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Arcus S-Series Carbon Bow - CELLO

Ideal for solos. Radical virtuosity, perfect projection and incredible power. Their brilliant spectrum suits all well balanced cellos and makes darker sounding instruments sing like never before.

The S-Series are:

  • super-light - around 69grams
  • super-strong
  • super-fast
  • brilliant sound 
With a mass of only about 69 grams, these bows are vastly more
maneuverable than any “normal” cello bow. Their much stronger
sticks make it possible to use the full potential of all modern
strings with either steel or synthetic cores.

Too many cellists sooner or later experience discomfort or even pain
in their right thumb, wrist or elbow. The strong forces and vibrations
of a cello bow can lead to many, different complications. By changing
to an Arcus bow, the lower mass and the “missing” low frequency
vibrations result in a total relief and relaxation of the bow arm. This
doesn’t only feel good for the musician, but is also visible and audible
to a knowledgeable auditorium.

The instant response and the beautiful and strong sound affords flexible
and easy playing with plenty of freedom in the interpretation.

The S-bows with round sticks are the primary choice for the majority
of cellists. Their low mass enables greater agility over the strings,
while at the same time they feel stable. Their sound is brilliant and
full of fascinating colors.

The octagonal S-bows are more agile and

About classifications:

Our basic class-3 bows will already outperform pretty much
every other composite bow. The class-4 bows are a match for
very high quality wood bows. The finest wood bows we have ever
experienced in competition with an Arcus bow could sometimes
equal a class-5, but rarely a class-6 bow. The 7- to 9-category
bows pull a sound sweeter and more powerful than anything else
ever put to a string.

The S-Series is available in only class 5 and above...finer than the finest wood bows available. 

S9 Gold 585 / Snakewood Frog Gold Ring Gold A dream come true.
S8 Sterling Silver Frog Pearl  silver/black Thrilling!
S7 Sterling Silver / Snakewood Frog Silver Ring Silver Incredible range of colors
S6 Sterling Silver / Snakewood Frog Silver Ring Silver/black Matches the finest old bows
S5 Sterling Silver / Snakewood Frog Pearl Silver Powerful, clear and crisp
S4 Stainless Steel / Snakewood Frog Pearl
Stainless Steel
Powerful, clear and crisp

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