Derek Roberts Violins


We have a large selection of violin, viola and cello bows in a wide price range, for beginning students, advanced students, amateur and professional players. Pernambuco, carbon fibre and brazilwood bows, round and octagonal sticks, nickel and silver mountings. Derek Roberts chooses each bow personally, ensuring consistently high quality.

Below is a small selection from our stock. We have many more bows than we can show here. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to try out bows in our showroom, or to discuss your requirements.

Well made nickel mounted pernambuco bow from the Arcos workshop in Brazil and bearing the bowmaker's stamp. Strong round or octagonal stick. Attractive ebony full mounted frog with Parisian eye.

Arcos bow tip Arcos bow frog

German workshop
Excellent German pernambuco bow from an old established workshop. Nickel fully mounted ebony frog with mother-of-pearl dot. Selected strong octagonal stick, bearing a workshop stamp.

Unstamped Pernambuco
Superb value for money and fine quality. Fully mounted ebony frog. Strong octagonal or round stick. Lapping may vary, either fine metal wire or imitation whalebone.