© Mark Hickman Stringed Instruments, Isle of Wight, 2017
Bows
Wood bow, round stick                  
£16.50
Wood bow, octagonal stick
£20.00
Brazilwood bow, octagonal stick, full mounted ebony frog                 
£45.00 - £60.00
More expensive new bows are available to special order.  Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
 
German violin bow stamped DODD,
octagonal brazilwood stick, nickel
mounted ebony frog.  63 grams
German violin bow, unstamped, octagonal
brazilwood stick, nickel mounted ebony
frog.  62 grams
Sold
German violin bow, unstamped, round
pernambuco stick, nickel half mounted
ebony frog.  62 grams
Sold
German violin bow stamped AUGUST
RAU, octagonal pernambuco stick, nickel
mounted ebony frog.  63 grams
Sold
Viola bow by W E Hill & Sons, stamped
H&S, round pernambuco stick, silver
mounted ebony frog.  68 grams
Sold
German cello bow stamped BONN, round
pernambuco stick, silver mounted ebony
frog, pinned head.  73 grams
Cello bow, English school, unstamped,
round pernambuco stick, silver mounted
ebony frog.  80 grams
Sold
I keep in stock a good selection of bows with prices starting from £16.50.  These are basic bows but
perfectly usable having round wooden sticks and genuine horse hair.  Significantly better, but not
much more expensive, is a similar bow but with an octagonal stick.  I keep all sizes from an 1/8
upwards in stock.
 
The octagonal Brazilwood bows at £45 - £60 that I sell represent superb value for money.  To get
something markedly better would mean having to upgrade to a bow with a stick made from
Pernambuco which would mean spending at least £150.
 
I have a number of second hand and antique bows for sale.  All these I have restored or refurbished
and they will be mostly of German origin with either Brazilwood or Pernambuco sticks. They will
have new, good quality white horsehair, new lapping if necessary, plus any modifications to the brass
eye and adjusting screw that might be required.
 
I am prepared to lend up to five of the more expensive bows at any one time so they can be tried over
an extended period.  The importance of a good bow is not always fully appreciated and choosing the
correct one can take some time.
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