Violin bow by Manoel Francisco, Brazil, circa 2020

Violin bow by Manoel Francisco, Brazil, circa 2020

About Manoel Francisco

This bow was made by Manoel Francisco for L'archet Brasil, the leading bow company which commissions work from master makers in Brazil. The bows are all handmade by individual archetiers before being distributed by the firm all across the world. The company has developed an excellent reputation for its focus on sustainability: their work in developing excellent alternatives to pernambuco is of particular note.

These bows are selected by us in conjunction with our Head of Workshop. We assess the bows for both quality and playing characteristics, selecting the best for sale.

About the violin bow

The bow is made of excellent quality pernambuco and is mounted in gold and ebony.

The bow weighs 60 grams and measures 730 mm in length. The bow is round in cross section.

How does it play?

This is a smooth and sophisticated bow. It has a warm sound and works very well off the string. It plays like an older bow, meaning it would be a superb spare bow for someone who can't let the difference between first and second bow be too audible!


The bow is in original condition.

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