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"Congratulations to The String House for filling the void that used to exist in finding quality hand-made violas in small sizes. Now one can progress to a larger size all the way to 16 1/2" as one grows, knowing that the quality of instrument will be maintained and the financial trade-in policy be in place. I greatly admire the tasteful craftsmanship in these violas; they provide an ideal voice for the development of each student's individual tone."

William Preucil, Sr
Professor of Music Emeritus
The University of Iowa


To the player the choice of bow is critical to the overall sound of his instrument, and will invariably enhance one's ability to perform. A bow may be selected for any number of reasons, but in the end, the choice is always personal in nature.

From student to virtuoso, The String House has always felt it imperative to provide a wide range of select bows to meet the players needs. Our collection consists of today's fine contemporary makers as well as the English and French masters of the "Old School". The following is a partial list of bows available at The String House:
Violin Bows $20,000-$100,000
Eugene Sartory c.1930 61.4
Claude Thomassin 58.0g 
F.N. Voirin S/E 56.0g
Violin Bows $6,000-$19,000
John Kew Dodd  63.9g
Francois Lotte 62.3g
J.W. Knopf 1885  56.0g
H.R. Pfretzschner 59.5g
H.R. Pfretzschner c.1910 58.0g
H.R. Pfretzschner c.1885 61.2g
Hill & Sons London 64.6g
Cuniot Hury 59.2g
Marie Louis Piernot c.1925 57.3g
Violin Bows $3,600-$5,500
J.M. Philibert S/E 63.3g
P. Serdet S/E 62.2g V125
Siegfried Finkel S/E 63.3g
Heinz Dolling S/E 64.0g
Grandini N/E
Marc Laberte Atelier "Didion" 61.8g
Alfons Riedl G/M 61.8g
Richard Grunke*** 60.9
Adolf C. Schuster 61.5g
Bausch Workshop c.1890 60.6g
Manoel Francisco 62.2g
Francois Lotte 55.3g
J.T.L. 59.8g V141
V.J. Ferelli 59.0g
Ch. Buthod 66.3g
German G/M 56.7g
R. Weichold 60.0g
V.J. Ferelli 59.8 g
Violin Bows $750-$1,200
Tourte 55.0g
Lima-Brasil 61.5
John Brasil 62.2g
Tourte 67.3g
L. Bausch 64.8g
F. Schaeffer Brasil 61.1g
F. Schaeffer Brasil 61.8g
Grim Berlin 57.3g
NuBow Bamboo
Violin Bows $150-$350
Erich Steiner Brazilwood
 Violin Bows $2,400-$3,500
Manoel Francesco S/E 62.2g
Johs O. Paulus Engraved Silver 63.3g
Horst Schicker G/E 62.2g
Adolf C. Schuster S/E (4) 61.5-62.5g
R. Weichold-Dresden 60.3g
Johs O. Paulus 64.2g
Lupot-Paris 60.1g
German w/Lens 64.5g
T. Pampolin-Brasil G/M 60.6g
Violin Bows $1,200-$2,400
Ludwig 64.9g
Otto Pfretzschner 63.5g
Albert Herrmann 59.5g
Klaus W. Uebel 61.7g (2)
Andreas Uebel 61.4g
Andreas Uebel 61.8g (2)
F. Modenese 62.3g
Violin Bows $350-$650
CODA - Diamond Series
Horst Schicker 59.4g
A. Nardi
R.F. Hoyer
Guy Jeandel
H.C. Pfretzschner
G. Werner (3)
Karl Beck
Vuillaume a Paris
Andreus Morelli
John Brasil (7)
Alessandro Carlesso
Walter Mettal
Leon Pique
Marco Raposo
Raymundo Almeida
Viola Bows $3,000-$40,000
Nicolas Maline c.1850 70.0g
James Tubbs 71.9g VA128
William Salchow 68.2g
French c.1840
Malcolm Taylor G/M 69.0g
Malcolm Taylor G/M 72.1g
Malcolm Taylor S/M 72.8g
Alfred Acoulon 66.0g
Garner Wilson S/M 69.1g
J.T.L. France 66.1g
Adolf C. Schuster 68.6g
Chr. Schaeffer 68.8g
Fr. Wunderlich-Leipzig 69.1g
French c.1840 77.7g
H.R. Pfretzschner 68.1g
H.R. Pfretzschner 76.2g
Emile Kuehnl*** 68.1g
E. Blondelet a Paris 64.8g
Viola Bows $900-$3,000
Vanderson Schaeffer 72.1
William Moennig & Sons 72.9g
Knopf Workshop c.1900 72.2g
Otto Adler 73.5g
Klaus Uebel 71.5g
Andreas Uebel 72.0
Andreas Uebel 72.4g
Voirin 68.3g
Bausch 64.9g
R. Dotschkail*** 71.0g
Guy Jeandel 71.2g
Flavio Ruff 71.1g
Viola Bows $400-800
CODA Diamond Series
C. Soares 70.5g
John Brasil 67.4g
Daniel Delcourt 71.5g
Viola Bows $180-400
Cello Bows $3,000-$60,000
Etienne Pajeot S/M
Armanini Cremona  83.4g
Morizot Pere c.1930 81.9g
Albert Nurnberger S/M  77.0g
Garner Wilson  81.3g
Garner Wilson 79.0g
H.R. Pfretzschner 81.7g
Bausch/Knopf Workshop N/E  77.8g
Gottfried Sturm  82.5g
W.E. Hill & Sons G/M (Bristow)  79.8g
W.E. Hill & Sons 78.2g
Charles Alfred Bazin N/M 76.7g
Charles Bazin  82.4g
E. Hermann  84.4g
Pierre Yves Fuchs G/M 82.0g
Auguste Barbe 79.6g
Emile Werner S/M 82.6g
Cello Bows $450-$3,000
G.A. Pfretzschner*** 80.9
R. Paesold 
Alfred Knoll  81.7g
E. Guasti S/Engraved 82.0g
D. Munoz-Brasil  80.2g
W.R. Schuster  84.8g
Andreas Morelli 86.6g
Techler  72.4g
Germany  77.0g
V. Zucchi 83.7
Albert Fisher  82.5g
Klaus Uebel S/H 81.3g, 81.2g, 81.4g
Alexander Langolf  83.3g
F.C. Pfretzschner  76.5g
Schaeffer Brasil  81.5g
T. Pamolin-Brasil 3/4 Size
V.A. Pfeil  75.0g
Andreas Uebel  80.5g, 82.8g
CODA Diamond Series
Cello Bows $200-$450
Erich Steiner Brazilwood
BASS BOWS - Pernambuco
Jerome Thibouville-Lamy S/E F
Robert Reichel N/E G
H.R. Pfretzschner Workshop N/E F
A. Carvalho S/E F
A. Carvalho S/E F
Emil Dupree N/E F
Claudmano Santos S/E G
Valdecir N/E G
Unstamped N/E F
Unstamped N/E G
 CODA BOW - CodaBow is the premier family of carbon fiber performance bows for violin, viola, cello and bass. The String House carries the complete line of CODA bows that enhance all levels of performance from student to professional. Please call us for pricing.

ARCOS BRASIL - Committed to quality, Arcos Brasil has been able to produce student bows of remarkable excellence and make their bows as close to perfection as possible. Contact us for pricing and availability.

JON PAUL BOWS - JonPaul Bows strongly support conservation efforts to protect dwindling rain forests and wood supplies. Since their start in 1997, JonPaul Bows has pioneered the use of alternative materials to make great-playing carbon fiber composite bows. They also support the production of wood bows made from existing wood stocks and the responsible harvesting of renewable woods.