Violin Bows $2,500 to $7,500

August Rao

This octagonal bow with solid silver adjuster, from the 1940's, is a fine playing stick. It is on the more flexible side.

Bernd Dolling

Created in Wernitzgrun  in 1974, this Dolling bow is patterned after the work of Sartory. The mounting is in ebony and silver, with a magnificently ornamented ferrule, adjuster and heelplate.

Gustav Prager

This bow has been sold.

An octagonal bow from the Gustav Prager shop, near Markneukirchen. 

Herm. Albert Hoyer

An octagonal bow from the Markneukirchen maker Hermann Albert Hoyer. The frog is of fine dark ebony with the maker's stamp, a bird of prey. This bow is from later in his career, c. 1950.

Louis Morizot freres

From the workshop of the Morizot brothers on Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Vincent, this bow produces a brilliant powerful tone. It bears the L. Morizot brand stamp on the handle. The stick is of round pernambuco and is mounted in ebony and maillechort, also known as nickel silver, with a solid maillechort adjuster.

Rodney D Mohr

Rodney D. Mohr has been active in bow making for over 25 years and is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, where he earned the degree of Master of Bow Making. He has produced more than 800 bows and has restored a countless number of fine bows. Rodney has won 20 awards in international competitions. After winning his third gold medal with the Violin Society of America, he is no longer eligible to compete and has earned the title of Hors’ Concours. He was awarded his Hors' Concours Certificate at the 19th Violin Society Competition and Convention in Cleveland, OH on November 11, 2010. 

Additional information about his work may be found on his web site: