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Arcus P-Series Bows (Violin)

$1,160.00

Arcus P-Series Bows (Violin)

$1,160.00
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Please contact us if you wish to discuss these bows or anything else. 
Our email is don@DonRickertDesign.com and phone number is (404) 828-0136. 

Arcus bows are, beyond a doubt, the best carbon-graphite bows available. The higher-end Arcus bows are also the best bows; period! (i.e. better than ANY Pernambuco bow)

From world renowned soloists to advancing students, Arcus bows are in the hands of thousands of musicians around the world. Musicians, many of whom would never again wish to be without their Arcus bow.

Why? Because it makes playing so much more enjoyable. For many players discovering the possibilities of these unique bows turned out to be quite an adventure. Initially they struggled to overcome long held prejudices, but almost all of them have retired their wooden bows for good.

Musicians and instruments are quite individual. To be able to offer the ideal bow for every player, Arcus developed a wide range of bows with significant differences in their handling and in their sound.

There is a lot to know before deciding on an Arcus bow to purchase. You probably want a lot of information before paying from about $1,100 to $10,000 for a bow. See the links below.

Click here for more information... [link to the Arcus website]

Download ARCUS Brochure (pdf)

 

Arcus P-Series Carbon-Graphite Bows ($1,159 to $8,000)

Weighing in at about 53 grams, the P-Series bows are the heaviest violin bows from Arcus. They are still much lighter than traditional Pernambuco bows and, thus, notably more comfortable and easy to play with. Still, they provide a very solid and safe feel, as well as perfect control. Their sound is more on the dark side, which is why they are a perfect fit to bright sounding instruments. For the same reason, they are preferred by fiddlers, with the exception of Bluegrass players. The resiliency (or elasticity) of the stick is perfectly matched with the best modern strings, which allows to make the best use of them under all circumstances. They are available both with round and octagonal sticks. The octagonal bows feel more lively and agile, while the round ones are steadier and follow the hand very closely. Arcus notes that the P-bows work well with every repertoire, and excel in playing the big violin concertos of the Romantic era.

Arcus P4 Violin Bow

  • Price: $1160
  • Fittings: Stainless steel (tip silver)
  • Stick: Octagonal or round
  • Weight: 52 grams
  • Frog: Snakewood

Like all Arcus bows, the P4 offers ideal playing characteristics and precise feedback. Combined with a clear but also warm and full sound this makes it a perfect bow for every student. It helps to improve the bowing, intonation and sound production.

Arcus P5 Violin Bow

  • Price: $1700
  • Fittings: 935 Silver
  • Stick: Octagonal or round
  • Weight: 53 grams
  • Frog: Snakewood

Its great value for money makes the P5 one of our most popular models. Its precision and tonal beauty can improve the performance of every player. Its excellent workmanship and elegant outfit can be compared to the most expensive bows you can find anywhere.

Arcus P6 Violin Bow

  • Price: $2450
  • Fittings: 935 Silver
  • Stick: Octagonal or round
  • Weight: 53 grams
  • Frog: Snakewood

On par with the finest wooden bows, the P6 pulls a full, rich and warm sound with a beautiful range of overtones. In combination with its perfect playing properties, clean articulation and superior projection you can easily reach your audience in perfect style.

Arcus P7 Violin Bow

  • Price: $3600
  • Fittings: 935 Silver
  • Stick: Octagonal or round
  • Weight: 53 grams
  • Frog: Snakewood

The sound of the P7 is notably cleaner, richer and fuller than any wooden bow. It is perfectly suited to blend in with chamber music and orchestra works, but also has the power and brilliance to make yourself heard whenever you want to.

Arcus P8 Violin Bow

  • Price: $5600
  • Fittings: 585 Gold
  • Stick: Octagonal or round
  • Weight: 53 grams
  • Frog: Selected Snakewood

The P8 lends every instrument a full, rich and dark sound that still doesn’t lack brilliance. It is as powerful as it is sensitive. Its gold outfit is a tale of supreme quality that will still resonate with later generations of players that may have the pleasure using it someday.

Arcus P9 Violin Bow

  • Price: $8000
  • Fittings: 585 Gold
  • Stick: Octagonal or round
  • Weight: 53 grams
  • Frog: Selected Snakewood

Only a small fraction of the Arcus P-sticks come out with the divine vibration characteristics required to become a P9 every year. Every one of them delivers a marvelous sound with absolute clarity, silky response and unlimited overtone range and power.

30 Year Warranty on all Arcus bow sticks

This warranty is NOT just for the original owner. Parts (e.g. frog and components) are covered by a 2-year warranty.

Travel Internationally with Your Arcus Bow

The ever-increasing risk of having bows confiscated by Customs or other government agents overseeing import-export of products made from endangered species is becoming a big deal for musicians who travel across national borders (and even State borders within the U.S. and elsewhere). For example, if the tip of your bow is made from elephant ivory or, now, even so-called "fossil ivory" (e.g. mammoth tusk), kiss that bow goodbye if you cross any international border. Not a joke or exaggeration!

Arcus bows contain no ivory, tortoiseshell, lizard skin, or other controlled (i.e. endangered, regulated or monitored) species. You may travel internationally with your Arcus bow with no worries or hassles at Customs in any country.

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