Viol bows

Some of the bows listed here are also to be found under the Violin, Viola and Cello views, because these models have also proven to be well suited for various types of viol.

However, there are specific viol bows whose outstanding playing properties are demonstrated to the full on the “queen of string instruments”.

Marais bow

French bass viol bow as described by Christopher Simpson (1665), screw frog, frog and button of mammoth ivory.
Weight: approx. 80 g, total length incl. button: approx. 80 cm


Marais Bogen

Bass viol bow

Frog and button of buffalo horn.