CS9/ 98b Preowned ‘Baroque-style’ violin bow. Branded Williamson. Likely early 1990’s.


Pre-owned modern baroque-style violin bow. Branded Williamson.

Baroque bows generally look straight or bent slightly outwards in the middle, with an elegant “swan-bill” pointed head. They are typically made from strong, heavy snakewood.

By contrast, a modern bow is made from pernambuco and has a marked inwards bend, particularly when the hair is relaxed, and has a “hatchet” head at right-angles to the stick.