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Pierre Nehr Viola Bow, 2022, France

*SOLD or NO LONGER AVAILABLE * Listing for archive purposes only. See viola bows tab for current inventory listings

Pierre Nehr is one of the foremost makers of his generation and we're thrilled to have received two brand-new examples of his work.


This viola bow is made on an attractive, Peccatte-influenced model and is vibrant, warm, and focused, traits most of Pierre's bows share. It effortlessly tracks on the string and has medium-to-strong flexibility that gives it stability and allows the player to control the tonal shadings more precisely.


WEIGHT: 71.4 grams

MOUNTS: Silver and ebony


About Pierre:

In September 1995 at the age of 16, Pierre began his 5 year apprenticeship with his brother, Jean-Pascal Nehr in Marseille. During this time, Pierre also finished an apprenticeship in 1998 in Mirecourt.


In 2000, Pierre went to Paris to work in the workshop of Gilles Chancereul, luthier and expert.


In 2002, Pierre opened his workshop in Paris, devoting himself to the making of bows and the restoration of old bows for various luthiers and international collectors.


Pierre's bows are entirely handmade according to French tradition, where the work is influenced by the great French masters of the 19th century, to which he brings his personal style. Currently, he works only on the creation of new bows.

Pierre's bows are played by orchestra musicians, chamber musicians, concertmasters, soloists, as well as collectors around the world.



Certificate of Merit (vn) VSA 2008

Gold Medal (ce) & Bronze Medal (vn) Mittenwald 2010

3rd place (va) Vatelot Competition 2011

Certificate of Merit (ce) VSA 2012;

“Coup de Coeur” French Cello Society, Paris 2012

“Coup de Coeur” Diederik Suys Viola's competition, Paris 2016

"Certificats d’Honneur" Concours International Dominique Peccatte, Paris 2016

Member of the jury at International Bow Making Competition-Amsterdam 2016

President of the jury at International Bow Making Competition Viola's, Paris 2019

Pierre Nehr Viola Bow, 2022, France

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