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  • Small cello bows

    Small cello bows (3)

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    Korean cello bows

    $ 70.00

    Sturdy beginner bow with wooden frog. Available for 4/4, 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 cello.

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    F.P.S. small size cello bows

    $ 102.00

    F.P.S. student cello bows.

    Available in 1/4, 1/8 and 1/10 size.

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    Vc100, Schumann, China, 2020

    $ 115.00

    Schumann bows are made in China, both from wood and from carbon fibre. This model is their entry-level wooden bow, but despite its modest price it is very neatly made, with Parisian eyes, nickel-silver mounts and an exotically-patterned abalone slide. The stick is strong and reliable, drawing a warm, full sound, and articulating cleanly.

    Available for 4/4 and 3/4 cello.

    Start sale price: $115.00

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    Vc88 C:Dix*

    $ 260.00

    Developed by the Dictum Company, this is a strong and responsive carbon fibre bow.

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    C467 “J. La Salle”, China, early twenty first century

    $ 300.00

    Lower grade Chinese student bows are, on the whole, vastly better-made than they were thirty or forty years ago. Frogs are neatly finished and almost always of ebony, lappings and thumb leathers are tidy and protected by clear plastic sleeves, and the sticks and heads are evenly and often skilfully carved. The major point of difference is in the wood of the stick: a large proportion are made from a very fine-grained species of Chinese beech wood. The better bows, however, are of pernambuco. This cello bow is a good example, with a strong, straight, pernambuco stick, a good camber and nicely executed octagonal facets.

    Start sale price: $300.00

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    Vc102 “Dörfler” #6A, Bubenreuth, Germany

    $ 340.00

    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. The stick is octagonal. 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” #7, Bubenreuth, Germany

    $ 420.00

    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 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

    $ 450.00

    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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    Vc108 JonPaul “Fusion” Cello Bow, USA

    $ 455.00

    The Utah-based company JonPaul Bows has, over the years, made a name for itself as a workshop producing high-class carbon-fibre bows. More recently, it has started sourcing and distributing bows for the student market, with a range that includes the “Fusion”. This line of bows is a blend, as they describe it, of technology and nature, a carbon-fibre core wrapped in a wooden sheath. The dual construction provides the strength and articulation we expect from carbon-fibre, along with additional warmth of tone, all for a very affordable price.

    This carbon fibre bow has a pernambuco veneer, ebony frog with abalone eyes and slide and a three-piece adjuster.

    Weight: 82.5 grams

    Start sale price: $455.00

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    “Dörfler” #15, Bubenreuth, Germany

    $ 590.00

    These well-made intermediate student bows are of pernambuco. The fully-lined African ebony frogs are finished with nickel mounts and pearl eyes, and have a three-piece button. 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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    Vc109 JonPaul “Jean-Paul” Cello Bow, USA

    $ 665.00

    JonPaul bows are handmade in Salt Lake City, USA, by a workshop led by Jon Hatch and Paul Prier, son of the noted Utah violin dealer Peter Prier. Most of their bows are made from carbon-fibre, but this new model, “Jean-Paul”, is carved from pernambuco, the traditional bow-making wood. The round stick is cleanly and elegantly finished, and the ebony frog has Parisian eyes and nickel silver mounts. At just over 80 grams, this bow would suit a player who likes a warm tone and an agile stick, without too much weight in the hand.

    Weight: 80.3 grams

    Start sale price: $665.00

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    “Dörfler” #17, Bubenreuth, Germany

    $ 799.00

    These well-made octagonal bows are of pernambuco, and would suit an advancing student. The fully-lined African ebony frogs are finished with nickel mounts and large pearl eyes, and have a three-piece button. 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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    C492 Unstamped “Vuillaume” style, Europe, mid-late nineteenth century

    $ 1,500.00

    This elegant, nineteenth century cello bow has silver mounts and a frog fitted onto the round pernambuco stick in the Vuillaume style. The head is elongated and swan-like, in keeping with the overall finesse of the bow, which draws a smooth, creamy sound. At 75.5 grams, it will suit a more lightly-built player progressing through the higher grades.

    Start sale price: $1,500.00

    Bow weight: 75.5 grams

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    C463, Marco Raposo, Brazil, 2020

    $ 1,750.00

    Marco Raposo’s bows are made in his workshop high in the mountains of Brazil, using a blend of French and German styles and techniques. The workshop has a commitment to sustainable harvesting of pernambuco wood, otherwise known as Pau-Brazil wood. In the wild, the species is an endangered tropical hardwood and has been the focus of much work by international luthiers and local Brazilian growers, who have discovered it makes an excellent planting companion to cocoa. Marco Raposo bows are made with wood harvested from the workshop’s own plantation. The tone produced by this bow is typical of good-quality pernambuco sticks—warm and characterful. The bow feels well-balanced in the hand and will suit an advancing student.

    Start sale price: $1,750.00

    Bow weight: 80.8 grams

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    S263 Stamped ‘Techler’, C. A. Reichel workshop, Markneukirchen, Germany, 19th century

    $ 2,500.00

    Despite the resemblance in the names, there is no connection with the Rome-based German violin maker, David Tecchler. The Reichel family were a numerous clan of luthiers and bowmakers largely based in Markneukirchen. C. A. Reichel stamped a wide range of student grade bows with the name ‘Techler; this cello bow, with its well-selected pernambuco stick and silver mounts, is one of the better examples.

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    S439 “A. Metzner”, Angers, France, late nineteenth century

    $ 2,700.00

    The “A. Metzner” whose name is stamped on this fine cello bow may well be the same maker as A. Metzner-Leblanc, known nowadays only through the work of the Mirecourt-born luthier Louis Martin. Martin trained originally as a bow maker before apprenticing as a violin maker. He later worked for the “A, Metzner-LeBlanc” workshop in  Angers, France, and then bought it just after the turn of the twentieth century. The bow has a strong, octagonal, pernambuco stick and silver mounts. At 79.1 grams, it would suit an advanced student or professional player looking for a slightly lighter bow with good playing characteristics.

     

    Start sale price: $2,700.00

     

    Bow weight: 79.1 grams

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