Brazilwood & Pernambuco Bows






Page last updated Oct 9th 2016


* CS7/ 80c Full size German pernambuco silver mounted violin bow, made in the workshops of Otto Durrschmidt &pouind1,000.00


all enquiries to M V 0121 693 1214



At Moseley Violins, we stock a range of bows made from brazilwood and pernambuco woods,  round or octagonal sticks, with nickel silver,  silver and gold mountings.

Most of our stock are hand picked from our suppliers whose reps visit us on a regular basis, so please check on our availability . Do also check our range of Carbon Bow page for our range of carbon bows.

Handmade bows of distinction are available by commission from local maker A. Reis , originally from Brazil

CARLESSO Brazilian made bows ; made with Brazilian pernambuco wood . Both nickel and silver mounted violin , viola and cello bows are available upon request, including specially decorated mother of pearl and silver inlays , and Fleur d' Lys  inlays

THE SOUND POST: Best work from China including Concertante,  Orchestra, L G Chen wood and carbon fibre bows.

GEWA:  German and Swiss Atelier from Alfred Knoll, WE Dorfler, Franz Bergner, Otto Durrschmidt , Stenzil

STENTOR: German and Swiss Atelier from Finkel, W Ernst, Valois, Kuhnla, Lefin, Dorfler, Knoll,   E Bernard

ANDRE WERLONG: bow maker of distinction from Brazil. 


A selection of our bows currently in stock- please check with us on availability,

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Gold mounted bow by Jan Kudanowski, 1989

reconditioned at Moseley Violins , Oct 2016






CS7/ 59A Full size English handmade vln bow by Arthur Bultitude (pupil of William Retford), bow No 2 made in 1964. Octagonal pernambuco wood, silver mounted, silver/ ebony/ silver adjuster/ button, silver ferrule, solid silver wire lapping, leather thumbgrip, silver English rose design eye on tortoise shell frog, 59 grams



£3,000.00 SOLD

S7/ 59C French handmade violin bow by Roger Gerome (worked with Georges Barjonnet). C 1960's. Octagonal pernambuco wood. Gold mounted, tortoise shell, gold Parisian eye, gold ferrule, gold wire lapping, leather thumbgrip, plain gold adjuster/ button, 63 grams




£2,000.00 SOLD

CS7/ 57c Full size English violin bow, handmade by Jutta Walcher, once apprenticed to Garner Wilson, London, C 1990- 2000, pernambuco, silver mounted.




CS7/ 59e 4/4 Violin bow Full size Violin bow made by Jerome Thibouville Lamy , c 1960's £1,200.00

CST7/17/C Violin Bow by A REIS

Silver mounted with pernambuco wood stick, abalone shell back plate and slide,61gm





CS7/ 39 Violin Bow handmade by A Reis

Silver mounted with pernambuco wood stick



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CS7/ 59B Robert Weichold Dresden , c 1920's ; 59gm

GEWA 404252 Violin bow Silver mounted £777.00
GEWA 404251 Violin Bow Silver Mounted £742.00

CST7/ 17/ G New pernambuco wood stick , Silver mounted Violin bow by CARLESSO, Brazil

CS7/ 59D Violin bow by Gustav Prager 63gm; (head has been pinned) £600.00

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MV7/ 29c Full size German handmade violin bow by Klaus Werner Uebel, pernambuco silver mounted C1970-1980


New Marco Raposo Violin Silver bow 62.8gm by Jose Nilo, Made in Brazil with Brazilian Pernambuco wood Silver mounted with  wire lapping



GEWA Alfred Knoll Violin bow Silver mounted £475.00
GEWA 404181 Robert Reichel Silver mounted Violin bow £391.00

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CS6 03 A re-sale of a handmade Viola Bow by D Moinel








W E Dorfler Silver mounted with silver lined slide and decorated button £360.00
W Seifert 404435 viola Bow £320.00

ORCHESTRA Viola Bow Nickel mounted



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CS6/ 83B French Handmade Cello bow handmade by Louis Morizot, 1920's

Excellent example by this important French bowmaker, Ivory frog , silver mounted with silver wire lappping, abalone shell slide



CS6/ 100b German Cello bow by J Gerhard Penzel Branded with ***

Octagonal pernambuco wood stick Branded ebony frog, silver mounted



Cello bow by Marco Raposo, Handmade in Brazil 80.0 gm Brazilian Pernambuco wood stick ; silver mounted   

Please enquire £835.00
GEWA 404681 Robert Reichel Cello bow £547.00


CST7/17/E A Reis silver mounted pernambuco cello bow, 80 gm

Please Enquire £500.00
GEWA 404611 ATELLIER JAEGER Octagonal stick £172.00



Alfred Knoll BA512 3/4 Double Bass Bow £241.80
Stentor  1517 3/4 Double Bass Bow £82.00



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