Baroque Violin Bow by Matthew Coltman, Chiswick, circa 2000

Baroque Violin Bow by Matthew Coltman, Chiswick, circa 2000

About Matthew Coltman

British bow maker Matthew Coltman is renowned for his modern and period bows. He trained at the Newark School of Violin Making and joined W.E. Hill & Son upon graduating in 1977.

Whilst with Hills, Coltman was trained in bow making by Brian Alvey amd worked alongside John Stagg. Coltman then worked for Dietrich Kessler at Withers before setting his own Chiswick shop in 1996.

About the violin bow

The bow was made in Chiswick around 2000. The stick and frog are made of snakewood and the button is made of ebony. The bow weighs 53 grams and measures 692 mm.

How does it play?

This bow draws out a large, lush sound and sits very nicely in the string. It is well-balanced and feels very reliable in the hand.


The bow is in excellent condition.

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