Arcus P Series Viola Bows pair well with the longer vibrating string length of larger violas. Larger violas necessarily have greater string tension and therefore require greater downward force from the bow to play well. The stiffness, or resiliency, of the P series bows therefore matches well with these larger instruments, resulting in a strong, clear, beautiful sound. Approx. 60 grams.
The P-bows with their very strong stick and balanced sound are the perfect match for all large violas with a string length around 38 cm (15") and over. They draw a sound that is clear and strong, rich in overtones and project perfectly. We make them with octagonal and round sticks. The octagonal bows feel very lively and agile and bounce almost automatically. The round one's have a more steady feel and follow the movements of the right hand with utmost precision.