Marco Raposo Nickel-Mounted Pernambuco Bass Bow – French


Normally $1,126.00

Marco Raposo Nickle-Mounted Pernambuco Double Bass Bow – French


Normally $1,126.00

Marco Raposo Nickle-Mounted Pernambuco Double Bass Bow – French

Marco Raposo is a Brazilian bow maker, who having studied bow making in America, returned to his home and started a small devoted shop of bow makers.  One of his chief priorities was to build a sustainable business model working with responsible forestry, in an industry (much like ourselves) dominated by Asian factories. All Raposo bows are made from mature (at least 30 year old) Pernambuco wood, which over time will be grown on their workshop’s own land.

We’ve found their bows to be consistent, finely made, and a tremendous value for the musician. For the price, you can not find this quality in a natural hardwood bow.


  • Maker: Marco Raposo
  • Style: French
  • Stick: Pernambuco, Round
  • Frog/Button: Ebony
  • Slide: Mother of Pearl
  • Ferrule: Nickel
  • Wrap: Black Leather with Nickel Wire Winding
  • Measurements: Length of Hair- 21″, Length of Stick- 26 1/2″, Overall Length- 27 1/2″, Balance Point- 8 1/2″
  • Weight: 135 gms

Purchase Trials are available for a seven-day period on bows priced $1,500 and over. Exceptions for other bows can be made by special request, depending on location, etc. For more information regarding our Purchase Trials, please call us at+1 (860) 535-9399. Bows returned from Purchase Trial subject to a 10% processing fee.

Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.


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