Bows

Our inventory currently ranges from $190 - $4,500, a mix of pernambuco, carbon composites, new and consigned. 

Revelle Raven

Raven is our entry level bow which serves new students or those on a budget, and is an excellent backup bow when the cellist is ready for a better bow for their advancing skills.  The bow has a solid black graphite-fiber shaft which cannot warp or lose camber, and we have not experienced a comparable wood bow at this price. Weight usually 78-80 grams.  If you're here in SC, the stamp on the frog looks a little like our Gamecock!  Two-year limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials from date of purchase to the original owner.    Excludes damage caused by improper use, accident, solvents, modifications.

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  • Price $195.00

Scott Cao

Pernambuco bow, round stick, nickel mounted, ebony frog  3-piece button. Stick bears no stamp of the maker.  Weights between 78g and 81g.  This has been a reliable performer at this price point.

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  • Price $400.00

Coda Diamond NX

CodaBow's Diamond NX nickel mount bow comes with a 10-year warranty. 

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  • Price $468.00

3/4 Elias Guasti

Pernambuco round stick, nickel-mounted half-lined ebony frog, weight 72g

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  • Price $550.00

3/4 D. Chagas

Pernambuco round stick, nickel-mounted full lined ebony frog.  Weight 75g

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  • Price $700.00

Seifert

Octagonal pernambuco stick, ebony frog stamped Seifert, previously owned

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  • Price $600.00

Siquiera (Ni)

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

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

Werlong (Ni)

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

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  • Price $700.00

Crippa (Ni)

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

Herculano (Ni)

Round pernambuco stick is nickel mounted.  The frog and center of adjuster are made of snakewood.  Weight 80 grams

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  • Price $960.00

Luan Ruy (Ni)

Pernambuco stick, round, with nickel-mounted snakewood frog.  Stamped Luan Ruy

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  • Price $960.00

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

Juliano Oliveira

Pernambuco stick, L'Archet Silver Plus model.  82 g

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  • Price $1,200.00

Albin Hums

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

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  • Price $1200.00

Camilo Herculano

Round pernambuco stick, silver mounted ebony frog, weight 80.3 g, stamped by the maker.  Button is silver, ebony with mother of pearl.

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  • Price $1,200.00

Manoel Francisco

Stick is pernambuco, round, nickel mounted with snakewood frog.  Weight 82 grams.  From Brazil, stamped by the maker.

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  • Price $960.00

*Josef Sandner*

Octagonal pernambuco stick, ebony frog with engraved silver, weight 82 grams, made in Germany.

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  • Price $1,300.00

Durrschmidt

Otto Durrschmidt silver mounted pernambuco stick, octagonal (Germany)

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  • Price $1400.00

Coda Marquise GS

Coda's master bow is the Marquise GS, or gold standard.   The design, materials and craftsmanship in this model allow for more resonance, heightened response of the bow to the cellist, and needs to be experienced.  Whether this is your primary bow, or a secondary to a fine wood bow, its mid-weight ~81.5 g fits many players' comfort zone.

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  • Price $1400.00

M. Francisco

Pernambuco stick is round, horn frog is silver mounted with matching screw.  Weight 82.4 g

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  • Price $1,600.00

Arcus T5

The design and character of this bow may help if you want a lighter bow but are concerned about control at the tip.  Players' skill sets and expectations vary, as do the demands of the repertoire -- so results vary.  If you are visiting the shop, you may want to try it and see how it performs for you.

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  • Price $1700.00

L'Archet Art Deco

Pernambuco stick, round, silver mounted ebony frog, stamped Manoel Francisco, weight 84g

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  • Price $1,700.00

Horvat

Hand-made pernambuco bow, round stick, well balanced and light at 77g. 

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  • Price $2,000.00

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

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

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

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

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.

Stamped German c.1920

Brand is almost illegible, suggests J. Claude. Bow believed to be German c. 1920.  Pernambuco stick is dark reddish-brown, silver and ebony frog.  Button is not original.  Weight 81.5 grams.  More information upon request.

Unstamped German c.1920

Believed to be made in Germany.  Pernambuco stick is round, silver and ebony frog with round eyes, solid silver capped button.  Good condition.  Weight 72.6g  More details upon request.