Cello Bows for Advanced to Professional Players

Below are links to a sample of cello bows currently for sale or recently sold.  We are constantly updating our stock, and aim to provide a broad range of bows from different eras.  Our bow makers page features profiles and galleries of modern bow makers we regularly stock, however, our range is updated regularly and this page only serves as an example.  Please call 029 20 22 77 61 to discuss our stock further or to book a viewing for any of the bows displayed below.

The bows below are for illustrative purposes only, please call 02920 227761 to inquire about availability.

ROBERT PIERCE

Former cellist Robert Pierce left his career with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Dublin to pursue bow making in 1985.  Since 1988 he has been based in Brussels, producing bows heavily influenced by the French tradition.

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LEE GUTHRIE

Lee Guthrie's bows have been played by some of the world's foremost musicians, including Sarah Chang and Pinchas Zukerman.

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H.R. PFRETZSCHNER

Hermann Richard Pfretzschner 1856-1921, was amongst the last students of Vuillaume, and is known today for bringing the French tradition of bowmaking to his home of Markneukirchen, in Germany.

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SARTORY

Eugene Sartory is one of the 20th century's most notable bowmakers, working for both Peccatte and Lamy prior to establishing his own bow making studio.  

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JOHN STAGG

Octagonal Pernambuco stick with whalebone and leather lapping.  John Stagg, former Senior Bowmaker at W.E Hill & Sons, has over 35 years of experience in bow making.

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HILL & SONS

A bow possessing the quality expected from Hill & Sons, one of the world's most respected ateliers; housing many of Britain's finest 20th-century makers.

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FRANCINE HUMBERT-DROZ: TWO BOWS

Francine's bows have been featured at many of the most prestigious European string events as well as having been played by musicians all over Europe.

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JACQUES POULLOT

Born in Dijon, Jacques Poullot was fortunate enough to study bow making with the great Bernard Ouchard.

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KLAUS GRUNKE

Fine silver-mounted bow by contemporary German maker Klaus Grunke, who  studied bowmaking with his father, Richard Grunke, and also Hans Weishaar in Los Angeles. 

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ROBERT PIERCE

Former cellist Robert Pierce left his career with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Dublin to pursue bow making in 1985.  Since 1988 he has been based in Brussels, producing bows heavily influenced by the French tradition.

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