Hintergrundbild
violin classical bow model L. Tourte
violin classical bow model L. Tourte
Violinbogen Dodd-Modell
Violinbogen Dodd-Modell
violin classical bow at 1800
violin classical bow at 1800
Violinbogen deutsches Modell ca. 1780
Violinbogen deutsches Modell ca. 1780
violin classical bow Vienna model
violin classical bow Vienna model
cello classical bow model L. Tourte
cello classical bow german model

classical bows

Classical Bows

During the time when classical bows developed (1750-1830) there wasn’t a standard model or design for bows. Common characteristics of all models of that time were frogs and buttons without metal, light weight and a special stick construction. Up to 1800 most classical bows were made with a hatchet head. The sticks were made from tropical wood. Ivory, bone or ebony was used for the frog and button.
Classical bows have a much greater significance than many people might think despite the short time they were produced. In some regions of Europe, musicians used them long after the arrival of the modern Tourte bow.

Classical bows sound clear and are rich in overtones; the classical repertoire can be played very easily and comfortably with them.
My own classical bows are faithful copies of original bows. Their sticks are either made of a specific kind of brazilwood or of ironwood. The frogs and button are mostly constructed from certified ivory and sometimes ebony.

Prices Classical Bows

Violin / Viola from € 2200,-
Cello from € 2500,-