One of the premier manufacturer of Pernambuco bows in the world today, Arcos 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, and is highly involved in Pernambuco conservation (WWW.IPCI-USA.ORG).
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. You will be surprised at the difference an excellent quality bow can make!