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"The String House is a wonderful Rochester musical resource and has been a great help to both our family and our pupils over the years."

Steven Doane
Professor of Cello
Eastman School of Music


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
Claude Thomassin 58.0g 
F.N. Voirin S/E 56.0g
Violin Bows $6,000-$19,000
Francois Lotte 62.3g
H.R. Pfretzschner 59.5g
Hill & Sons London 64.6g
Cuniot Hury 59.2g
Marie Louis Piernot c.1925 57.3g
Violin Bows $3,600-$5,500
Augagneur-Bergeron S/E 61.1g
J.M. Philibert S/E 63.3g
P. Serdet S/E 62.2g V125
Siegfried Finkel S/E 63.3g
Otto A. Hoyer 59.0g
Heinz Dolling S/E 64.0g
Albert Nurnberger S/E 62.5g
Grandini N/E
Marc Laberte Atelier "Didion" 61.8g
Alfons Riedl G/M 61.8g
Richard Grunke*** 60.9
Adolf C. Schuster 61.5g
Manoel Francisco 62.2g
E.M. Penzel (Arnold Voigt) 58.6g
Francois Lotte 55.3g
J.T.L. 59.8g V141
Otto A. Hoyer 63.2g
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
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
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
Heiko Wunderlich 61.4g
Lothar Seifert 63.5g
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
E. Reidel*** 64.6g
Otto Pfretzschner 63.5g
Albert Herrmann 59.5g
Wilhelm Duerer 58.5
Otto Adler 55.3g 
J.E. Chorlian 61.1g
Klaus W. Uebel 61.7g
Andreas Uebel 61.4g
Andreas Uebel 61.8g
S. Sartory a Paris 58.7g
Ernst Kreusler 60.7g
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
R. Shallock 71.6g
M. Pereira G/M 71.2g
G.A. Pfretzschner 72.3
Nicolas Maline c.1850 70.0g
Georg Lyon Lamy S/E 70.8g
James Tubbs 71.9g VA128
William Salchow 68.2g
French c.1840
Malcolm Taylor G/M 69.0g
Malcolm Taylor G/M 72.1g
Garner Wilson S/M 69.1g
J.T.L. France 66.1g
Adolf C. Schuster 70.6g
Adolf C. Schuster 68.6g
Chr. Schaeffer 68.8g
Fr. Wunderlich-Leipzig 69.1g
Johs O. Paulus 70.6g
Albert Nurnberger 65.9g
French c.1840 77.7g
H.R. Pfretzschner 68.1g
H.R. Pfretzschner 76.2g
Viola Bows $900-$3,000
Klaus W. Uebel 71.9g
Otto Adler 73.5g
Andreas Uebel 72.4g
Bausch 64.9g
R. Dotschkail*** 71.0g
Guy Jeandel 71.2g
Emil Werner 76.8g
Joseph Sandner S/E 69.8g
Viola Bows $400-800
CODA Diamond Series
Friedrich Zach 
C. Soares 70.5g
John Brasil 67.4g
Daniel Delcourt 71.5g
Viola Bows $180-400
Cello Bows $3,000-$40,000
Armanini Cremona  83.4g
Albert Nurnberger S/M  77.0g
Garner Wilson  81.3g
Garner Wilson 79.0g
Roget Lotte c.1970 77.6g
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 Bazin  82.4g
E. Hermann  84.4g
English  78.6g
Pierre Yves Fuchs S/M 
Auguste Barbe 79.6g
Cello Bows $450-$3,000
C. Chagas-Brasil  82.6g
R. Paesold 
Walter Mettal S/M  81.5g
Alfred Knoll  81.7g
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  81.2g
T. Siqueira  79.4g
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  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.