Viola Bows $2,500 to $7,500

Pierre-Yves Fuchs

Pierre-Yves Fuchs is a modern bow maker who works near Lausanne, Switzerland. Fuchs studied under Gilles Duhaut, Pierre Guillaume, and Benoit Rolland, and has won six gold medals from the Violin Society of America for his work, as well as awards from the British Violin Making Association and the Concours Etienne Vatelot. His bows are highly sought-after by professionals in both the United States and Europe.

This viola bow is mounted in silver, with a large pearl eye and an elegant silk and tinsel wrap. It draws a rich palette of colors, with a quick response and an easy spiccato.