Viola Bow by F. Magalhaes, Brazil, circa 2023

This viola bow has now sold.

Viola Bow by F. Magalhaes, Brazil, circa 2023

About F. Magalhaes

This bow was made by Magalhaes 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 viola bow

This violin bow was made in Brazil and is made of pernambuco.

The bow weighs 73 grams and measures 728 mm in length. The mounts are silver and ebony and the bow is round in cross section.

How does it play?

This bow produces a fat sound and really gets the viola ringing. It is a moderately strong stick, and works well on and off the string.


The bow is in original mint condition.

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