Chagas Violin Bow by Arcos Brazil
Chagas Violin Bow by Arcos Brazil

Chagas Violin Bow by Arcos Brazil

$895.00

1 in stock

Product Description

Chagas Violin Bow by Arcos Brazil

Chagas Violin Bow by Arcos Brazil is an excellent Pernambuco bow. The stick is round. It weighs in at 60.9g. The frog is silver mounted. Screw is a three-part button.

From Arcos Brazil about the craftsmanship of their bows:

Pernambuco Wood selection is likely the primary factor in the production of fine bows. Many attempts have been made to quantify scientifically the attributes that make Pernambuco the wood of choice, however, like the fine art of making a beautiful Katana or an exquisite jewelry masterpiece, human touch and experience speaks much louder. Selection is followed by cutting the wood into bow blanks. This process is carefully carried by highly trained professionals to avoid unnecessary waste and result in blanks with the appropriate wood grain direction. The blanks are then stored and dry naturally over a span of many years..

Processing the sticks is important before reaching the bowmaker’s bench. The wood goes through turning on a special lathe, has an initial rough carving and is bent to the standard camber. Here and throughout the entire making progression, the wood is thoroughly inspected for flaws or potential weaknesses. The bone tip and ebony strip are glued to the previously shaped surfaces of the head. The rough graduation and head shaping is then completed by skilled workers aspiring to become bowmakers.

Product Features:

  • Made in Brazil
  • Weighs 60.9 g
  • Shape: Round
  • Wood: Pernambuco
  • Silver mounting
  • Three-part button

We encourage you to try the bow out in our studio here at Keller Strings if possible!  Since bows sound different on each instrument, we recommend bringing the instrument as well.  Keller Strings is located near the intersection of St. Charles and S. Carrollton, in the Riverbend area.  Our address is 8209 Hampson St, New Orleans 70118. Pick up any accessories you may need as well. We have accessories ranging from shoulder rests, stands, strings, tuners, rosin, and more!

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