, and the bow bounces and articulates easily. At 60 grams, the weight will please most players. The bow will suit students in the middle grades.

    Start sale price:  $495.00

    Bow weight: 60.0 grams

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    C471 Unstamped, Germany, early twentieth century

    $ 550.00

    It is uncommon to come across a bow with such a distinctive frog. The slide and back plate feature alternate bands of ebony and bone, framed by nickel silver, and the Parisian eyes have small pearl eyes circled by bone rings, rather than the usual silver or nickel silver rings. A bi-coloured lapping complements the frog. The round stick is made of selected pernambuco and draws a clean but creamy sound.

    Start sale price: $550.00

    Bow weight: 59.2 grams

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    C479 3/4 size Unstamped, Germany, early-mid twentieth century

    $ 550.00

    Good quality European fractional-sized bows are hard to come by, so it has been a pleasure to restore this finely-finished, pernambuco bow, and discover its playing characteristics. A steady legato, easily accessed spiccato, clean articulation and a good balance in the hand will make this a very suitable bow for an advanced younger player.

    Start sale price: $550.00

    Bow weight: 57.15 grams

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    C419 violin bow stamped “Dodd”, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 595.00

    As with violins, bows produced by the large manufacturing workshops in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Germany, were named after famous makers, “Tourte” being the most popular stamp. F.X. Tourte’s English contemporary, John Dodd’s identity was also frequently borrowed, as was that of another, later English maker, James Tubbs. This light, elegant bow draws a warm, creamy sound, and sits steadily on the string for fast legato strokes.

    Start sale price: $595.00

    Bow weight: 57.4 grams

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    C472 Unstamped, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 595.00

    Despite its relatively plain appearance, this German violin bow has very pleasing playing characteristics, with a clean, smooth spiccato close to the balance point, and good legato and martelé qualities. Extra thickness in the round pernambuco stick has given it a weight that can transit to use as a light viola bow. Even so, the bow doesn’t feel heavy in the hand, and draws a warm, flexible sound.

    Start sale price: $595.00

    Bow weight: 64.7 grams

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    C473 “Paesold”, model #192, Germany late twentieth century

    $ 595.00

    The Roderick Paesold workshops have been producing good-quality student bows for over 100 years. The #192 model has a round, pernambuco stick, nickel silver mounts and Parisian eyes. This bow is very slightly heavier than average, at 60.8 grams, and produces a lively spiccato around 12cms past the balance point. Legato is steady, even after a strong attack, and articulation at all parts of the bow is good. The bow will suit players in the middle grades and those planning to advance.

    Start sale price: $595.00

    Bow weight: 60.8 grams

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