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Arcus S4 Violin Bow - Octagonal

Arcus S4 Violin Bow - Octagonal


Regular price $1,425.00
Regular price Sale price $1,425.00
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  • Approx. 48 Grams
  • Choice of Round or Octagonal, High-Density, Composite Carbon Fiber Shaft
  • Snakewood Frog
  • Stainless Steel Fittings
  • 30-Year Limited Warranty

Arcus Bows

Arcus bows are light, agile, and lightning-fast. Recommended for professionals seeking agility, power, and brilliance.

Arcus S Series Violin Bows

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.

Travel with Your Arcus Bow

Arcus bows contain no ivory, tortoiseshell, lizard skin, or other controlled species. You may travel with your Arcus bow with no worries or hassles.

Support IPCI with Your Purchase

Help preserve the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil, where Pernambuco wood (Caesalpinia Echinata) is grown. A portion of the proceeds from every bow we sell is donated to the International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative. To learn more about IPCI and how you can help, please visit

Please note: We obtain some Arcus models, as needed, from the US Arcus distributor. We therefore do not have up-to-the-minute stock information available, here. In the unlikely event that your selected bow is not immediately available, we'll let you know within one business day, and allow you to cancel, backorder, or select a different model.   If you'd like to confirm stock prior to placing your order, please call or email and we'll be happy to help. Thank you for your understanding!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
john burgess
Excellent service

Great to be able to try new bows before purchasing. Very good advice also from Mr. Fisher.

Darrin G
In-Home Bow Trial - FANTASTIC!!!

From start to finish, my experience with J.S Fisher Violins was amazing. Jim answered my questions and provided valuable input along the way. Setting up the in-home bow trial was easy and the bows arrived at my door very quickly. I can't say enough about how wonderful it is to be able to try out multiple bows at home, and on my own schedule. This experience also allowed me to play with friends, trade bows, and compare notes. This is the best way I can think of to test-drive some bows, especially when considering paying what I would consider to be a substantial amount of money for some horse hair strung up on a stick. Being able to try before buying really made me feel a lot better about making this kind of investment, and who knew that a bow could make so much difference in your playing? It was well worth the money, and I will absolutely continue to do business with J.S. Fisher Violins in the future! Thanks Jim for a great experience!!!

Katia Engelhardt

We love the new Arcus S4 violin bow. We thought the old bow could not be matched but the Arcus S4 is exceptional. And so was the service. All questions were answered and the advice was great. Thank you for the support and a great bow shopping experience, J. S. Fisher!