Arcus Quality Designation
The Arcus Müsing series has a slightly different quality designation than the other Arcus lines. The Müsing bows are available in quality levels 2-5, with 5 being the highest quality stick. A Müsing level 5 is comparable, in terms of performance and tone, to an S/M/P level 6. (That's not a typo - you're getting a considerable boost in performance at a lower price!) The Müsing 4 would compare to an S/M/P level 5, etc.
Arcus S Series Violin Bows
Arcus S Series Violin Bows are lightweight (47 grams) and stiff. They are quick, agile, brilliant and powerful - ideal for soloists. This is the most popular Arcus line.
Arcus M Series Violin Bows
Arcus M Series Violin Bows are slightly heavier at 51 grams (though still exceptionally lightweight) and more flexible than the S series bows. They offer a warmer tone. We recommend them for orchestral and studio work, and for those who seek warmth, rather than brilliance and projection.
Arcus P Series Violin Bows
Arcus P Series Violin Bows offer the strength (stiffness) of the S line with a slightly heavier (53 grams) stick.
Arcus Müsing Series Violin Bows
Arcus Müsing Series Violin Bows provide outstanding performance at a budget price.
Arcus bows are continually evolving and improving. For a review of those lines that have come and gone, visit: