The bows used to play viola d'amore are significantly different from those use for modern violin and/or viola. They tend to be much lighter, have narrower hair, and many players use an old-style baroque or transition bow. The list below provides a quick summary of some of the salient features. Click on the "Link" to see images and further details of the particular bow. As with all bows for stringed instruments, personal preference is paramount.
|Barock||72 cm snakewood||Pieter Affourtit||2007||private|
|Barock||snakewood, schwarzes Haar||Pieter Affourtit||2007||private|
|Übergang||72 cm Pernambuco||Brasilianisch||modern||private|
A selection of bows. From top to bottom: