Arcus Quality Designation (4-9)
Arcus bows are rated for quality and designated with a number from 4 to 9 (Level 3 Bows Discontinued in 2017). The higher the number, the better the quality of the stick. Levels 5 and 6 are our best selling bows and really show what the Arcus bows have to offer. Levels 7 and 8 have a cleaner attack, with exceptional clarity and a richer, more organic tone. Level 9 bows are rare, and are not always available for trial. Arcus reserves the level 9 designation for bows that they consider to be
Arcus S Series Cello Bows
Arcus S Series Cello Bows are both strong and light. They are quick, agile, brilliant and powerful. The S series cello bows are prized for their effortless play and beautiful, brilliant tone color. Recommended for large scale instruments with a dark sound.
Arcus M Series Cello Bows
Arcus M Series Cello Bows are slightly heavier and more flexible than the S line, and draw a softer, warmer tone. Recommended for smaller instruments with a brighter sound.