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"I truly look forward to visiting Salchow's for any occasion! It's one of the great joys of the NY music scene and of course it's likely you meet any number of heroic musicians depending on when you show up! It's a shop that feels like a throwback to a different time, but of course, they are on the cutting edge of knowledge and technology in the field..."
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Eric Jacobsen
Cellist, Artistic Director of The Knights, Music Director of Orlando Philharmonic
"Salchow and Sons is simply the best there is when it comes to bows. Everything from appraisals to rehairs is handled with care and great expertise. The staff is passionate and knowledgeable, and they have empathy for clients every step of the way..."
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Zlatomir Fung
Concert Cellist
"It was a big honor and privilege to have the experience working with Mr. Salchow and his team while looking for a high-end French cello bow. The team was always available for the many questions I had regarding these magnificent artifacts, were able to..."
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Dr. Thomas Loewenheim
Professor of Cello & Director of Symphony Orchestra and Strings California State University, Fresno, Artistic Director, Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy (FOOSA)
"My relationship with Salchow and Sons began long ago when I was a student at Juilliard, bringing a bow I had been gifted- one of three bows William Salchow made for Sammy Mayes in the early 1970s- in for rehairs and maintenance. Over the course of a more than 30 year relationship..."
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Brinton Averil Smith
Principal Cellist Houston Symphony, Faculty Rice University and Aspen Music Festival
"The hunt for a fine bow can be daunting. For many, finding the right bow can be a matter of musical life or death, and it’s all too easy to feel adrift in the vast sea of bows. The unique combination of a relaxed environment, unimpeachable expertise, and a second to none inventory should make Salchow and Sons the first and the last place to find your next bow..."
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Nicolas Cords
Violist for Brooklyn Rider and the Silk Road Ensemble, Viola and Chamber Music Faculty New England Conservatory
"When I started looking for a fine French cello bow to expand my palette as a player, I wanted to see a large inventory and acquire it from someone whose expertise I could trust. I found it all at Salchow & Sons..."
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Blaise Dejardin
Principal Cellist, Boston Symphony Orchestra
"When I needed a great bow to match the wide range of repertoire I like to play, the Salchow shop was the only one I needed to visit. Isaac's unparalleled expertise and the shop's enormous collection of world-class bows ensured I could feel secure purchasing the Tourte of my dreams..."
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Benjamin Beilman
Concert Violinist
"I always make a point of stopping by Salchow’s whenever I’m in New York. They offer the best selection of bows around, impeccable repairs, and wonderful employees I look forward to seeing each time. I’ve purchased two bows from them in recent years and have had nothing but the most positive of experiences..."
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Helen Kim
Associate Principal Second Violin of the San Francisco Symphony
"I trust the expertise of Salchow and Sons when considering the purchase of a bow or any repairs..."
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Jennifer Koh
Concert Violinist
"I have known Isaac Salchow for over 20 years, starting from the time I was a student. One could say that my friendship with Isaac has directly informed my musical journey. It is through my numerous visits..."
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Nina Lee
Cellist of the Brentano String Quartet, Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music
"I always look forward to my visits at Salchow and Sons. I have worked with Seth and Isaac for many years now, and I have always found their patience with me to be exemplary. We all know of Isaac’s exceptionally keen eye. What I have also found to be unparalleled..."
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Dan Carlson
Violinist, San Francisco Symphony
"I have been going to Salchow & Sons for over eight years. I first went for their great bow rehairs, then repairs, and ultimately wound up buying and selling bows with their help. (I love the bow Isaac found for me so much!) I will continue taking my business to Salchow & Sons because..."
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Matthew Lipman
Concert Violist
"I have been a customer of Salchow & Sons since more than 25 years, and it is for me easily the world’s greatest bow workshop, combining outstanding workmanship (best rehair!!) with an expertise about bows second to none. Thanks to Isaac, who realized a crack in my..."
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Alban Gerhardt
Concert Cellist


We sell on consignment or acquire directly.

Our complete workshop and world-renowned expertise makes us the premiere shop for bow sales in North America. Our extensive inventory includes everything from student bows to the finest examples of the greatest bow makers. Collectors and performers from around the world regularly visit the shop to explore the collection.

If you are interested in consigning a bow with us, please fill out the form below

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If you are interested in consigning a bow with us, please fill out the form below
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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, and English bows, as well as contemporary Salchow bows made by Isaac and his grandfather William. We take great pride in helping musicians at any stage in their career find the perfect bow for them and their instrument.

Our bow trials are best done in person, so we can speak with you about what you are looking for, listen to you play, and show you a curated selection of bows based on your needs. However, we understand if travel to New York City is not possible at the moment, so you are welcome to call us and discuss bows that we might be able to ship to you for trial.

If you are interested in consigning a bow with us, please fill out the form below

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If you are interested in a bow trial, please fill out the form below
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