Arcos Brasil Bows

Arcos Brasil

One of the premier manufacturer of Pernambuco bows in the world today. Arco’s lead artisans were trained in Belgium win the very finest bow making techniques. They have brought these old world skills to Brasil the only place where the endangered Pernambuco tree grows. Due to export restrictions, Arcos can get the very finest pernambuco available today. Arcos Brasil is highly involved in Pernambuco conservation ( Arcos also has a wonderful offering of carbon fiber bows.

Pernambuco Flower

Pernambuco Wood Bows

Arcos Brasil creates fine violin, viola and cello bows that are finely crafted and offer a range of options suitable to a wide range of players from student to professional. Bows are offered in nickel, silver and gold mountings. The nickel mounted bows are an excellent choice for a student trading up from a rental or fiber glass bow. They are strong, resilient and offer excellent control. Silver and gold mounted bows offer increasing amounts of suppleness and flexibility that a more experienced player will enjoy. The quality of these bows is outstanding with each piece individually crafted to internationally accepted standards for bow making. The silver and gold mounted bows are also available in Special Edition versions. These bows have been hand selected for their superior grain structure. Request a trial today. You will be surprised at the difference an excellent quality bow can make!

Violin Bows

Nickel (available in 1/4 - 4/4 sizes) $375 - $500
Silver (available in 1/2 - 4/4 sizes)$625 - $750
Silver with Fleur di Lis Horn or Snakewood Frog$875
Gold (4/4 only) $2800
Silver Special Edition (3/4 - 4/4)$1250 - $1300
Gold Special Edition (4/4 only) $3000

Viola Bows

Nickel (available in 3/4 - 4/4 sizes)$530
Silver (4/4 only)$850
Silver with Fleur di Lis Horn or Snakewood Frog$1070 - $1130
Gold (4/4 only)$3060
Silver Special Edition (4/4 only)$1500
Gold Special Edition (4/4 only)$3400

Cello Bows

Nickel (available in 1/2 - 4/4 sizes)$600 - $660
Silver (available in 1/2 - 4/4 sizes)$910 - $970
Gold (4/4 only)$4000
Silver Special Edition (4/4 only) $1760
Gold Special Edition (4/4 only)$4400

Carbon Fiber Bows

Sullivan Violins is also proud to carry a new line of carbon fiber bows from Arcos Brasil. These bows come in a regular/straight and woven carbon fiber versions. The straight carbon fiber bows offer a strong and resilient option for a beginning player. The woven carbon fiber bows offer a surprising level of play for a very reasonable price. An excellent choice for an advancing player.

Violin Bows

Regular (available in 1/8 - 4/4 sizes)$125 - $140
Woven (available in 1/4 - 4/4 sizes)$189 - $220

Viola Bows


Cello Bows

Regular (available in 1/4 - 4/4 sizes)$165 - $199
Woven (available in 1/4 - 4/4 sizes)$215 - $250