Our Bows

We stock a wide range of violin, cello and viola bows from the student to the professional and all bows sold by Philip Brown Violins are personally hand picked by Philip. The market is continually checked and compared and we feel confident that we have the best selection in each price band.

For the intermediate player we always have a great selection of bows from £350 to £800. These include the very best of Brazilian made bows not to be confused with bows offered elsewhere. Also in this range are the best of German and Swiss bows with a few carbon bows of quality.

These bows can be tried using our bow approval service, please call 01635 35465 to speak directly with Philip who will guide you through a selection which can be sent out to you by courier. See our bow approval service section for details.

We have many advanced and professional Violin and Cello bows which also can be tried using our bow approval service.


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Violin bows for the beginner through to the professional player. One of our passions is 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. 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 are stock and supply a range of Cello bows suitable for all standards of player. Like our other bows they range not only for skill set but also budget. Take a look at our Cello bows available in our shop, and make sure you ask about our bow approval service to ensure you find the most suitable bow for you.

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.