Violin bows for renaissance and early baroque music

Designed taking into consideration the iconography and developed with the goal of being a useful tool to perform the music of this period.
The bows are built in two different types of wood:
- Light color and light weight
- Dark color and heavy weight
(black color hair is used in both versions)

These models do not use a screw to keep the hair tension.

Bows for violones, violin basses, viola da gamba, etc, are also built with the same woods and criteria.

Musicians, bows and music

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Balázs Máté, violonchelo and basse de violon

Solo cellist in world famous Baroque orchestras:
1991 and at present- Le Concert des Nations (J.Savall), 1994- Wiener Akademie (M.Haselböck), 1996- Les Musiciens du Louvre (M.Minkowski), 2003- Neue Hofkapelle München (Chr.Hammer), The Rare Fruits Council (M.Kraemer), Harmonie Universelle (F.Deuter) etc.

He founded in 1995 his own early music ensemble Aura Musicale and in 2002 (with László Paulik, Erzsébet Rácz and Éva Posvanecz) the Quartetto Luigi Tomasini.

"My basso di violino met the GRubin guayacán bow cca. 2 weeks ago during a project with J. Savall (English music from the 17th century). The bow is a DREAM!!! Stability, flexibility, warm sound, ideal length for cantabile, ideal weight for strong sound but also for quick passages! SUPERB! I am absolutely lucky with it. I had since then an other concert with a soloistic performance of the Canzona "detta l' Ambitiosa" from the Primo Libro by Frescobaldi. Just perfect! Many thanx!"


Sandrine Dupé, violin

Le Concert Spirituel (H. Niquet), Ricercar Consort (P. Pierlot).

"I am violonist and use a GRubin's bow. It makes a very full sound with a lot of character and warm harmonics."


Joelle Perdaens, violin and viola

Música poética, Buenos Galantes, concertino de la Compañía de las Luces, Associate professor of violin and viola of the early music career at the Municipal Conservatory Manuel de Falla.

"The GRubin bows surprised me from the beginning for being light, agile and with a very precise stroke.
I use the violin bow to perform renaissance Italian music and Latin-American baroque.
I use the viola bow to perform works of J.S. Bach, its “round” sound results appropriate to me."


Federico Yacubsohn, Viola da Gamba

Compagnie de Mars, Sept Mesures de Soie, Ensemble Usclame.

"I have a GRubin bow of guayacan wood (it weighs 76 grams ). Its most interesting characteristic is that it has a quick response with a very clear stroke, making it ideal for the performance of diminutions (Ortiz, Simpson) and music where the counterpoint is very marked (mainly renaissance)."


Manlio Paris, violinist

Orquesta Barroca del Rosario, Capella Seicento, Ensamble Louis Berger.

"Among my baroque bows, I have one built in yellow wood by GRubin.
It is surprising how good this wood works as it has the attributes that this type of bows need.
This is an ideal bow for all XVII century music (Monteverdi, Castello, etc.), but I had tried it for Bach (for example) and it responds perfectly.
I also use it in the Ensamble Louis Berger, group fully devoted to the Latin-American Jesuitical missionary repertoire, as I get a more brilliant sound when playing the Jesuitical violin (instrument built in cedar) than with my legno serpente bow 1700."