The way to the right viola bow
The perfect combination of bow and viola ...
At Violin Leonhardt in Mittenwald you will find everything the musician's heart desires. So you have found your very own viola that suits you. Now is missing the appropriate "tool". Even a cook needs the right tool to cast a good dish. Therefore, it is particularly important: Only when the bow and viola are in perfect harmony for the musician can the viola unfold its great sound and make the musician happy!
That´s why it is so important to select the right viola bow. The quality and also the application of the stringed instrumental bow will significantly influence the sound of the viola.
The right choice of frying rake is also important, we will be pleased to advise you. All these things you can buy at our site. We also have many years of experience in the trade of old string instruments.
The shape of the bar of the bow is often octagonal and made of wood. Mostly used here is Fernambuk or Brasilholz. The flexibility of the wood is very important for a viola bow. On this bar, arched hairs are made of Mongolian stallion hair. The thrust of the bow often consists of mother-of-pearl, but also of silver, nickel silver or gold. A round mother-of-pearl ornament, the so-called eye, is often inserted into the frog on both sides. By the frog the tension of the bow hair can be regulated. When selecting the right arch, care should be taken to ensure quality and workmanship. Even the right rosin is not to be forgotten. We also offer a good assortment here.
In our company "Violin Leonhardt" we stand since 1926 for quality and tradition.
We can produce bows in different designs, different sizes, old or new bows or different materials - we have no wish left open. We have bows in all price categories, we would be pleased to advise you in detail. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you will find exactly the right string bow. In our beautiful musicians' tasting room you will find all instruments and arches and can try out and find the right one for you. As a highlight we offer a guided tour through the in-house wooden warehouse or our workshop rooms.
It is important for your viola bow to bring it to us regularly for repair and professional cleaning. Good service is guaranteed! We take your goats with the best Mongolian Horsehair. Thanks to these hard-wearing covers, a long durability and a round uniform tone can be guaranteed. To ensure that your instrument is optimally protected but also its arch, we have a great selection of string instrument cases, such as viola cases, cello cases or violin cases.
How do I clean my violin bow?
- The bow hair can not be handled, so an optimal playing quality can be guaranteed
- Use a microfiber cloth to carefully and carefully clean the bow on the wood and frog and do not apply too much pressure
- Usually a microfiber cloth is sufficient, cleaning agents are not necessary in most cases
- In the case of coarser soiling, you bring the sheet into our workshop, where it is professionally cleaned