CUSTOM WVS MODELS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR OUR SHOP

We currently have four models of composite bows that we have worked with our manufacturer to design to our shops specifications.  They include our shops custom logo and brand to the stick.  We feel that these are the best playing bows for the price point, and by putting our name on them we are putting our reputation behind them as well. 

WVS Protégé Composite Bow

Composite (Fiberglass/Carbon)

Violin - $62 / Viola - $69 / Cello - $88 / Bass - $130

The WVS Protégé violin bow is our most popular model for beginners to advancing students. The composite stick is made from carbon fiber & fiberglass. The rigidity helps with the common “wiggle” when playing long slow bow strokes and the balance is much more controllable than any other bows we have handled in this price range. This is a step up from typical fiberglass bows.
*Ask about our generous “rehair program” with the Protégé. Sizes: 4/4-1/16

 

Wyatt Violin* (one star) Carbon Fiber Bow

Graphit/Carbon Fiber

Violin - $95 / Viola - $99 / Cello - $150 / Bass - $235

The Wyatt Violin * is an affordable and well-balanced carbon fiber violin bow with a beautifully finished black stick. This violin bow is a good choice for beginning to advancing players.  The horsehair is high quality, on a round (carbon fiber-graphite) stick, ebony frog fully mounted with nickel-silver, Parisian eye, three-part adjuster and faux whalebone winding with leather grip. 

Sizes:  4/4-1/16

Wyatt Violin** (Two Star) Braided Carbon Fiber Bow

Braided Carbon Fiber

Violin - $135 / Viola - $140 / Cello - $210 / Bass - $310

The Wyatt Violin ** braided carbon fiber bow combines the latest in carbon fiber technology, is strong, easy to control, durable, a delight to play, and provides a rich, clear tone. This bow is perfect for electric violins. 

Available sizes: 4/4 - 1/8.

 

Wyatt Violin *** (Three star)

HYBRID - Pernambuco wood wrapped Carbon Fiber

Violin - $220 / Viola - $230 / Cello - $275 (4/4 only) / Bass - N/A

The Wyatt Violin ***  bow has a flamed Pernambuco wood wrap over a carbon fiber stick, giving the durability of a fine quality carbon stick with some tonal properties of a Pernambuco wood bow.  Full-lined ebony frog with Parisian eye, 3-part button with eye, thread/wire grip.

Available sizes: 4/4 - 1/2.


Other Student to Advanced Level Bows:

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Eastman K. Holtz

Fiberglass Student model Bow - Available in all sizes.

Violin - $56 / Viola - $64 / Cello - $78 / Bass - $98

The K. Holtz bow is designed with the beginner's budgets and needs in mind. They are extremely durable, setup with real horse hair, and feature ebony frogs mounted in nickel silver and mother-of-pearl. The bows are wound with silver-plated wire and are equipped with a genuine leather grip.  

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Eastman Cadenza Bows

Durable, handles easily, and produces a great sound.  A good value for all players.

Cadenza - Nickel mounted, ebony frog bow with black carbon fiber stick
Violin: $130             Viola: $140              Cello: $155            Bass: $320

Cadenza * - Nickel mounted, ebony frog bow with unique woven titanium colored carbon fiber stick
Violin: $160          Viola: $170           Cello: $190  

Cadenza ** - Nickel mounted, ebony frog bow with unique Pernambuco faced carbon fiber stick
Violin: $245              Viola: $265               Cello: $295

 Arcos Brasil Carbon Fiber Bow 1011 model  Carbon Fiber  - Available in all sizes.   Violin - $ / Viola - $ / Cello - $ / Bass - $  Arcos Brasil Carbon Bows The Carbon Fiber line of bows was developed to provide a low cost alternative to inadequate quality bows available in the market. With a traditional design, these well balanced bows offer the beginning students a good start, allowing for the development of their playing talents. Our carbon bows are offered in two levels, matte black finish and braided finish. Violin and cello bows including fractional sizes, bass bows in both French and German styles and viola bows are available.

Arcos Brasil Carbon Fiber Bow 1011 model

Carbon Fiber - Available in all sizes.

Violin - $ / Viola - $ / Cello - $ / Bass - $

Arcos Brasil Carbon Bows The Carbon Fiber line of bows was developed to provide a low cost alternative to inadequate quality bows available in the market. With a traditional design, these well balanced bows offer the beginning students a good start, allowing for the development of their playing talents. Our carbon bows are offered in two levels, matte black finish and braided finish. Violin and cello bows including fractional sizes, bass bows in both French and German styles and viola bows are available.


Pernambuco Bows

 
 Wyatt Violin Shop   Silver Mounted Pernambuco   Violin - $300/ Viola $360/ Cello $450 / Bass n/a  These pernambuco bows are carefully hand selected by Mr. Wyatt. Quality of wood, balance, weight, and play-ability are the main focus when we aquire these wonderful bows. We brand our shops name on them to ensure we stand behind them 100%. An excellent value for a student wood bow.

Wyatt Violin Shop

Silver Mounted Pernambuco

Violin - $300/ Viola $360/ Cello $450 / Bass n/a

These pernambuco bows are carefully hand selected by Mr. Wyatt. Quality of wood, balance, weight, and play-ability are the main focus when we aquire these wonderful bows. We brand our shops name on them to ensure we stand behind them 100%. An excellent value for a student wood bow.

 L'Archet Brasil - VNN  (assorted makers)    Nickel fitted fine quality Pernambuco sticks, Parisian eye 1/2 mounted ebony frogs   Violin - $385/ Viola $/ Cello $ / Bass n/a  Nickel Fitted Bows from select pernambuco wood, naturally aged and dried to ensure the finished bow will hold its form; these bows are high quality pernambuco and an incredible value. The frogs on this model are 1/2 lined, saving cost without sacrificing playability or tone.  L'Archet Brasil  bows are made by a small group of Brazilian bow makers who have dedicated themselves to the art of fine bow making. With each maker coming from a background of working in some of the leading workshops in Brazil, their meticulous attention to detail and selection of materials make owning and play these bows and absolute joy.

L'Archet Brasil - VNN (assorted makers)

Nickel fitted fine quality Pernambuco sticks, Parisian eye 1/2 mounted ebony frogs

Violin - $385/ Viola $/ Cello $ / Bass n/a

Nickel Fitted Bows from select pernambuco wood, naturally aged and dried to ensure the finished bow will hold its form; these bows are high quality pernambuco and an incredible value. The frogs on this model are 1/2 lined, saving cost without sacrificing playability or tone. L'Archet Brasil bows are made by a small group of Brazilian bow makers who have dedicated themselves to the art of fine bow making. With each maker coming from a background of working in some of the leading workshops in Brazil, their meticulous attention to detail and selection of materials make owning and play these bows and absolute joy.


 

Arcos Brasil:

Then 1997 Celso de Mello and Vito Vissicaro started Arcos Brasil USA, aimed at distributing the best products for the trade in North America. They offer free advice in bow care, maintenance, and dealer referrals to anyone interested. Every member of Arcos Brasil is proud of contributing to the process by which musicians evolve in the perfection of their artistry. Our own bow workshop is located in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, a beautiful site 30 minutes from the Atlantic. Here, our great team of skilled artists put together their efforts for the production of bows following historical methods.

 Arcos Brasil - VNN  (assorted makers)    Nickel fitted fine quality Pernambuco sticks, Parisian eye ebony frogs   Violin - $630 / Viola - $650 / Cello - $720 / Bass - $880  Nickel Fitted Bows From select pernambuco wood, naturally aged and dried to ensure the finished bow will hold its form; our nickel bows are expertly made and guaranteed to contribute to any young musician’s experience.

Arcos Brasil - VNN (assorted makers)

Nickel fitted fine quality Pernambuco sticks, Parisian eye ebony frogs

Violin - $630 / Viola - $650 / Cello - $720 / Bass - $880

Nickel Fitted Bows From select pernambuco wood, naturally aged and dried to ensure the finished bow will hold its form; our nickel bows are expertly made and guaranteed to contribute to any young musician’s experience.

 Marco Raposo - VNN  (assorted makers)    Nickel fitted fine quality Pernambuco sticks, Parisian eye ebony frogs   Violin - $692 / Viola / Cello / Bass  Pernambuco specie, round section. Mounted and wound with nickel and leather thumb grip. Marco Raposo bows use reclaimed pernambuco. This means that the wood comes from old fences, old constructions and railroad ties made out of pernambuco wood from the beginning of the 20th century. For more information on the reclaimed pernambuco that Marco Raposo uses for his bows please visit  www.pernambucowood.com

Marco Raposo - VNN (assorted makers)

Nickel fitted fine quality Pernambuco sticks, Parisian eye ebony frogs

Violin - $692 / Viola / Cello / Bass

Pernambuco specie, round section. Mounted and wound with nickel and leather thumb grip. Marco Raposo bows use reclaimed pernambuco. This means that the wood comes from old fences, old constructions and railroad ties made out of pernambuco wood from the beginning of the 20th century. For more information on the reclaimed pernambuco that Marco Raposo uses for his bows please visit www.pernambucowood.com

 Arcos Brasil - VNS  (assorted makers)    Silver fitted choice Pernambuco sticks, ebony frogs with Parisian eyes   Violin - $840 / Viola - $860 / Cello - $1,000 / Bass - $1,600  Specially designed frogs fitted with sterling silver can be found on our silver bows. Select quality straight grain wood blanks are effectively used by our bowmakers in the craft of these bows. Available with fleur-de-lys inlayed horn or snakewood frogs.

Arcos Brasil - VNS (assorted makers)

Silver fitted choice Pernambuco sticks, ebony frogs with Parisian eyes

Violin - $840 / Viola - $860 / Cello - $1,000 / Bass - $1,600

Specially designed frogs fitted with sterling silver can be found on our silver bows. Select quality straight grain wood blanks are effectively used by our bowmakers in the craft of these bows. Available with fleur-de-lys inlayed horn or snakewood frogs.

 Marco Raposo - VNS  (assorted makers)    Silver fitted choice Pernambuco sticks, ebony frogs with Parisian eyes   Violin - $692 / Viola / Cello / Bass  Pernambuco specie, round section. Mounted and wound with nickel and leather thumb grip. Marco Raposo bows use reclaimed pernambuco. This means that the wood comes from old fences, old constructions and railroad ties made out of pernambuco wood from the beginning of the 20th century. For more information on the reclaimed pernambuco that Marco Raposo uses for his bows please visit  www.pernambucowood.com

Marco Raposo - VNS (assorted makers)

Silver fitted choice Pernambuco sticks, ebony frogs with Parisian eyes

Violin - $692 / Viola / Cello / Bass

Pernambuco specie, round section. Mounted and wound with nickel and leather thumb grip. Marco Raposo bows use reclaimed pernambuco. This means that the wood comes from old fences, old constructions and railroad ties made out of pernambuco wood from the beginning of the 20th century. For more information on the reclaimed pernambuco that Marco Raposo uses for his bows please visit www.pernambucowood.com

 Arcos Brasil - VNS- Snakewood  (assorted makers)    Silver fitted choice Pernambuco sticks, fleur-de-lys inlayed, Snakewood or Horn frogs.   Violin - $1,100 / Viola - $1,030 / Cello - $1,220 / Bass - $1,800  Specially designed frogs fitted with sterling silver can be found on our silver bows. Select quality straight grain wood blanks are effectively used by our bowmakers in the craft of these bows. Available with fleur-de-lys inlayed horn or snakewood frogs.

Arcos Brasil - VNS- Snakewood (assorted makers)

Silver fitted choice Pernambuco sticks, fleur-de-lys inlayed, Snakewood or Horn frogs.

Violin - $1,100 / Viola - $1,030 / Cello - $1,220 / Bass - $1,800

Specially designed frogs fitted with sterling silver can be found on our silver bows. Select quality straight grain wood blanks are effectively used by our bowmakers in the craft of these bows. Available with fleur-de-lys inlayed horn or snakewood frogs.

 Arcos Brasil - VNS limited edition  (assorted makers)    Silver mounted & crafted using the best choice Pernambuco sticks following traditional French methods.   Violin - $1,250 / Viola - $ / Cello - $ / Bass - $  Specially designed frogs fitted with sterling silver can be found on these "Limited Edition" bows. Select quality straight grain wood blanks are effectively used by our bowmakers in the craft of these bows.

Arcos Brasil - VNS limited edition (assorted makers)

Silver mounted & crafted using the best choice Pernambuco sticks following traditional French methods.

Violin - $1,250 / Viola - $ / Cello - $ / Bass - $

Specially designed frogs fitted with sterling silver can be found on these "Limited Edition" bows. Select quality straight grain wood blanks are effectively used by our bowmakers in the craft of these bows.

 *Arcos Brasil - VNS Special Edition  (assorted makers)    Silver mounted & crafted using the best choice Pernambuco sticks following traditional French methods.   Violin $1,560 / Viola $1,650 / Cello $1,760 / Bass $2,000  The finest choice of pernambuco wood is used on Special Edition bows. The frogs have a distinct style and are individually made from high quality ebony, fitted with gold or sterling silver and beautiful abalone details. Makers of Special Edition bows had the privilege to apprentice under the guidance of Mr. Pierre Guillaume at his atelier in Brussels.

*Arcos Brasil - VNS Special Edition (assorted makers)

Silver mounted & crafted using the best choice Pernambuco sticks following traditional French methods.

Violin $1,560 / Viola $1,650 / Cello $1,760 / Bass $2,000

The finest choice of pernambuco wood is used on Special Edition bows. The frogs have a distinct style and are individually made from high quality ebony, fitted with gold or sterling silver and beautiful abalone details. Makers of Special Edition bows had the privilege to apprentice under the guidance of Mr. Pierre Guillaume at his atelier in Brussels.

 *Arcos Brasil - Replica  (assorted makers)    Replicas Peccatte, Sartory, Lamy Silver fitted best choice Pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs inspired by the French masters   Violin $2,400 to $2,500 / Viola $ / Cello $ / Bass $  Replicas Peccatte, Sartory, Lamy Silver fitted best choice Pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs inspired by the French masters. The finest choice of pernambuco wood is used on Special Edition bows. The frogs have a distinct style and are individually made from high quality ebony, fitted with gold or sterling silver and beautiful abalone details. Makers of Special Edition bows had the privilege to apprentice under the guidance of Mr. Pierre Guillaume at his atelier in Brussels.

*Arcos Brasil - Replica (assorted makers)

Replicas Peccatte, Sartory, Lamy Silver fitted best choice Pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs inspired by the French masters

Violin $2,400 to $2,500 / Viola $ / Cello $ / Bass $

Replicas Peccatte, Sartory, Lamy Silver fitted best choice Pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs inspired by the French masters. The finest choice of pernambuco wood is used on Special Edition bows. The frogs have a distinct style and are individually made from high quality ebony, fitted with gold or sterling silver and beautiful abalone details. Makers of Special Edition bows had the privilege to apprentice under the guidance of Mr. Pierre Guillaume at his atelier in Brussels.

 *Arcos Brasil - Gold  (assorted makers)    Gold fitted best choice Pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs inspired by the French masters   Violin $3,300 / Viola $3,600 / Cello $3,800 / Bass $4,800  Gold Fitted Bows Our absolutely best, no compromise in quality, superb workmanship by our finest bowmakers clearly translates into an impressive bow with incomparable attributes. The finest choice of pernambuco wood is used on Gold Edition bows. The frogs have a distinct style and are individually made from high quality ebony, fitted with gold or sterling silver and beautiful abalone details. Makers of Special Edition bows had the privilege to apprentice under the guidance of Mr. Pierre Guillaume at his atelier in Brussels.

*Arcos Brasil - Gold (assorted makers)

Gold fitted best choice Pernambuco sticks and ebony frogs inspired by the French masters

Violin $3,300 / Viola $3,600 / Cello $3,800 / Bass $4,800

Gold Fitted Bows Our absolutely best, no compromise in quality, superb workmanship by our finest bowmakers clearly translates into an impressive bow with incomparable attributes. The finest choice of pernambuco wood is used on Gold Edition bows. The frogs have a distinct style and are individually made from high quality ebony, fitted with gold or sterling silver and beautiful abalone details. Makers of Special Edition bows had the privilege to apprentice under the guidance of Mr. Pierre Guillaume at his atelier in Brussels.


Some other Brands of Bows we carry:

John Brasil,  Sousa Bows,  John Paul & many more.


Advanced & Professional level Bows

We have a large selection of Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Bows to fit any budget. 
Only a portion of our inventory is listed on this website and our inventory is constantly changing. 
This is a small list of what we have available, please contact us with any questions. We hand select each bow based on quality of workmanship, balance, and play-ability with the goal of having only the best examples available for the price.
(We have 100's of old German, English, American, & French bows available)

Violin

FN Voirin, France G/T
H.R. Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen Mid Century
Eugene Sartory, Paris
(w/ cert from Salchow)
(SOLD)
Eugene Sartory, Paris c.1905 (w/ cert from Salchow)
Joseph Arthur Vigneron, Paris, c.1900 (w/ cert from Salchow) 
W.E. Hill & Sons, by Watson, fluer delese G/T, England
W.E. Hill & Sons, England c.1940 (WE H&S)

W.E. HILL & SONS, by Bishop, England 1926. (S/T 59g)
Bernard Ouchard for Vidoudez, Geneve
 Otto A. Hoyer, Pariser, Markneukirchen 1922 (G/E)
Marcel Lapierre, Mirecourt, mid 20th century
 (w/ cert )
Joseph Arthur Vigneron, Paris (repair to head)
Alfred Lamy, France
Otto Hoyer branded Leon Pique

Voirin model by Herrmann Richard Pfretzschner, c. 1900.  (stamped Voirin a Paris)
Pajeot model, Keith Bearden, 1982.
Franz Albert Nurnberger Jr., Markneukirchen c. 1930. 59.5g
Franz Albert Nurnberger Jr., Markneukirchen c. 1900. 
(Wurlitzer's initials branded to end of stick)
Rodney D. Mohr, Ohio 2015  (maker’s certificate) (Multiple examples)
Otto Hoyer, Germany c. 1940  59g
Leon Pique branded bow by Otto Hoyer c.1930
G.A. Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen c. 1930. 62g (Treble Clef to frog)
Albert Schuster with a stanhope "picture lens", Germany c.1930.  The lens reveals an image of Paganini. 59.5g
Franz Albert II, Markneukirchen, earl part of the 20th century.
Carl Albert Nurnberger, Germany c. Early 20th Century.
(Sold) Carl Albert Nurnberger for E. HERRMANN, Berlin c. 1930.
Richard Weichold, Dresden c. Late 19th century. 
Otto Hoyer for John Friedrich
Warren & Sons, by Kieth Bearden
(w/ Warren photo cert)
Warren & Sons, by Kieth Bearden (w/ Warren photo cert)
D. Chagas for Arcos Brasil, 2017 (Gold Fitted)
D. Chagas for Arcos Brasil, 2018 (Gold Fitted)
Herrmann Richard Pfretzschner, Early 20th century
E. Bodach-Turner, American
Sarasate Virtuoso, French
D'APRES PECCATTE, France 62g
A fine example Herrmann Richard Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen 1955
Gottfried Sturm, Germany mid-century
Peter Stordock, American
GA Pfretzschner
Gustav Prager, Germany early 20th century
German c.1930
Eduard Reiner, Germany c.1930
French, silk wrap, c.1910
TOURTE branded German bow with wild flame
Albert H. Karr
Leon Pique, germany c.1930
Conrad Gotz

 

(Multiple examples, over 30 more old bows)

 

Viola & Cello

A good viola bow by François Lotte, Mirecout, France ca. 1930.  (w/ Cert.)

A good Viola bow by Morizot Frères, France after 1937.  (w/ Cert)

A German viola bow by Hermann Richard Pfretschner, Markneukirchen ca. early 20th century. 

A good viola bow by Adolf C. Shuster, Markneukirchen ca. 1940.

A fine viola bow by Arthur Bultitude

A fine English viola bow by Garner Wilson

A fine English viola bow by William Watson

Albert Nurnberger (Multiple examples)

Emile Dupre

more to come as we update this page!

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