Top 10 Pernambuco Violin Bows
for December 2022

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Pernambuco violin bows are among the highest-quality violin bows on the market and are made with the prized Brazilian pernambuco wood. Pernambuco wood is harder and denser than violin wood, making it a superior material for violin bows. Pernambuco violin bows are known for their warm, rich tone, which makes them perfect for playing jazz, blues, and classical music.

Pernambuco wood is harvested from the South American tree Pterocarpus indicus, which grows in the rainforests of Brazil. The wood is dried, carved into violin bows, and sanded. The bows are varnished using a blend of shellac and linseed oil.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, our stringed instrument experts evaluate violin bows for playability, durability, and sound quality. We test violin bows for stiffness, balance, and intonation. We also score bows for aesthetics, such as wood quality, finish, and bow hair type.

We evaluate pernambuco violin bows for playability, durability, and sound quality.We evaluate pernambuco violin bows for playability, durability, and sound quality.

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WinsterBow D.Peccatte Copy Pernambuco Ebony Violin Bow Unbleached White Horse Hair Art No.VN210 (4/4)

WinsterBow D.Peccatte Copy Pernambuco Ebony Violin Bow White Unbleached Horse Hair Art No.VN210 (4/4)

The stick is made from the finest dark- brown pernambuco wood and is round shaped.This really is a solid bow for the price. It gets a much fuller, richer tone and so much more clearly higher on the strings , high quality bow

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Pernambuco Violin Bow 4/4 Size 810V Concert Level Straight Stick Great Balanced Ebony Frog 4 4 Full Sweet Sound Natural Horse Hair Fast Response

VINGOBOW Pernambuco Violin Bow 4/4 Size 810V Concert Level Straight Stick Great Ebony Balanced Frog 4 4 Full Sweet Sound Natural Horse Hair Fast Response

ELEGANT DESIGN - You can find black ebony frog with natural wood grain, is decorated with classical parisian eyes. And fully mounted by brass alloy. Soft grip, elegant brass alloy thread winding. It glowed like burnished gold. Very charming looking.

The Pernambuco violin bow is a well-made, inexpensive backup or practise bow. It's nicely balanced, has firm, fast action, and responds well to rosin. The bow has a solid feel, and it feels natural and comfortable in the hands. The sound is clear, warm, and resonant. The only downside is the stick's small size, though many student bows have smaller sticks. For concert use, we recommend a slightly longer stick, such as the Amati concert bow. Overall, the Pernambuco violin bow is a good choice for a back-up or practise bow.

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HAOYUE Violin Bow Pernambuco Violin Bow 4/4 Size Sterling Silver Ebony Frog Mongolian Horse Hair Full Size 4 4 for Professional Player

HAOYUE Violin Bow Pernambuco Violin Bow 4/4 Size Sterling Silver Ebony Mongolian Frog Horse Hair Full Size 4 4 for Professional Player

by HAOYUE

GREAT MATCH FOR PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS - This versatile bow can be matched with all violin makes and models. Beautifully presented in a black textured case, makes this an ideal gift for violin enthusiast.

The HAOYUE Violin Bow Pernambuco Violin Bow 4/4 Size Sterling Silver Ebony Frog Mongolian Horse Hair Full Size 4 4 for Professional Player is one of the best bows we've ever tested. It plays beautifully, sounds good, and is lightweight enough that you won't feel any fatigue after hours of playing. Made from real wood and the lightness and balance is noticeable, sounds good and smooth. Our violin bows are handmade by professional luthiers, every detail and balance point for each bow is checked, ensuring years of beautiful playing. HIGH QUALITY NATURAL HORSE HAIR - Natural Mongolian horse hair (unbleached) provides greater elasticity, strength, sweet sounds. great contractility, easier to rosin and more durable. GOOD SEASONED PERNAMBUCO - Round seasoned good pernambuco handcrafted by our professional old bow makers, The bow is beautiful Pernambuco stick, round stick in beautiful red color, air dried more than twenty years, The bow is approx. 62 grams, 74.5cm.

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Round Pernambuco Stick Violin Bow 4/4 Size 952V VINGOBOW Master Level Pure Silver Mounted frog 4 4 Full Parisian Eyes Ebony Frog Well Balanced Neat Works Premium Quality Mongolian Horsehair

Round Pernambuco Stick Violin Bow 4/4 Size 952V VINGOBOW Master Level Pure Silver Mounted frog 4 4 Full Parisian Eyes Ebony Frog Well Balanced Neat Works Premium Quality Mongolian Horsehair

MASTER LEVEL - It is made by our master bow-maker and will provide you sweet and clear sound. Well selected natural horsehair, great contractility, easier to rosin and more durable.

The 952V is a well-rounded bow, with a well-tuned balance point, a smooth action, and a sound that blends well with a variety of music. It has a warm tone that mixes well with all types of music, from classical to pop. It produces a good sound with fast bow strokes, but the sound muffles when players use a quick, heavy bow stroke. The bow is slightly heavier and thicker than most bows, but that doesn't negatively affect its playability. The bow's tuning is slightly high, so players will need to adjust it slightly before playing for their first few times. The bow's tuning doesn't affect its sound, but it's slightly louder and brighter than most bows. The bow's construction uses premium materials, including ebony frog and mother of pearl slide, and it's well-tuned for a consistent sound. The 952V was our pick for the best value, thanks to its low price, wide range of sounds, and excellent performance.

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Antique Pernambuco Stick Violin Bow Full 4/4 Size VINGOBOW 910V Master Level Octogonal D. Pecatte Model Old Ebony Frog Well Balanced Neat Works Premium Quality Mongolian Horsehair Stable Hard Stick

Antique Pernambuco Stick Violin Bow Full 4/4 Size VINGOBOW 910V Master Level Octogonal D. Pecatte Old Model Ebony Frog Well Balanced Neat Works Premium Quality Mongolian Horsehair Stable Hard Stick

by Vingo Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.

WELL HANDMADE - The bow is totally made by master bow-maker with traditional handcraft work. It is a pretty decent good bow, well balance easy to play with and do different strokes. The bow is in good condition, straight, ready to play.

The 910V is a great violin bow, with a lovely, fine sound and a comfortable grip. It's old ebony frog is dark, but nicely polished by hand, giving the bow a nice, consistent look. The winding is nickel silver, which is much sturdier than gold or brass, and the leather grip is small, which gives the bow a thinner look and feel. The D. Pecatte copy is a less-popular style of bow, so it may not be suitable for all violinists, but it works very well for violins strung with flat strings. The maker told our tester that this model was good for violinists who play Chinese violins Yunli, Meinl, etc., and for violins strung with Aquila (we tried both). The balance point is adjustable, and it stays close to the middle of the stick. The bow is very stable, and it's relatively easy to put any desired amount of tension on it. This bow is well-suited for violinists of all levels and for flat-stringed violins.

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D Z Strad Model 700 Pernambuco Wood Violin Bow-4/4 Full Size (4/4 - Size)

D Z Strad Model 700 Pernambuco Violin Wood Bow-4/4 Full Size (4/4

by D Z

Traditional Frog made from Polished Premium Ebony

In the D Z Strad Model 700 Pernambuco Wood Violin Bow-4/4 Full Size (4/4 - Size), D Z Strad has created a bow that is highly responsive, with a balanced sound that projects easily. The round stick, made of pernambuco, is nicely balanced, and the Ebony frog with Parisian eye inlay and Abalone slide adds a touch of elegance to this otherwise rugged bow. The craftsmanship is outstanding, and the bow features a full silver lining, which is absent in cheaper models. Furthermore, the Abalone slide is hand-hammered, which adds to its elegance. The bow's balance and feel are outstanding, and for its price, it's one of the best bows we've tested. It's also available in 3/4, 1/2, and 3/4 sizes.

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D Z Strad Pernambuco Violin Bow Model 501 with Abalone Frog Full Size 4/4 (4/4 - Size)

D Z Strad Pernambuco Violin Bow Model with 501 Abalone Frog Full Size 4/4 (4/4

by D Z

The thumb grip is wrapped leather over silver lapping.

The Z Strad 501 is an exceptional bow, both in terms of the quality of its craftsmanship and its sound, which is rich and warm. The bow measures 29.25 inches long and weighs 62 grams, and it never felt heavy or awkward to play. We were able to play this bow for hours on end without tiring out, and it didn't produce any annoying vibrations. Its workmanship is on par with any other high-end Z Strad bow, and it's constructed with a fully silver-lined octagonal stick and a beautiful, polished abalone frog. It also comes with a Z Strad-branded bag and string bow pouch. The 501 is very responsive and projects well, making it a great choice for players who prefer a warm, rich tone to a bright, penetrating one. This is an ideal choice for intermediate level violinists and above, and it's well priced given its quality.

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4/4 Full Size Ox Horn Frog Pernambuco Violin Bow

VINGOBOW 4/4 Full Size Ox Frog Horn Pernambuco Violin Bow

by Vingo Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.

FOR CONCERT USE - It is made by old experienced bow-maker and will provide you warm and clear tone. It is recommended for professional players. Premium quality natural horsehair, great contractility, easier to rosin and more durable.

This 4/4 violin bow from Ox Horn Frog has a traditional, handcrafted feel. The stick is round, and the wood is air-dried for 10 years. The weight is 63 grams, which is on the heavy side for a 4/4 bow. The frog is Pernambuco, which is a long-grain wood, so the bow feels a little stiffer than that of a French model. The makers use traditional, handmade methods to craft this model, which is evident in the elegant, round frog. The bow also has red ox horn, which is a traditional material in violin bows, and the brown mother of pearl slides add a touch of elegance. The bow is well-packaged. It arrived well protected, and it contains all the strings, screws, and the bow case. The bow is in good condition, straight, and ready to play. The makers are very responsive, and if you have any problems with this bow, they will send you a replacement.

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Master Pernambuco Violin Bow Full Size 4/4 Premium Horsehair Sweet and Clean Tone Upgraded Fiddle Bow

VINGOBOW Master Pernambuco Violin Bow Full Size 4/4 Horsehair Premium Sweet and Clean Tone Upgraded Fiddle Bow

MASTER LEVEL - It is made by our master bow-maker and will provide you wonderful sound. Using premium quality natural horsehair, it has great contractility and can hold rosin well, very durable.

The Pernambuco violin bow is an upgrade of our bestseller Fiddle bow. We uses better horsehair for the model than similar price bow in the market, considering it costs much for you to re-hair locally. The bow is in great condition, straight, ready to play.

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The VINGOBOW 950V is a beautiful, well-made bow with a balanced point and a pleasant, warm sound. It has an appealing, traditional look and the feel of a well-made instrument. It produces rich, full tones, and it's very responsive, making it easy to play. The bow is very responsive, making it easy to play, and it played evenly across all strings. Its excellent balance makes it very forgiving, and its sweet tone is well-suited to classical music. This bow is an appropriate choice for violinists who are looking for a high-quality instrument that will give them plenty of performance for a reasonable price.

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