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Cello bows

Cello bows range in weight from 78 to 82 grams.  Some cellists prefer heavier bows, some prefer lighter bows.  Balance is as important as weight.  You will find a variety of bows in a range of weights.

I have cello bows ranging in price from $300.00 to $5000.00.  I specialize in bows made of Pernambuco.   I carefully hand select each bow for its weight, balance, quality of wood, quality of workmanship, and style.  I am confident that if you are looking for a bow, you will find one you like.

Bows between $300.00 and $600.00 are generally Pernambuco with nickel silver mountings.  

Bows between $600.00 and up are generally Pernambuco with silver mountings, or in some cases gold mountings.

Elias Guasti, Fornaciarri, Alfred Knoll, J.G. Bottoni, Horst John, Cirilo, Otto Durrschmidt, D. Silveira, Manoel Francisco, Marco Raposo, D. Otoni, J.P. Gabriel, Andre' Delmont, Schaeffer, Andre Werlong, De Marchi, Juliano Oliveira, Marcelle Weber, Heliomar Cirilo, K.L. Meisel, Ronaldo Siqueira, D. Carvalho, Fornaciari, J.G. Bottoni, Lothar Seifert, Josef Sandner, Francois Nicholas Voirin.

$1000 to $2000-

A few of the bows I have are described here.

Joseph Peter Gabriel- Germany

The bow is stamped "JP Gabriel**" on the shaft.  The shaft is Pernambuco wood of a dark reddish brown color, carved round.  The frog is ebony with a silver ferrule, shell eyes with silver rings, and a shell slide.  The adjuster is ebony with two silver rings and a round shell inlay.  The weight is 80 grams.

The bow is stamped "JP Gabriel**" on the shaft.  The shaft is Pernambuco wood of a dark reddish brown color, carved octagonally.  The frog is ebony with shell eyes with silver rings and a shell slide.  The adjuster is ebony with two silver rings and a round shell inlay.  The weight is 82 grams. 

Horst John- Brasil

Horst John was a German who lived in Brasil.  He started out as a pernambuco dealer.  Many European bow makers went to Brasil to buy wood from him.  He asked them quesions and eventually started a bow making industry in Brasil that is thriving now.  Most of the current bow makers in Brasil today got their start at Horst John bows, or learned from somebody who learned at Horst John bows.  Jacy Sousa runs the business now after many years of working with Horst John.  Jacy has continued to make improvements to the business and offers fine bows at great prices.  I have a good selection of bows from $400 to $2000.00.  

$2000 TO $5,000 and above-

Francois Nicholas Voirin. Paris.

Roger Zabinski- Saint Anthony, Minnesota

Lee Guthrie- Saint Paul, Minnesota

David Forbes- Gainesville, Florida

3/4 size Cello bows;

Jos. Martin, Kramer, Ary France, John Brasil, Manoel Francisco, Josef Martin, Pierre Dumas, Erich Steiner, 

1/2 size Cello bows;

Marco Raposo, John Brasil, C. Almeida,

Many more bows will be added soon.  If you don't see what you are looking for, call me, I may have it.


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