Violin Bow by Juliano Oliveira, Brazil, circa 2023
This violin bow has now sold.
About Juliano OliveiraThis bow was made by Juliano Oliveira 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 bowThis violin bow was made in Brazil. It is made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood which is very dense. Ipe offers an excellent alternative to pernambuco at an affordable price.
The bow weighs 62 grams and measures 726 mm in length. The mounts are nickel and ebony and the bow is round in cross section.
How does it play?A good strong stick. It has an even resistance along the length of the bow, with no comparatively weak parts, meaning that it can be used enthusiastically without risk of the stick mashing into the string and dampening the sound.
ConditionThe bow is in original mint condition.