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Regarding the creation of the special “Magister” series for violin, viola, cello; treble, alto, and bass gambas; as well as baroque contrabass and violone:


After more than 20 years of experience in historical bow making, meeting countless professional musicians in one-to-one conversation and at specialized training courses, it was time to bring all the knowledge I had gained together and get to its heart.


Unlike with modern string playing technique, in the “baroque scene” there are a multitude of differing ideas about how the instruments should function. Bowing technique especially – and thus the expectations one has of the bow – can vary greatly.


Despite all these differences, I have nonetheless developed some very basic convictions about what a bow must be able to do, ideas that arose naturally from my intensive work with professional players of many diverse styles. Above all, I expect a bow to function well; this functionality, in combination with excellent workmanship and materials, is a guiding principle of mine. Thus, as an addition to my custom work with individual musicians, I decided to create a high-end standard model for all string instruments of the violin and gamba families.For this reason, I have named the series “Magister” (Latin for “master teacher”). The name stands for quality, clarity, the joy of playing, and continuous personal development.




Hagen Schiffler - Lustig

Magister model for Violone

  • Of course, you can put our bows through their paces before committing to buy them. For a test phase of one week, we offer to send you a maximum of 3 bows by post, insured. You only pay the shipping costs.


    Danger: this offer is valid for Germany and Austria. Shipping to other EU countries as well as to Switzerland and non-EU countries by arrangement.


    For the correct return incl. insurance, we can send return postage on request or have the package picked up from you at cost price.


    If you have any questions, please write to me at or give me a call!


  • Weight from ... to ...: 115g - 140g


    Stick length: around 76 cm


    Stick material: Snakewood

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