French Tradition. American Made.

Salchow & Sons is a traditional, full-service workshop because only a craftsman's insight can provide the best care and maintenance for your bows. Our shop is the largest of its kind, dedicated solely to the hand-made tradition of French bowmaking since 1960.

Appointments are preferred. Please contact us to discuss your bow.



Sound production begins with the interaction between the bow hair and the string.  Because the hair itself is such an important component, we spend considerable time seeking hair providers and testing their product to ensure only the highest quality and freshest hair comes into the shop.

Same-day service is available by appointment, usually with drop off before 12pm.

violin, viola, cello $80
bass $90


The craftsmen at Salchows have knowledge and experience in every aspect of bow repair and restoration. Again, we choose the finest quality materials for making and repairing bows. This can mean choosing the most beautiful pernambuco and ebony, or it can mean matching the particular mother of pearl replacement eye or slide for an historically important bow. It is because we see and handle so many of the world’s finest bows, and have a legacy of bench experience with these bows in our care, that we are uniquely qualified to perform these restorations.  


Salchow & Sons provides certificates of authenticity that continue to be in top demand and are trusted by dealers, auction houses, and musicians.

We also provide appraisal services and Insurance Letters for personal use when insuring your bow.


We have a fine selection of bows for sale, each sold with a certificate by Isaac Salchow. No matter your price range, we have beautiful French, German, English and contemporary selections available.

Looking to sell a bow? Salchow & Sons’ world-renowned expertise makes us a premier shop for sales in North America


Salchow & Sons Rosin

We ship our rosin for violin, viola and cello around the world and take great pride in musicians enjoying what started as, and still is, a homemade product.

We sell bulk/wholesale orders direct. For individual purchases, please ask your local store for Salchow Rosin.