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Arcus Violin S Series

Manufacturer's Description

The S-bows are our lightest and strongest violin bows. Their sound is big, brilliant, powerful and round, but more bright than warm. They are the perfect choice for most soloists and also great for jazz, rock and folk music. The S-bows are a great match for all dark sounding instruments. They are available with round sticks that play more steady and feel very steady and octagonal sticks that play rather agile and lively. For many years the S-series bows are our bestseller and you can find them in all the great orchestras around the world.

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Arcus Quality Designation

Arcus bows are rated for quality and assigned a corresponding number. The higher the number, the better the quality of the stick. Levels 5 and 6 are our best selling bows and really show what Arcus bows have to offer. Levels 7 and 8 have a cleaner, more effortless attack, with exceptional clarity and a rich, organic tone. Level 9 bows are rare, and are not always available. Arcus reserves the level 9 designation for bows that they consider to be perfect.

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. Approx. 54 grams.


Arcus bows are continually evolving and improving. For a review of those lines that have come and gone, visit: http://www.arcus-muesing.de/en/products/violinbows/special-models-and-earlier-series.html