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violin baroque bow at 1720 french style
violin baroque bow at 1720 french style
viola baroque bow Stadler model
viola baroque bow Stadler model
viola baroque bow with ironwood and ivory
viola baroque bow with ironwood and ivory
cello baroque bow at 1730
cello baroque bow at 1730

baroque bows

Baroque Bows

Baroque bows (1630 – 1750) are different from the modern bow, materially and in construction. In the baroque era the best bows were made from tropical wood, usually snakewood or ironwood. The same is true today.

With its fine measurements, light weight, little camber and narrow band of hair, it is possible to play baroque bows with a quick response and clear articulation. They can sound very pure and elegant.
In a very short time every musician realizes that this is the perfect bow for baroque music.

The models for my own baroque bows come from a time between 1650 and 1720. They have a screw frog. The stick is made from snakewood or ironwood. Frogs and buttons are either made of wood or certified ivory. I also build bows with clip-in frog on request.

Prices Baroque Bows

Violin / Viola from € 1500,-
Cello from € 1500,-