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Bow Gallery IV


The bows shown on this page are available for trial.  A number of the bows shown below are made of alternative wood species.  The modern silver-mounted bows are $4200 US, and the period bows are $2400 US.  Please contact me if you wish to try any of these or if you are looking for a custom bow.

Period cello bow,

inspired loosely on Dodd

71.5 grams weight.

Round stick - swartzia eriocarpa;

common name of "Bannia" or "ironwood";

Frog - ebony;

button - lignum vitae

Silver-mounted cello bow,

full swan-head pattern, personal model inspired by Pajeot

83.5 grams weight.

Round stick - swartzia leiocalcina;

common name "Wamara" or "ironwood";

Frog and button  - ebony;

Silver-mounted cello bow,

full swan-head pattern, personal model inspired by Pajeot

82 grams weight.

Round stick - reddish-brown

pernambuco;

Frog and button  - ebony;

Period violin bow, copy of J. Dodd

~47 grams weight.

Round stick - very light brown

pernambuco;

ebony frog and fossil ivory button.

This bow was made during the Oberlin 2005 bowmaking workshop and is stamped with the "Oberlin 2005" brand.

Silver-mounted cello bow,

full swan-head pattern, personal model inspired by Pajeot

81.5 grams weight.

Round stick - pernambuco;

Frog and button  - ebony;

with "double" pearl eyes of

heart abalone & mother of pearl

Silver-mounted viola bow, personal model inspired by Pajeot

72 grams weight.

Round stick - light brown

Pau-D'arco Ipe (Tabebuia species) ;

ebony frog and button.

Silver-mounted violin bow, personal model inspired by Pajeot

58 grams weight.

Round stick - very light brown

Serebedan (Swartzia oblanceolata);

ebony frog and button.