Michel Proulx, archetier

    Violin bows
The price for violin bows is
800 € for european wood bows
900 € for snakewood bows without screw,
and 1100 € for bows with a screw
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archet XVII°

A violin bow.
This model is from the iconography, and is akin to the Renaissance models, but in exotic timbers and therefore heavier.
The frog is with ratchet, which means, technically, a clip-in frog that can be set according to the tension required.

Please check the dedicated page.

Beyer palm wood

On the basis of my standard sonata bow (see next under) a slightly shorter bow with ratchet or clip-in frog with three frogs.
Here in palm wood and box.
See dedicated page.

After the bow kept at the Conservatory of Trieste

A clip-in frog bow inspired by Giuseppe Tartini's bow .

Standard sonata bow

My standard sonata  bow. Inspired from the iconography, but with a screw frog, and very efficient.

Venise 1670

After a Venitian bow of 1670 (if one is to believe the attribution). Round stick partly scored, frog and button in bone. A bit heavy, which suits some and makes it suitable for viola.


After the personal bow of a French violinist. This type of bow appears in the second half of the 18th Century, just before the Cramer and Tourte models. Frog and button in mammoth ivory or bone, fluted stick.

Dodd Kunsthist. Mus. Wien

Copy of a bow ascribed to Edward Dodd, in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, third quart of the 18th C.  Open frog and button in bone. Pernambuco stick.

Archaic Tourte

Copy of a bow by Tourte which is slightly archaic (hammer head rounded at the collar), third quart of the 18th C.  Open frog in ebony and bone button. Pernambucco stick.