W. Dorfler No.15 Pernambuco Violin Bow.

By Dorfler

4.4 from 9 reviews
£168.00 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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This traditional model bow in Pernambuco will appeal to amateur and good student players who value the benefits of a European made product from a named workshop. 3 generations of bowmakers have established the Doerfler bow as one Germany's best known names for quality, value and craftsmanship. Bows for beginners to advanced student and proficient amateurs. Entry level Pernambuco bow from this well known German workshop. Quality and value student bow.

Dorfler model 15

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.


  • Graded Pernambuco, round stick.
  • Fully mounted ebony and nickel silver frog with pearl eye.
  • Nickel silver lapping and leather thumb-piece.
  • A well made bow from this long established German workshop.
  • Suitable for use to Grade 8 AB
  • Number 15 in the Dorfler range.
  • Brand: W. Dorfler
  • Weight: 60 grams
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
26/10/2012 16:32
Tralee, Ireland


11 out of 12 found the following review helpful

Pros: I loved this bow. It is very light and flexible. It makes for easy use and the sound it produces is fantastic. Well worth the buy.

Cons: none

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31/07/2012 21:31
Cardigan, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Don't miss out on this bargain!
7 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great quality bow, makes a lovely sound and for the price exceptional.

Cons: Nothing at all negative to say about the bow.

Other: Service provided was exceptional. Prompt delivery of a quality item with excellent protective wrapping - well done!

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Liberina Jeacock
25/07/2020 07:12
Maidstone, United Kingdom


Affordable quality
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Was exactly as described and makes a good solid sound.

Cons: There’s nothing I didn’t like

Other: A great violin bow and affordable considering its quality, sound and looks

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07/09/2012 10:49
london, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Supple stick, but hair tension action sloppy.
4 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: A well balanced, supple bow at a reasonable price.

Cons: Bit plain to look at, and the hair tension action left something to be desired. Has made me curious, however to try other Dorfler bows.

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09/10/2021 18:49
Berwick-Upon-Tweed, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great bow!

Pros: Very responsive bow and also incredibly well finished for that price. Well done!

Cons: None

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01/10/2021 01:18
Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal


Perfect match!

Pros: Lightweight, flexible and balanced; beautiful round pernambuco wood stick and dark brown (almost black) wooden frog with mother of pearl eye; "W.Dorfler" signature; high quality natural hair; packed inside a very hard tube for postage protection; fast shipping

Cons: None

Other: This bow matches perfectly with my violin, the rosin used by TheStringZone on this bow is also perfect, it drastically enhanced the tone of my violin, and the bowing became very natural and smooth, allowing for a wider range of dynamics and control. I highly recommend!

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12/08/2021 15:22
Metairie, United States


this is a very good bow for the price

Pros: feels good in my hand

Cons: i don't know enough to comment

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31/03/2021 22:09
Stroud, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Exactly what I was looking for.

Pros: Excellent sound and quality.

Cons: None

Other: Excellent service from the String Zone as per usual!

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11/03/2020 23:24
Guildford, United Kingdom



Pros: It is pernambuco, and functions all right. It is a real bow, you can play with it (comparing to cheapest ones)

Cons: The stick looks thick and bulky (but weight is fine), our previous hidersine bow (about same price range) springed/hopped better

Other: I wish you stocked better quality bows in 3/4 size

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