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Guy Laurent® Workshop Pernambuco Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Round Stick - Silver Mounted

Item# VB40

$330.00

In Stock

Beautiful high quality Pernambuco, flexible stick of medium weight, silver mounted.

In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violinist seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Markus Fischer Pernambuco Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

Item# FB180

$2,000.00

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

A master bowmaker at the Finkel atelier, second only to J.S. Finkel, Fischer creates remarkably-crafted bows which bring out the unique qualities of each piece of choice pernambuco. Firm to strong stick, ideal weight and balance. Round tone with clarity, focus, and excellent response.

The tradition of the master bowmaker is alive and well at the workshop of Johannes Finkel in Brienz, Switzerland. Mr. Finkel's bowmaking heritage descends from his great-grandfather, Ewald Weidhaas, a craftsman from the renowned workshop of Victor Fetique. It has passed through the hands of his grandfather, Paul Weidhaas and father, Siegfried Finkel. As a fourth generation bowmaker, Mr. Finkel's devotion to incomparable craftsmanship and the fine traditions of bowmaking have placed him among the world's pre-eminent living makers.

"For some decades it has been our pleasure to offer bows from the legendary Swiss Atelier of the Finkel family. The establishment has, for over 40 years, provided performing artists, teachers and students with the finest bows. I personally own bows by Johannes Finkel and Markus Fisher and have recommended bows from all the other makers in the Atelier to my students and colleagues. I have been visiting my friends in Switzerland for years to discuss and select fine examples of their work for our customers. The centuries-old art of bow-making, using the finest pernambuco with only the highest grade ebony, silver and gold, lives on in this preeminent workshop. I highly recommend any of the Finkel line of bows to our valued customers."
- Charles Avsharian, Shar CEO

D. Ernst Pernambuco Violin Bow 4/4

Item# FB120

$825.00

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

Klaus Becker Pernambuco 4 Star Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Round Stick

Item# C4R

$2,000.00

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

Representing the finest in German craftsmanship, silver-mounted 4-star models offer strong pernambuco sticks, medium to heavy weight, excellent balance, solid feel, full articulate tone, easy bounce and response.

High quality bows representing the finest German workshops. Expert wood selection, artistic cutting, and a jewel-like finish are combined to produce these beautiful bows.

Do you need a new bow? Most players, regardless of skill level, eventually come to the realization that a new bow would be beneficial to their technical and musical development. If your current bow feels like it slips and skates on the surface of the string... if you have a hard time producing more than just a few tone colors... if your off-the-string bowings are noisy and hard to control, then you should consider trying different bows. Please call one of our specialists, all string players, to discuss the Shar In-Home Trial Program: 866-742-7270.

Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size

Item# BVB50S

Shar: $209.00Sale: $149.00

Out of Stock

Discover the Articulation That Only a Baroque Bow Can Achieve
At the suggestion of concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine, SHAR is pleased to offer players our new baroque bows. These are the same bows that are used by orchestras around the United States as part of Ms. Pine's program to bring baroque performance practices to modern symphony orchestras. The shaft and frog and made from snakewood, the traditional wood that has been used for centuries for such bows. Upon tightening, the camber (curve) of the bow is outward, which is the reverse of modern bows. Ms. Pine recommends that baroque bows require more tightening than modern bows, to bring out their desired characteristics, suggesting that they should be tightened just to the point of an outward camber. These major differences help produce the kind of "attack and release" in baroque-era music that is approached differently than in more modern performance practices.

Rachel Barton Pine, acknowledged as one of the world's expert performers and pedagogues of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas, is one of the very few artists that easily transitions from the baroque era to more modern music. Often playing baroque music on a violin with baroque setup, Ms. Pine also advocates for the use of a baroque bow even with a violin having modern setup, when playing baroque era music. The articulation and phrasing required in a more authentic baroque performance is much more easily attained with a baroque bow.

This bow is for violin. Similar bows are available for viola and cello.

Guy Laurent® Collector's Series Pernambuco Vuillaume Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

Item# VB48

$725.00

In Stock

Based on the drawings and designs of one of the most famous and influential bow making workshops in history, this gorgeous bow is up to the rigorous demands of serious players. The elegant silver mounted ebony frog is artfully beveled and fitted in the unique Vuillaume style, with a round bottom slide mated to the corresponding mortise. Strong yet flexible stick of medium weight. This wonderful bow performs with an easy grace that will accommodate a wide variety of demanding musical styles. 4/4 size.

Guy Laurent® Collector's Series FN Pernambuco Voirin Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

Item# VB49

$825.00

In Stock

One of the greatest of all makers, Francois Voirin worked in the shop of famed master J. B. Vuillaume. He is best known for bows of graceful and gentle beauty and light weight. This exquisite silver mounted replica is a lovely tribute to the master. A lighter bow for intricate passagework (58-60 grams), but with great ability to pull a warm sound.

Guy Laurent® Collector's Series Pernambuco Peccatte Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

Item# VB50

$925.00

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

Arguably among the two or three greatest bow makers in history, Peccatte's bows are known for their great strength, tremendous power, warmth of sound and versatility. Peccatte was an innovator; heads designed by Peccatte have been called hatchet-shaped and have been copied by generations of bowmakers. Our Peccatte model, from the Guy Laurent workshop, is suitable for a strong player who desires layers of sound and powerful projection. Silver Mounted. 4/4 size.

Bows from the Guy Laurent® workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archietiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the musician seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Guy Laurent® Pernambuco 1 Star Violin Bow - 3/4 size - Silver Mounted

Item# VB45 34

$480.00

In Stock

From the Peccatte head to the silver mounting, this bow is the picture of refinement. Fast and responsive.

Bows from the Guy Laurent® workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violinist seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Easily comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Alexander Langolf Pernambuco Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

Item# LA50

$1,500.00

In Stock

We're delighted to introduce these performance series bows from our partner workshop in Germany, handcrafted for players demanding the highest quality materials and workmanship. Using well-seasoned pernambuco and artistic fittings, the best bowmakers of the Langholf workshop use their skill and experience to create uniquely individual bows. Difficult techniques are mastered and challenging phrasing comes alive in the player's hand. Moderate weights and firmnesses available. 4/4

Silver mounted, ebony frog

Alexander Langolf Pernambuco Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Horn Frog

Item# LA60

$2,000.00

In Stock

We're delighted to introduce these performance series bows from our partner workshop in Germany, handcrafted for players demanding the highest quality materials and workmanship. Using well-seasoned pernambuco and artistic fittings, the best bowmakers of the Langholf workshop use their skill and experience to create uniquely individual bows. Difficult techniques are mastered and challenging phrasing comes alive in the player's hand. Moderate weights and firmnesses available. 4/4

Silver mounted, buffalo horn frog

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