Our Bows

We stock a wide range of violin, cello and viola bows for the beginner through to the professional player and all bows sold by us are personally hand picked by Philip.   We also sell a range of bows handmade by Philip in his workshop including Baroque and Classical models.  We have a good range of fractional size bows too.

For bows of a value of £350+ we offer a  bow approval service,  where we can courier a selection of bows to you to try in the comfort of your own home.  Please call 01635 35465 to speak directly with Philip who will guide you through a selection.


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Violin bows for the beginner through to the professional player.  Philip has a passion for bows and we are active makers of baroque and historically informed examples. We have a comprehensive stock from carbon composite bows to fine French and English work from the nineteenth century.


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With our student bows starting from £30 we have a range of Viola bows suitable from starter student to professional player. Take a look at our range of bows which are personally handpicked by Philip and we will help you find the right Viola bow for you.


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We have a wide range of Cello bows suitable for all standards of player. All the bows shown are available and in stock.  Please call us for help or to make an appointment to come in and try some or to arrange to have some sent to you with our ‘bow approval’ service.

Philip Brown Bows

We not only stock a range of carefully selected Bows for Violins, Cellos, and Violas; but Bows suitable for those interested in period performance are made in the workshop by Philip.  Find out what our current stock includes.

Bow Approval Service

As a professional bow maker, Philip has unique experience of getting the best out of a bow, and so to help you find a bow that really works for you, we offer a unique approvals service for bows of over £350.

Find out more about how our bow approval service works, and contact us to book an appointment.

Restored Bows


As a professional bow maker, Philip has repaired/restored a number of bows.  These come fully guaranteed for two years and are typically half the usual sale price.

See the restored bow section or to find out more about our current range, contact us to book an appointment.

Please get in touch with Philip Brown with any questions

If you want to find out more about our range of Bows, or any of our other services and workshop get in touch with the team on 01635 35465 or alternatively fill out our contact form.