Bows

Our inventory is always changing, but generally includes new carbon fiber (composite) bows as well as new and previously-owned consigned pernambuco bows.  As with cellos, "used" bows are not less expensive than new when their quality is superior. 

Durrschmidt

Otto Durrschmidt silver mounted pernambuco stick, octagonal (Germany)

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  • Price $1400.00

Crowder

Pernambuco stick, octagonal, stamped NDC, believed to be made by Noel David Crowder. Ivory tip, silver winding, ebony frog mounted in silver, Parisian eye. Weight 84 grams.  Dark but clear sound  with lovely response for fast and slow strokes.  Previously owned, excellent condition.

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  • Price $4,200.00

Scott Cao

Pernambuco bow, round stick, nickel mounted, ebony frog with single eye,  3-piece button.  Wt 80.7g

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  • Price $400.00

Musing C2

 

Musing bows are made in Germany with a 3D-woven carbon shaft infused with epoxy.  The result is a stick whose resonance quality is similar to high quality pernambuco.  The C2  is nickel-mounted, the most affordable in the series, and includes a warranty.

 

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  • Price $550.00

Albin Hums

Albin Hums, bowmaker 1882-1959.  Stick is pernambuco, round, with silver-mounted ebony frog. 

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  • Price $1200.00

Arcus M8 Gold

The M series of bows are Arcus sticks with the most mass, which many of our players appreciate.  Properties and characteristics of the bow are all explained on Arcus' website.  Each player must experience the bow to see what it does for them personally.   Gold mounted, round stick, 72 grams.

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  • Price $5,500.00

Lloyd Liu

Very strong octagonal pernambuco stick, silver mount, ivory frog, 89g is nicely balanced.  Stamped LLOYD LIU NEW YORK.  Previously owned, excellent condition.

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  • Price $4,250.00

Coda Diamond SX

Diamond SX combines a graphite diamond-weave stick with a kevlar acoustic core.  10-year warranty. 

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  • Price $645.00

Herculano

Round pernambuco stick, silver mounted ebony frog, weight 80.3 g, stamped by the maker Camilo Herculano, Brazil

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  • Price $1200.00

Neuveville

Fine pernambuco bow, octagonal stick stamped "R. C. Neuveville" and on the reverse side "Swiss Made."  Silver mounted, ebony frog.  Weight 82 grams.  Previously owned, excellent condition.

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  • Price $3,500.00

Coda Diamond GX

Coda GX gold is top of the line in their Diamond series and comes with a lifetime warranty.  Weight range is usually ~80-82 grams

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  • Price $965.00

Comim

Pernambuco octagonal stick, half-lined ebony frog is nickel mounted. Made in Brazil and stamped by the maker E. Comim.  Bow weight is 80.3g

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  • Price $620.00

J.P. Gabriel

Octagonal pernambuco bow made in Germany, 82g, stamped  J.P. Gabriel ***.  Previously owned, excellent condition.

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  • Price $2500.00

W. Imberti

Pernambuco stick, round, full-lined ebony frog, nickel mounted, 81.5 g, made by Brazil, stamped by the maker W Imberti.

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  • Price $740.00

Penzel

Octagonal pernambuco stick, gold-mount ivory frog, bearing the stamp "K. Gerhard Penzel" between a pair of horizontal treble clefs.  Weight 84g.  Previously owned, excellent condition.

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  • Price $3,600.00

Coda Prodigy

Coda Prodigy's graphite stick with blended kevlar core has a metal alloy tip plate and an engineered Xebony frog. Available in 4/4 and 3/4 size.  5-year limited warranty.

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  • Price $374.00

Werlong

Round pernambuco stick, Nickel mount, full lined, ebony frog, Parisian eye, stamped Andre Werlong (Brazil)

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  • Price $700.00

G. Werner

Pernabuco bow, round stick, stamped G. Werner.  (Germany)   Weight ~ 80g - 82g

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  • Price $400.00

Seifert

Octagonal pernambuco stick, ebony frog stamped Seifert, previously owned

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  • Price $600.00

Crippa

Pernambuco stick, round, full-lined ebony frog, nickel mounted, 79.8 g, made by Brazil, stamped by the maker Vantuil Crippa.

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  • Price $740.00

Manoel Francisco

Art Deco style, silver mount ebony frog, 81.4g

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  • Price $1700.00

Oliveira Ni

SOLD  Round pernambuco stick, half-lined ebony frog, faux whalebone lapping, weight 81.8 grams.  Made in Brazil and stamped by the maker Juliano Oliveira.

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  • Price $620.00

John E. Sipe

Gold-mount bow, octagonal pernambuco stick, weight 81g, ebony frog, stamped JOHN E. SIPE.  Previously owned, excellent condition.

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  • Price $3,900.00

Juliano Oliveira

SOLD Pernambuco stick, round, ebony frog, Silver, mother of pearl button 82g

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  • Price $1200.00

Casara

Pernambuco stick is round, half-lined ebony frog, faux whalebone lapping, weight 80.4 grams.  Made in Brazil and stamped by the maker Casara.

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  • Price $620.00

L'Archet Brasil

Pernambuco bows, round stick, half-lined, nickel mounted, made in Brazil by a variety of makers.  Weights usually range from 79 - 83g

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  • Price $620.00

Siquiera

Pernambuco stick is round, half-lined ebony frog, nickel mounted, weight 80.7g.  Made in Brazil and stamped by the maker Siquiera.

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  • Price $620.00

Werner

Brazilwood workshop bow, octagonal stick, nickel mounted.  (Germany)  Weights ~ 80g - 82g

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  • Price $350.00

Werner BZ

Brazilwood bow, round stick.

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  • Price $300.00

Arcus brand

We started selling Arcus bows in 2000 when there were three models.  It was easy because the differences and prices were distinct.  Currently they offer three different series, each series has models 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ranging from $1280 to $8100.  The M and T series only come in round sticks, but the S gives you a choice of round or octagonal.  The level 8 is also available in silver or gold mount.  So all told, there are 28 models.   We carry limited stock but are happy to order models for serious shoppers who have determined they feel comfortable with the lighter weights and maneuverability of the bow, but need to fine tune the model they want.  Price usually eliminates some options, while weight and characteristics steer players in a more focused direction.  M Series is the preferred bow here, as it is the heaviest -- if you can consider 72g heavy -- and just more frequently selected.