Travel violin bow by Guillaume Kessler


First and foremost, these bows are unique pieces, handmade in the French bow making tradition. First and foremost, these bows are unique pieces, handmade in the French bow making tradition. They are for violinists who want a great sound and an unmatched playability. If you go abroad often, this bow is your new passport – with it, you will go through no more troubles at the check-in-procedures, and, what’s more, it only needs a small change to turn into a completely vegan bow.


I’ve designed this travel bow with one thing in mind: making travels easier for today’s violinists. As you know, customs set restrictions on materials that are used in bow making (ivory, mother-of-pearl, some leathers, etc…). These decisions have made travelling more and more difficult for musicians. No one wants to have its bow seized or damaged because of check-in-procedures! That’s why I offer you a bow without any of these composites, but in keeping with the usual bow-making qualities.



Guillaume Kessler



Soloist / Concert bow



Strasbourg – France



Travel violin bow

Designed to be free from all customs issues, this bow gets down to basics.

To begin with, every stick I carve is selected from very nice pieces of Pernambuco. They are chosen them for their acoustics, aesthetics and mechanics.

The adjuster is simple, not adorned with mother-of-pearl or any other decoration. As for the thumbpieces, they are in shagreen leather, a material that is both resistant and easy to find because it is not so much used.

Then this model is fitted with a silver tip wrapped in a fine, high-quality ebony strip.

Finally, the wrapping, lining, button and eyelet on the bow are all silver mounted. Of course, I can make a gold mounting if you want one.


A top-of-the-range vegan bow

Obviously the standard model I offer is not vegan. However, it takes only a few changes to make a fully vegan bow, such as fitting Coruss hair and a vegan leather thumbpiece.

If this is important for you, feel free to ask me about it!

Classical or modern camber

In order to suit various styles, bows are available in two different tension models:

  • The classical camber is after Tourte’s bows. Their bow’s legatois incredibly smooth and they display a great fullness of sound.
  • Then you have the modern camber after Sartory’s bows. It offers very quick spring and response, as well as a great bite.

A stick matching your needs

Each Pernambuco sticks is selected to answer your needs in the best way possible. This is why I offer you three main choices:

  • Brightness: the very quick response of this stick will give a most precise and clear sound to your violin.
  • Balance: the perfect compromise between clarity and fullness
  • Fullness of sound: this rather flexible stick displays a smooth play and a very full sound.


Your travel violin bow

Each bow is made just for you. Hence the possibilities are endless. Feel free to contact me now so that we find out what you need.

Moreover, each bow comes along a certificate of authenticity.

More details

Wood of the stick



Modern, Classical


Silver, Gold


Yes, No

Type of the stick

Clarity, Balance, Fullness of sound


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Payment and delivery

Read about our different options of payment and delivery available to date.

Payment options

Each order must be fully paid before delivery. As of now, here are the available payment options:

  • Card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer



Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

* Large accessories that cannot be sent by tracked letter will be sent in a Bow class. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply customs duties. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any doubts or questions.

Deliveries of strings and accessories under 3 centimeters are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the Post Office. Whether it is for national or international delivery. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order delivered to your home.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment that will be delivered directly to your home or to a relay point, as you prefer, in this case tell me when you order.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside France, the transporters may be different depending on the daily quotation.

DOM-TOM : Guadeloupe – Martinique – Guyana – Mayotte – Reunion – Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Barthélemy – Saint Martin

World zone 1: Albania – Andorra – Armenia – Belarus – Bosnia – Georgia – Gibraltar – Guernsey – Canary Islands – Faroe Islands – Iceland – Jersey – Macedonia – Moldova – Montenegro – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Turkey – Ukraine – Vatican.

World zone 2: All other countries which are not in Europe, in world zone 1 and DOM-TOM.

Returns and exchanges

You have 14 days from the date of delivery to withdraw. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt as proof of purchase. Refund or exchange can only take place upon receipt of the items.

Either way, if you have any questions regarding payment or delivery, please contact me.