Violin Bows

A curated selection of violin bows, each chosen for optimum quality, performance, and condition.

If you want to buy the best French bow, be prepared to spend a lot of money.

The best of the German makers, however, can still be had for much less. That makes an older German bow a tremendously good value in the market today. Many a concert artist has had a fine German bow in his case. Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler used Pfretzschner and Nürnberger bows.

These German bow makers—and many others—left legacies of great bows that have long been considered a great unrecognized resource. Major orchestral musicians, including those who already owned the best French bows, needed no persuasion to purchase a German bow.”

Phillip Kass, Strings Magazine, “Why Fine German Bows Are Such a Bargain”