Violin bow by James Dodd II, London, circa 1850

Violin bow by James Dodd II, London, circa 1850

About James Dodd II

James Dodd II was the son of bowmaker James Dodd I. The Dodds were a large, London-based family of bow makers: James II’s uncle John Dodd is the most celebrated of the family.

About the bow

The bow comes with its original frog and button but has a set of beautiful silver and ebony mounts made for the stick in order to preserve the originals. The bow weighs 61 grams.

How does it play?

This bow is a real favourite of mine! It’s not too light or too heavy, not too strong or too stiff, it’s well-balanced and has a magic sound. Equally at home in Mozart, Brahms and Stravinsky, it truly deserves its place as the main bow in the toolkit of a great player.


The bow is in excellent condition with unoriginal mounts as described above.

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