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New and Antique Bows for stringed Instruments. Same day Bow Rehairing service. Bow Repairs also carried out from my Bristol workshop.

Bow Rehair and Repair

I offer a standard 'Next day' rehair service for bows received with 24 hours notice for next day pick up or an ‘Express service’ (2 hours from drop off) for an additional £15 cost. The white horse hair I'm currently using is the 'Gold Label' brand from Michael Vann of Canada. Sowdon & Sons are providing me with their black hair for bass.

Next day violin/viola bow £50
Next day Cello bow £55
Next day Bass bow £65

Call now to book your appointment on 01173 079785 or by email.

The repairs I carry out are;
New (plastic/bone/imitation ivory) tip
New screw
New eyelet
New thumb leather
New silver wire

Bows in stock

Antique Bows

Bow frog

Thomas Tubbs        *Now Sold

Violin bow with nickel mounted, beautiful stick with some gentle flaming in the wood. Old English, father of the famous Thomas Tubbs. Very sought after antique bow. 57 grams.

Thomas Tubbs Bow head
Thomas Tubbs Violin Bow

Anthony V Hoof

Violin bow with nickel mounted frog, stamped, 58 grams.

New Bows

I have a small selection of new bows for Violin in stock. Names such as Knoll, Werner, Bergner, Carlesso, Reis.

Bows up to £150

Carbon bow 

LG Chen Carbon Fibre Weave bow 4/4. Great gig bow!

Bows up to £250

A. Reis

Violin bow of Cheltenham. Nickel Mounted Frog, 57.5 grams.

Bows up to £700


Violin bow

Customer reviews 

Anni McAuliffe, Peterborough

“Edward Gaut is the only person I allow to rehair my bows as his workmanship is second to none. My best bow has a curved bottom to the frog which most re-hairers have struggled to cope with. Edward had no difficulty whatsoever. The bow hair comes back immaculately evenly spread, including around the difficult curved part, something no other re-hairer has managed as well. In addition to this the hair itself is always of super quality and lasts really well.”

Kate Fletcher – Vamos Band

‘I always get my bow rehaired here as I find Edward really easy to deal with – he does a great job at a good price.’


‘I just had a rehair done here, prompt service and not too pricey. Had a lot of nice restored instruments and a few of his own on show too, though I’m not in the market to buy at the moment. Would definitely go back.’

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