3* Silver Mounted Violin Bow by W.E. Dorfler

By Dorfler

£552.00 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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3 generations of bowmakers have established the Dorfler bow as one Germany's best known names for quality, value and craftsmanship. Bows for beginners to advanced student and proficient amateurs.

W.E. Dorfler 3 star violin bow in fine pernambuco model Master 21 Premium bow from this long established family workshop. This bow will appeal to players of all levels and is particularly suited to advanced and progressing students or keen amateur players.

This bow is available on our 7 day approval scheme. For details click here

Unless stated otherwise all our bows are supplied with a starter coat of premium quality William Salchow rosin. Good, fresh rosin is essential to obtain the best performance from any bow.

Weight given is for a typical 4/4 example and is for guidance only. Please contact us if you require the exact weight of a particular bow.


  • Model Master 21
  • Finely crafted round stick in selected, 30 year aged Pernambuco
  • Fully mounted ebony frog with Sterling silver metalwork
  • 3 part adjuster in sterling silver with pearl dot inlay
  • Silver wire lapping and leather thumbgrip
  • Brand: *W.E. Dorfler**
  • Made in Germany
  • Weight: 62 grams

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
14/01/2021 19:59
West, Ireland

Keen Amateur

Responsive. Delivers strength and sensitivity.

Pros: It is light. Responsive. Sensitive. Good contact with String.

Cons: None

Other: For me, this is a big investment, as I am hoping for better tone. I have had only cheap 'student' bows up to now. I am working to improve my violin-playing, with practise, and this bow is really helping. My sound is improved and this motivates me to practise more.

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28/01/2017 18:49
Walsall, United Kingdom


Nice one.

Pros: Subjectively light in the hand. Plays well.

Cons: No negatives.

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08/11/2016 23:10
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great sound! Love this bow!

Pros: Nice weight to it so it gives a lovely velvety smooth, as well as bright and loud sound. Also good with bouncing.

Cons: Maybe slightly too loud for orchestral playing but perfect for solos and quartets/smaller groups.

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24/11/2016 16:22
Derby, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Quality bow and good customer service
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Pros: Easy to order online or by phone. Prompt delivery and well packaged. Good selection to choose from. Bow looks good and plays well.

Cons: Too much rosin on bow for my taste and leaves a lot of powder residue.

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