Violinbows

Special Models and earlier Series

~ A-Series ~

The A-bows are as light as the S-bows, but their sticks are a little more flexible. They draw a remarkably open and clear sound and offer the easiest response. Their easy handling and agility make them the ideal bows for all baroque and classic repertoire.
Weight: ca. 48 gram. Round sticks

  • Model A9
  • Outfit Gold 585
  • Price 8.000 €
not available
  • Model A8
  • Outfit Gold 585
  • Price 5.100 €
not available
  • Model A7
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 3.300 €
  • Model A6
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 2.260 €
  • Model A5
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.560 €
  • Model A4
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.060 €

~ A-Series - classic ~

These A-bows are fitted with a classic square cut frog that is some grams more heavy and a thicker silver tip plate. This provides them with an especially steady feel and a somewhat darker sound.
Weight: ca. 50 gram. Round sticks

  • Model A7
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 3.300 €
  • Model A6
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 2.260 €
  • Model A5
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.560 €
  • Model A4
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.060 €
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~ M-Series - first edition ~

They are similar to the P-bows, only their sticks are a little more flexible. This renders the tone they draw especially warm. They are a perfect fit to all very bright sounding instruments.
Weight: ca. 52 gram. Round sticks

  • Model M7
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 3.300 €
  • Model M6
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 2.260 €
  • Model M5
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.560 €
  • Model M4
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.060 €
  • Model M3
  • Outfit Nickel
  • Price 795 €

~ M-Series - light ~

In this bows we combine the characteristics of the M-stick with the lighter outfit of the A-series. This results in bows of a weight around 50 grams and a sound that is balanced and round. They are perfect all round bows that match most instrument and suits every playing style and repertoire.
Weight: ca. 52 gram. Round sticks

  • Model M7
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 3.300 €
  • Model M6
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 2.260 €
  • Model M5
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 1.560 €

~ C-Series ~

We have desinged these bows to offer the special qualities of our bows at a very favourable price. We have cut costs only in the outfit, which is made in nickel and stainless steel. Both their sound and play is perfectly balanced. They are available with classic cut or with lighter frogs and a range of different weights. They are ideal student bows. Some professional players who purchased them originally as a backup bow now use them as their primary bows. Especially the C5 is a true concert bow with a gorgeous sound.
Weight: ca. 49 to 55 gram. Round sticks

  • Model C5
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel
  • Price 1.260 €
  • Model C4
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel
  • Price 980 €
  • Model C3
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel
  • Price 780 €
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~ X-Series ~

The X-bows are made for all those players who are looking for a perfectly performing bow but not necessarily in a very traditional appearance. The X-bows are fantastic bows that fit every stage and work just great with all acoustic and electric violins.
Weight: ca. 50 to 53 g. Round sticks

  • Model X5
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel, aluminium
  • Price 1.260 €
  • Model X4
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel, aluminium
  • Price 980 €
  • Model X3
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel, aluminium
  • Price 780 €

~ P7 Galliane ~

The bowmaker Bennoit Rolland developed a special frog that is meant to support a more natural bow hold: http://www.benoitrolland.com/play-galliane.php
Weight: 52-53 g. Round and octagonal sticks

  • Model P7
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price 3.300 €

~ E4 and Vega ~

The heavy C- and F-strings of five or six-stringed violins require the strength of viola sticks - but we also want to maintain the agility of violin bows, so they should not be too heavy. The Vega and E4 fulfil these requirements perfectly. Their outfit and design is a great fit for traditional violins as well as fancy electric instruments.

Weight: ca. 52 to 55 g. Round and octagonal sticks

  • Model E4
  • Outfit Nickel, stainless steel, aluminum
  • Price 875 €

~ Cadenza, Concerto, Sinfonia, Sonata ~

The initial series of violin bows was made in three generations. The first bows left our workshop in 1999 with black painted sticks and no engraving. In 2001 the ARCUS brand was engraved. The frogs were cut in the traditional square form.
Weight: ca. 47 to 51 g. Round and octagonal sticks

  • Model Cadenza
  • Outfit Gold 585
  • Price (2002) 2.940 €
not available
  • Model Concerto
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price (2002) 1.660 €
not available
  • Model Sinfonia
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price (2002) 1.220 €
not available
  • Model Sonata
  • Outfit Nickel
  • Price (2002) 820 €
not available

From 2003 on we stopped painting the sticks. The model name was engraved. To improve the balance all the bows received the slanted, lighter frog that was initially designed for the Sinfonia.
From to 2004 to 2007 we made the third version of these violin bows. The stick got a little slimmer in the upper half and the camber got a bit deeper. For most players this was a very welcome improvement in the feel, as it offered more stability on the strings without loosing any agilty. The bounce becama also more easy to control.
Weight: ca. 48 to 50 g. Round and octagonal sticks

  • Model Cadenza gold
  • Outfit Gold 585
  • Price (2007) 4.000 €
not available
  • Model Cadenza silber
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price (2007) 3.000 €
  • Model Concerto
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price (2007) 2.000 €
  • Model Sinfonia
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price (2007) 1.450 €
  • Model Sonata
  • Outfit Nickel
  • Price (2007) 900 €
not available

~ Veloce ~

In 2004 we developed this new model with the idea to create a bow that is especially easy to play and affordable for advanced students. It is fitted in nickel and with beautiful snakewood frogs. The Veloce and the Allegro are the precursor to the M-series that started in 2008.
Weight: ca. 55 g. Round sticks

  • Model Veloce
  • Outfit Nickel
  • Price (2007) 600 €

~ Allegro ~

The Allegro was made in 2006 and 2007. It had an especially flexible stick, a higher weight and a traditional frog and outfit. They are quite similar to classic bows.

Weight: ca. 54 g. Round sticks

  • Model Allegro
  • Outfit Silver 935
  • Price (2007) 1.100 €