We Buy Bows

Do you have a bow which is no longer in use?


We buy good quality bows, in good condition or in need of expert restoration.

If you would like a valuation and perhaps an offer, send all pictures to info@the hillbow.com as an email attachment with details of the bow.

Pictures & Information

Please give any details you have on the bow, including its history and the length of the bow in millimetres (mm).

Try to recreate the photos shown, and make sure the pictures are well-focused and taken against a plain, neutral-coloured background. Do not use flash if possible, daylight is best. Always take pictures straight at the face of an instrument, no artistic shots at an angle.

Most cameras are set to take pictures of about 1MB, this is fine, they should not be less than 500KB and not more than 3MB each. If in doubt, set your camera to the highest resolution possible and this will almost certainly be useable for valuation. Compressed Zip files are not good, better to send pictures in more than one email if the file size is high.

Your photo should look like this, showing the frog of the bow from the side.

Your photo should look like this, showing the tip of the bow from the side.

Send all of the above pictures to info@thehillbow.com by attaching them to an email.

Stamps & Additional Information

Take close pictures of names branded on bows.



Please give any details, including history and the length of the stick in millimetres (mm).

If you do choose to sell to us, your bows can be sent to us by courier or registered post from anywhere in the world. We have specialist insurance that will cover instruments in transit and are often willing to pay for instruments we are buying in advance. We will also travel to see collections or higher value items that are for sale.

Payment can be made to you by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque, immediately.
This is the fastest and most convenient way of selling and achieving a fair price. Selling at auction often takes many months and can end in disappointment when items fail to sell or reach a poor price. The costs of auctioneers commission, buyer’s premium, photography and insurance can add up to over 35% of the price paid by the buyer. We can usually match or better the price you are likely to receive from selling at auction.

W E HILL & SONS Fluer de Lys
Specialist Dealer in Fine violins and Bows.