Violin Bow by Marco Raposo
Brazilian born, Marco Raposo studied bow making at the university of New Hampshire, in the United States, and decided to establish his workshop in the high mountains of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, in the village of Domingos Martins – ES, home of the precious Pernambuco wood – Pau-Brasil.
“Marco Raposo Bows”, established in 1995, manufactures the finest quality bows for violin, viola, cello and bass, for professionals and advanced students. Our goal is to assure quality to our customers and protect the environment.
The company operates a sizable production facility and manages a large neighboring area of forested land, which will eventually serve as a perpetual resource for the enterprise. We maintain a policy of sustainable development and work closely with forestry officials to ensure that it will continue to grow in an environmentally sound manner.
A Marco Raposo Bow is the result of careful planning and development. We view the bow making process in its totality and work to ensure that all phases and elements of production are optimized to create a product of international distinction.
Our work begins with studies of the soil that will nourish the precious Pernambuco wood, our main raw material, (only mature trees that are over thirty years old are used) and includes meticulous attention to the bow’s acclimatization phase during the final stage of production. These studies lead us to a Reforestation Project, which will protect a natural resource for future generations.
Our exclusive designs are made of recycled “Pau-Brasil” wood, from old Brazilian colonial farm fences. The quality of these wood blocks is superior in comparison to other available wood used in the market, because is has naturally dried out through the years.
The bows are then shaped by the hands of fine quality craftsmen, trained with well-known bow-makers working in the German and French tradition. The extra care and attention to detail that we employ results in bows of superior quality and a satisfied customer.
When you purchase a Marco Raposo bow it is an investment in both a fine quality product and the protection of a rare wood species so critical to the future of music.
The octagonal stick of pernambuco of an orange-brown colour, silver mounted ebony frog inlaid with Parisian eye. Three part silver adjuster inlaid with pearl eye.
Stamped ‘MARCO RAPOSO’ on the shaft
Delivery & Returns
Delivery and Carriage
We will deliver your goods normally within 48 hours if in stock. Please contact us for more information on items which are currently out of stock, and we will send you an email with approximate new stock arrival dates. If you need delivery by a certain time please state this on your order and we will do our best to accommodate you.
VAT and other taxes
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VAT will not be charged on orders being shipped to the Channel Islands, Switzerland and countries outside of the European Union.
If ordering for delivery overseas, you may be required to pay import duties and taxes that are added once the order arrives in your country. Any add-on charges for customs clearance must be accepted by you. Customs policies vary from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.
Shipping normally takes place within 48 hours (subject to stock) from your order being received and should be delivered within 3-8 days and depending on your country.
If you experience any difficulty in placing an order please contact us and we will be happy to help.
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If the goods you receive are faulty please return them to us in their original condition within 14 days and we will either repair or replace them or refund the cost of the goods.
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Non-delivery of goods
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