Cello bow by V. Grippa, Brazil, 2022

Cello bow by V. Grippa, Brazil, 2022

About V. Grippa and L'archet Brasil

This bow was made by Grippa 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 bow

This cello bow is made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood which is very dense. Ipe offers an excellent alternative to pernambuco at an affordable price.

The mounts are of nickel and ebony and the bow weighs 79 grams. The stick is octagonal in cross section and measures 690 mm.

How does it play?

A great all-rounder, this bow is particularly good at drawing out a large sound from a more mellow instrument. The bow is quick to respond and is well-balanced.


The bow is in original mint condition.

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